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I Write Shorthand

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    To me, it's not just an activity to do when you have nothing better to do when you're bored. It's something more. Not only is it really really fun to do, but it makes me feel...
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    Most people write beautiful quotes here. Shame I can't think of any to write today.
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