Shorthand Writing

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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Shorthand Courses

shorthand courses
Are there any free online shorthand courses?
i would like to learn shorthand or speed writing are there any free ways of doing this?

You can find a complete course for learning Gregg Shorthand at: http://gregg.angelfishy.net/

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Personal Shorthand

Personal Shorthand
There are three basic categories of written shorthand. Best known are pure symbol shorthand systems (e.g., Gregg, Pitman). Because the complexity of symbol shorthands made them time-consuming to learn, a variety of newer systems (e.g., Speedwriting, Stenoscript, Stenospeed & Forkner), sometimes identified as “alphabetic” shorthands were created in an effort to be easier for students to learn. However, because these systems used both letters of the alphabet and some degree of symbols, artificially written or located alphabetic characters, or even special punctuations, they are more accurately described as hybrid shorthand systems. Personal Shorthand uses only the 26 letters of the alphabet, without any special symbols, positioning, or punctuation and can therefore be written cursively, printed, typed, or even entered in a computer without special typefaces or graphics.

Given years of practice, symbol shorthand writers could sometimes acquire skills of 150 or even 200 words per minute, which might have qualified them for demanding positions such as court reporting, typically dominated today by machine shorthands. Due to the extensive time necessary, few achieved such a level. Most symbol shorthand writers in secretarial positions wrote between 80 and 140 words per minute. Hybrid shorthand systems with higher symbol content generally could be written faster than those with fewer symbols. In common with most hybrid shorthands, personal shorthand cannot be written as fast as symbol shorthands. However, like some hybrids, learning time is drastically reduced. Students of personal shorthand can acquire a useful shorthand skill (50 to 60 wpm) in a single school term, compared to the year or more for symbol system students to reach that same level.

Without the complexity of symbols to memorize and practice writing, Personal Shorthand theory is relatively simple. There are 6 Theory Rules. Slightly more than a hundred high-frequency business vocabulary words are represented by a single written letter known as a Brief Form (“a” for “about”, “t” for “time”, “v” for “very”, etc.). High-frequency letter groupings within words (“g” for “-ing”, “s” for “-tion”, etc.), known as Phonetic Abbreviations, are also written with a single letter. In most personal shorthand textbooks the entire theory is presented in just 10 lessons, after which review and practice can lead to writing speeds of 60 to 100 words per minute.

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Learn Stenography

stenography covers both the shorthand notes taken by secretaries during dictation, and it is one of the tools of a court reporter, who has to take notes on everything anyone says in a court proceeding. There are many systems of shorthand. The most popular and perhaps easiest to learn is Gregg shorthand. It was developed in 1888, but it has gone through periodic revisions to keep up with trends in language. You will need progressively more education if you want to become a personal note-taker, a secretary or a court reporter.

  1. Decide how you want to use stenography. If you just want to use it to take personal notes, you can probably get by with an online course. If you need to achieve greater speed and accuracy to work as a secretary, you will probably need to take a class in person. The feedback from an instructor needs to be more frequent and detailed than you can get from an online course.
  2. Start with something simple. Try writing your name in shorthand. In the process, you will be learning the system of phonetics that underlies shorthand.
  3. Learn all of the phonetic forms. Some will be simple consonant sounds (e.g., M, N, P), some will be consonant combinations (e.g., TH, ND, LD), and some will be vowels. It is important to become familiar with these before moving on to what are called abbreviations or short forms.
  4. Learn the short forms. Common words such as YOU, THE, AVAILABLE, and WILL might have a single stroke to represent the whole word. Find or make a list of them all so you can review periodically. The first form in the sample image is a combination of the short forms for THIS, IS and NOT.
  5. Find dictation texts; usually, business letters or speeches work best. Anything spoken that someone might want written down or transcribed is a good candidate. You can have a friend read them while you transcribe, or you can record them yourself and play them back to copy. If you want to improve your speed, you can read at different speeds. Dictation speeds are categorized by words per minute, so you will need to pace your reading using a stopwatch or clock showing seconds.

The idea of learning shorthand is to be able to take notes quickly and be able to transcribe them accurately. The reason people study a system is that it has been tested to cover all situations, and an idiosyncratic system you develop might miss certain points or be hard to read, especially when you come back to it days or weeks later.

If you want to become a court reporter, there is specific knowledge you will have to learn, so it might be best to start by taking a course. You might otherwise start with wrong ideas or bad habits.

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Stentura 200SRT Steno Machine – Stenographer, Stenography, Writer, 400SRT


$395.00


The GREGG Shorthand Manual Simplified


The GREGG Shorthand Manual Simplified


$9.48


A shortand outline for almost every word in the English language. The GREGG Shorthand Dictionary Simplified is divided into two parts: Part I contains 26,098 words most commonly used in notation with their official shorthand outlines. Also included are words that are frequently used in such fields as medicine, law, engineering, chemistry, and many others. These words represent a large range…

Stenography:  Become a Court or Realtime Reporter in Four Steps


Stenography: Become a Court or Realtime Reporter in Four Steps



Are you looking for a more engaging, meaningful, and prestigious career?Would you like control over your income and schedule?Have you been searching for, but been unable to find a satisfying career that provides these qualities?Features:– cost, time, and requirements of each method of training– definitions of industry jargon/terminology– information about necessary equipment– state certifi…


Brief Encounters: A Dictionary for Court Reporting


Brief Encounters: A Dictionary for Court Reporting


$55.10


Book by Boucke, Laurie…

Stenograph® Stentura® 8000 LX w/accessories


Stenograph® Stentura® 8000 LX w/accessories



Re-conditioned Stenograph® Stentura® 8000 LX color dark green . Accessories Included: carrying case (new), tripod, charger (new), battery (new), ink cartridge (new), realtime kit (new), paper tray, writer adjustment tool (new) & user’s guide. *Remember all of Acculaw’s court reporting steno writers have been re-conditioned and come with warranty. Re-conditioned means the writer has been complete…


Kingzer 2-in-1 Mini USB Voice Recorder Dictaphone 4G Flash Memory Drive Disk Black


Kingzer 2-in-1 Mini USB Voice Recorder Dictaphone 4G Flash Memory Drive Disk Black


$22.98


About this product:Mini USB disk recorder, built-in 4G flash memory, high quality, utra-portable storage device.Black Mini 4GB USB Digital Audio Voice Recorder Dictaphone Flash Drive DiskFeatures:2 in 1: can be used as a USB disk and a voice recorder.Built in 4GB memory.Easy one button ON/OFF audio recording.High speed download and NO software required.Easy Plug and Play mode.Long time voice recor…

Stenograph® élan Mira® A3 w/accessories & 1 year warranty (re-conditioned)


Stenograph® élan Mira® A3 w/accessories & 1 year warranty (re-conditioned)



Re-conditioned Stenograph® élan Mira® A3 w/ 1 year warranty. Accessories Included: carrying case (new), tripod, charger (new), battery (new), 2 SD memory cards (new), USB realtime cable (new), USB driver CD (new) & user’s guide (new). *Remember all of Acculaw’s court reporting steno writers have been re-conditioned and come with warranty. Re-conditioned means the writer has been completely chem…


STENOGRAPHY: Alphabet consonants arbitraries points preposition termination;1830


STENOGRAPHY: Alphabet consonants arbitraries points preposition termination;1830



Antique Print: STENOGRAPHY: Alphabet consonants arbitraries points preposition termination. Caption below print: ‘Stenography’. Type: Antique engraved print Date of printing: 1830. Size: 19.5 x 25.0cm, 7.75 x 9.75 inches (Medium), 500 sq cm. Artist, cartographer or engraver: Unsigned. Condition: Fair: Blemish. Light spotting. Please note any other blemishes on the scan prior to purchasing this pic…


STENOGRAPHY: Fabricus reply to Pyrrgus. St Paul's Speech. Pope to Atterbury;1830


STENOGRAPHY: Fabricus reply to Pyrrgus. St Paul’s Speech. Pope to Atterbury;1830



Antique Print: STENOGRAPHY: Fabricus reply to Pyrrgus. St Paul’s Speech. Pope to Atterbury. Caption below print: ‘Stenography’. Type: Antique engraved print Date of printing: 1830. Size: 19.5 x 25.0cm, 7.75 x 9.75 inches (Medium), 500 sq cm. Artist, cartographer or engraver: Unsigned. Condition: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Spot. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior t…


1919 Ad Shorthand Stenography King Institute 8 Wabash Avenue Shorthand Secretary - Original Print Ad


1919 Ad Shorthand Stenography King Institute 8 Wabash Avenue Shorthand Secretary – Original Print Ad


$38.95


This is an original 1919 black and white print ad for K. I. Shorthand stenography lessons from the King Institute, Inc….

UNIVERSITY OF XXL STENOGRAPHY Adult Sweatshirt (Crewneck) Various Colors


UNIVERSITY OF XXL STENOGRAPHY Adult Sweatshirt (Crewneck) Various Colors



The Design/Saying is printed on the front of the product, we use the newest & best technology to print the design with great inks that are cured into the product. This new high tech way of producing garments is very fade resistant. WE DO NOT USE TRANSFERS. It is great, since you dont have that thick transfer feeling. The feel is very smooth and comfortable. T-ShirtFrenzy offers over 30,000 de…