Shorthand Course

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Aimed at people who need to pick up shorthand skills in the shortest possible time, this great new Pitman Training (course 1 and course 2) will teach you shorthand theory in just 35 hours, enabling you to write up to a speed of 40 wpm.

The course is similar to the Teeline Fast textbook, except it teaches Pitman’s shorthand version.

There are many exercises for students to do and ample dictation practice available.

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Complete Shorthand Course by Arthur J. Taylor NEW


Complete Shorthand Course by Arthur J. Taylor NEW


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Vtg 1930 Gregg Writer Student's Complete Certificate Shorthand Course Exam Pass


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Expert Shorthand Speed Course NEW by Rupert Pitt So Rel


Expert Shorthand Speed Course NEW by Rupert Pitt So Rel


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Barnes Brief Course in Benn Pitman Shorthand


Barnes Brief Course in Benn Pitman Shorthand


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Isaac Pitmans Short Course in Shorthand; An Exposition of the Authors System ...


Isaac Pitmans Short Course in Shorthand; An Exposition of the Authors System …


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Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand; A Series of Lessons in Isaac Pitmans System...


Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand; A Series of Lessons in Isaac Pitmans System…


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Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand NEW by Issac Pitman


Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand NEW by Issac Pitman


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Barnes Practical Course in Graham Shorthand...


Barnes Practical Course in Graham Shorthand…


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Barnes Brief Course in Benn Pitman Shorthand...


Barnes Brief Course in Benn Pitman Shorthand…


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Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand...


Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand…


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Refresher Course in Gregg Shorthand Simplified


Refresher Course in Gregg Shorthand Simplified


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Refresher Course in Gregg Shorthand (Diamond Jubilee Series)


Refresher Course in Gregg Shorthand (Diamond Jubilee Series)


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Speed Writing, the 21st Century Alternative to Shorthand, A Training Course with Easy Exercises to Learn Faster Writing in Just 6 Hours with the Innovative Bakerwrite System and Internet Links


Speed Writing, the 21st Century Alternative to Shorthand, A Training Course with Easy Exercises to Learn Faster Writing in Just 6 Hours with the Innovative Bakerwrite System and Internet Links


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Speed Writing – the 21st century alternative to shorthand Most people need a note taking system for work or study but few people have the time or inclination to spend a year or two learning shorthand. BakerWrite Speed Writing enables you to learn a new system in a matter of hours and become proficient within weeks. This book is laid out in 6 easy to follow lessons, that take about an hour each. …

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IFR Flight Planning Log Pad


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IFR En Route Flight Logs record pilot’s name and aircraft identification, organize flight courses and position reports. Also shown are required radio frequencies, alternate airport information, clearance grid with shorthand symbols, section to write weather reports, winds aloft, FAA flight plan, checklist for required charts, manuals, navigation tools, and flight hardware. Designed to fit APR’s Pr…







The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors


The Salon.com Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Authors


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Selling itself as a handbook for readers who consume books “for pleasure,” The Salon.com Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Authors hopes to fill a perceived gap on the reference shelf. Its editor, Laura Miller, declares in the preface: “We didn’t imagine an audience of researchers or scholars or critics or prize committees or members of the publishing industry, even if some of those people still…

1904 Print Ad Shorthand Stenography Typing Mail Course - Original Print Ad


1904 Print Ad Shorthand Stenography Typing Mail Course – Original Print Ad


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This is an original 1904 print ad for learning shorthand and typewriting by mail from Mer. Sten. Institute, 190 Canal, Chicago….

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Pitman Training

The theory pages provide a compact and detailed reference source and are designed to give more information than the average course book provides. Their best use is for review and revision, after your basic instruction is completed. I would encourage complete beginners, who have no prior knowledge of Pitman’s Shorthand, to concentrate their primary efforts on the more simplified information in their instruction book.

If you are interested in pre-New Era versions of Pitman’s Shorthand, I suggest you learn New Era thoroughly, and do your dabbling afterwards, as rules have been revised over time, especially the placement of vowels and positions of outlines, rather major things to get confused over if you are still learning.

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This easy-to-follow shorthand secretory course has been specifically compiled at Pitmans College to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating. The rules of shorthand, along with exercises, facility drills and diction tests, are comprehensively covered over the 25 lessons.

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Pitman shorthand I want to learn?

DIY I took a course pitman and got pretty far, but I want to go to classroom where they teach. I live in Kent and my local university only teaches Teeline. I do not want to lose what I have already learned in Pitman. Help?

See the three videos below that explain the Pitman Shorthand system

Pitman Shorthand, part 1 of 3

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Text book-Pitman Shorthand Canadian Centennial Edition 1937


Text book-Pitman Shorthand Canadian Centennial Edition 1937


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THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD by Oliver Goldsmith - PITMAN'S SHORTHAND OR PHONOGRAPHY


THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD by Oliver Goldsmith – PITMAN’S SHORTHAND OR PHONOGRAPHY


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New Practical Shorthand Manual Complete and Comprehensive Expos-Benn Pitman


New Practical Shorthand Manual Complete and Comprehensive Expos-Benn Pitman


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NEW Modern Shorthand Adapted from the Benn Pitman by Paperback Book (English) Fr


NEW Modern Shorthand Adapted from the Benn Pitman by Paperback Book (English) Fr


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Shorthand Pocket Dictionary, Isaac Pitman; Eight Thousand Words and Phrases


Shorthand Pocket Dictionary, Isaac Pitman; Eight Thousand Words and Phrases


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The Reporting Style of Short Hand; A Complete Stenographic Text-Book. Pitman ...


The Reporting Style of Short Hand; A Complete Stenographic Text-Book. Pitman …


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Barnes Brief Course in Benn Pitman Shorthand


Barnes Brief Course in Benn Pitman Shorthand


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Pitmanic Shorthand; A Complete Text-Book on the American-Pitman System


Pitmanic Shorthand; A Complete Text-Book on the American-Pitman System


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Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand; A Series of Lessons in Isaac Pitmans System...


Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand; A Series of Lessons in Isaac Pitmans System…


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Shorthand, Pitman's: New Era (Teach Yourself)


Shorthand, Pitman’s: New Era (Teach Yourself)


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This easy-to-follow shorthand course has been specifically compiled at Pitmans College to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating. The rules of shorthand, along with exercises, facility drills and diction tests, are comprehensively covered over the 25 lessons….

Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 (Teach Yourself)


Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 (Teach Yourself)


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Indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course, this guide based on original Pitman Publishing material is designed to provide a working vocabulary in easy stages and includes 2 audio practice CDs Shorthand is a valuable asset to everyone in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of a modern fast-mov…

Pitman Shorthand: The World Record System


Pitman Shorthand: The World Record System


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PITMAN SHORTHAND: THE WORLD RECORD SYSTEM By John W. Harrell Introduction The greatest speed and accuracy records writing and reading shorthand throughout all time have been made by Pitman writers, — proving conclusively that the Pitman System gives to the writer greater speed capacity and greater accuracy in reading than any other System in existence. It follows therefore, that just as the…

Isaac Pitman

Sir Isaac Pitman (January 4, 1813 – January 12, 1897), knighted in 1894, developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand in 1837. Pitman was a qualified teacher and taught at a private school he founded in Wotton-under-Edge.

In 1837 Isaac Pitman first published his system of phonetic shorthand, in a pamphlet entitled Stenographic Sound-Hand. Among the examples in this pamphlet, were the Psalm 100, the Lord’s Prayer, and Swedenborg’s Rules of Life. In about 1837 Pitman discontinued the use of all alcoholic beverages, and in about 1838 he became a vegetarian – both lifelong practices to which, in a famous letter to The Times (London), he attributed he lifelong excellent health and his ability to work long hours. Pitman founded Pitman Training, a company which he established as colleges to provide training in office skills. The early courses were only for men. There are now 100 centres across the UK, Ireland and internationally offering 125 courses.

Pitman Shorthand
Pitman shorthand is a system of shorthand for the English language that uses a phonetic system; the symbols do not represent letters, but rather sounds, and words are, for the most part, written as they are spoken. As of 1996, Pitman shorthand was the most popular shorthand system used in the United Kingdom and the second most popular in the United States.

One characteristic feature of Pitman shorthand is that [voiced] sounds (such as /p/ and /b/ or /t/ and /d/) are represented by strokes that differ only in thickness (the thin stroke representing ‘light’ sounds such as p and t; the thick stroke representing ‘heavy’ sounds such as b and d).

Another distinguishing feature is that there is more than one way of indicating vowels. The main vowel of a word or phrase is indicated by the position of the stroke with respect to the ruled lines of the notebook. (For example, a small circle drawn above the ruled line translates to as/has; the same circle drawn on the line translates to is/his). But the marks for as/has and is/his are like irregular verbs: they are an exception to the rule. The predominant way of indicating vowels is to use dots or small dashes drawn close to the stroke of the preceding consonant. Each vowel, whether indicated by a dot for a short vowel, or by a dash or a longer, more drawn-out vowel, has its own position relative to its adjacent stroke (beginning, middle, or end).

There are at least three “dialects” of Pitman’s shorthand: the original Pitman’s, Pitman’s New Era, and Pitman’s 2000. The later versions dropped certain symbols and introduced other simplifications to earlier versions. For example, strokes “rer” (heavy curved downstroke) and “kway”, (hooked horizontal straight stroke) are present in Pitman’s New Era, but not in Pitman’s 2000.


Pitman's shorthand writing exercises and examination tests; a series of graduated exercises on every rule in the system and adapted for use by the private student or in public classes


Pitman’s shorthand writing exercises and examination tests; a series of graduated exercises on every rule in the system and adapted for use by the private student or in public classes



Pitman’s shorthand writing exercises and examination tests; a series of graduated exercises on every rule in the system and adapted for use by the private student or in public classes. 290 Pages….


Pitman's shorthand writing exercises and examination tests: a series of graduated exercises on every rule in the system and adapted for use by the private student or in public classes


Pitman’s shorthand writing exercises and examination tests: a series of graduated exercises on every rule in the system and adapted for use by the private student or in public classes


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English and shorthand dictionary, based on the original work of Sir Isaac Pitman, with lists of proper names, grammalogues and contractions, and an analytical introduction on formation of shorthand


English and shorthand dictionary, based on the original work of Sir Isaac Pitman, with lists of proper names, grammalogues and contractions, and an analytical introduction on formation of shorthand



English and shorthand dictionary, based on the original work of Sir Isaac Pitman, with lists of proper names, grammalogues and contractions, and an analytical introduction on the formation of shorthand outlines. 862 Pages….


Antique Print of 1897 Scenes In The Snow Winter Sketches Late Sir Isaac Pitman Interesting Story


Antique Print of 1897 Scenes In The Snow Winter Sketches Late Sir Isaac Pitman Interesting Story


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Antique Print of 1897 Scenes In The Snow Winter Sketches Late Sir Isaac Pitman Interesting Story Full page and reverse from the Illustrated London News dated 1897, an illustrated weekly newspaper weeks date as shown on top of page, the size of each page is approximately (including margins as seen)10 x 14.5 inches (260×370).All are genuine antique prints and not modern copies, the Illustrated Londo…

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Isaac Pitman, Native Trading Ship Of Kerefunu Guinea


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Old Antique Historical Victorian Prints Maps and Historic Fine Art———. Isaac Pitman, Native Trading Ship Of Kerefunu Guinea Page From An Issue 1887 The Illustrated London News These Wood Engravings Would Make An Ideal Gift For Christmas Or Birthday The Actual Date Is Printed On Each Page This Engraving Is Over 115 Years Old And Is Not A Moderncopy This Wood Cut Engraving Was Scanned At Low R…
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Get Started in Shorthand - Pitman 2000 by Pitman Publishing Ltd. Staff (2010,...


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Text book-Pitman Shorthand Canadian Centennial Edition 1937


Text book-Pitman Shorthand Canadian Centennial Edition 1937


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THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD by Oliver Goldsmith - PITMAN'S SHORTHAND OR PHONOGRAPHY


THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD by Oliver Goldsmith – PITMAN’S SHORTHAND OR PHONOGRAPHY


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New Practical Shorthand Manual Complete and Comprehensive Expos-Benn Pitman


New Practical Shorthand Manual Complete and Comprehensive Expos-Benn Pitman


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NEW Modern Shorthand Adapted from the Benn Pitman by Paperback Book (English) Fr


NEW Modern Shorthand Adapted from the Benn Pitman by Paperback Book (English) Fr


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Shorthand Pocket Dictionary, Isaac Pitman; Eight Thousand Words and Phrases


Shorthand Pocket Dictionary, Isaac Pitman; Eight Thousand Words and Phrases


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The Reporting Style of Short Hand; A Complete Stenographic Text-Book. Pitman ...


The Reporting Style of Short Hand; A Complete Stenographic Text-Book. Pitman …


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Barnes Brief Course in Benn Pitman Shorthand


Barnes Brief Course in Benn Pitman Shorthand


$23.18


Pitmanic Shorthand; A Complete Text-Book on the American-Pitman System


Pitmanic Shorthand; A Complete Text-Book on the American-Pitman System


$23.18


Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand; A Series of Lessons in Isaac Pitmans System...


Course in Isaac Pitman Shorthand; A Series of Lessons in Isaac Pitmans System…


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