shorthand writing
If you are planning to become a journalist in print, TV, radio or magazine then you’ll definitely need to be able to write in shorthand. Even if you’re a freelance writer or author trying to have your work published then you will need to interview people for quotes and research. Shorthand will prove very useful for note-taking.

Working as a journalist or writer will involve interviewing people. You will need to write down snippets of what they say. They will be talking far too quickly – 180 words a minute is the average speed of normal speech – to write in longhand. This is where shorthand comes in. You can make accurate copies of what is being said. Recording equipment is legally not allowed in courts, inquests, tribunals, disciplinary hearings. This is why you will have to accurately report what has been said. And believe me, it’s almost impossible to remember long sentences and jot them down accurately in longhand.

Anybody who is enrolled on a journalism course at a college or university should have shorthand lessons included in the package. But perhaps you want to learn shorthand to boost your CV, for work as a secretary, or maybe in the past you could write in shorthand and want to improve the skills you once had. Whatever the case, having face-to-face lessons with a tutor is always the best method. This allows the teacher to give feedback on your own work and help you out quickly with problems you may have had. Tutors will also include with their lessons all the necessary equipment such as work books and recordings.

It’s essential that shorthand students listen to recordings of speech to practice. One fun way to practice is to write in shorthand what is being said on the news, in a TV program or in a song on the radio. The more varied and fun you make it the easier it will become.

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