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I Write Shorthand

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    A Very Useful Skill

    I taught myself Pitman’s shorthand, years ago, and have used it ever since for taking notes at meetings and on the phone and, occasionally, for making a private note, since so few people seem to be able to read it, these days. It is possible to take a shorthand note and...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Sep 26, 2009

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    Work Experience As A Stenographer

    A stenographer is far different from a typist. The typist work is to type the existing document or manuscript as the case may be. A stenographer has to maintain speed in his writing. He has to possess excellent memory power to recollect the strokes into English language at the...
    srenukasteno srenukasteno 56-60, F Sep 7, 2013

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    A Shorthand Admirer

    I learned Pitman's shorthand in 1960 and completed the whole course only in six months and passed a test at 120 words per minute.  I have ever since kept in touch with it by using it during my studies in England and then in taking Minutes of meetings during employment.  Even...
    shareefmm9 shareefmm9 66-70 3 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    A Rare Skill

    I learned Pitman shorthand at college in the 1970s.  I used to use it every day back then and for many years at work or just as a useful way to make a note in any situation.  It's also handy for secret diary entries if you really want to keep something private!!It...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Pitman's Shorthand Reading Material

    I am delighted that many people are still interested in shorthand both for work and hobby. I learned in the 1970's but since starting my shorthand websites, I have discovered that there are very many people learning, and wanting to learn, but nowadays they have to study on their...
    blpuk blpuk 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    It Is Indeed A Skill

    I came across All1Rog's post on *I write shorthand* and I became interested in knowing about anyone who is able to acquire such a skill. Then I realise that I am also interested in knowing how many of us are actually bilingual. I attended a wine symposium in Italy recently. The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    I had a slight lisp as a child, which I got over. But I still have trouble speaking because I stammer and struggle to speak coherently and find the right words. When writing, there...
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    "Good writers write from their hearts, then later from their heads." I love to write but I'm always guilty of over thinking and analyzing that my pen gets paralyzed.
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    I love to write. I curl up on the sofa. I get out my pen and put my hand on my chin. I think best when I'm staring out an open window.That's when things come to me. I love to share...
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    If only people could see what I write and draw...if they did they probably wouldn't want to talk to me much. I write about some deep stuff. Especially in my diary. I feel like...
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny 16-17, F Oct 12

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    Let me be the first to admit I make a lot of typos and grammatical errors when I write something passionately. So I am always willing to correct myself and clarify something if...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    While sitting in the dawn light trying to get warm, my mind plays over the lifestory I can not write. The truth is it is wierd and wonderful to all or most conceptual aspe ts of a...
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    Writing is incredibly fun for me. I usually write fanfiction, but I'm trying to write a screenplay about magic. Keyword, trying.
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    I would love to write some fiction involving a character (that is really me). I wish I could write properly though :(
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    I love to write, all night I've been on here, writing my opinions. I love writing about what I think and what I see in the world. I would write forever if I could, but my hand does...
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    I write songs and poems. All kinds, all genres, all themes. I want to write a album like The Fame and The Fame Monster by Lady GaGa, someday!
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    sadisticfangirl sadisticfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    But would love another person to help me write it, two or more perspectives are always better than one, especially when they are in tune.
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    I write my own book seeries and I want to be a author . I read a lot too and I always look at how well described things are and try to do the same .
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