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A Guide to Alternative Writing and Shorthand Systems

Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of different shorthand systems.

BBC Today: A Quick Shorthand Test

Article from November 09 debating whether or not journalists in the UK should still be required to learn shorthand.

Dutton Speedwords Dictionary

Transcription of the dictionary for Dutton Speedwords, an international auxiliary language as well a shorthand writing system.

Gregg Shorthand

Contains winning transcripts from speed competitions, plus downloadable Gregg Drills and manuals, including the complete Anniversary manual and manuals for using Gregg in German and Esperanto.

Gregg Shorthand Anniversary Dictionary

Searchable database of the 4000 most frequently used words in Gregg Shorthand Anniversary Edition.


Introduces this shorthand system, which is partially based on Gregg Shorthand.

The Incorporated Phonographic Society

British membership organisation for professional shorthand users. Includes information on meetings and membership, with photographs.

The Joy of Pitman Shorthand

Features extensive information on the history and basics of Pitman Shorthand, plus videos, transcribed song lyrics, shorthand as art and analysis of writing samples.

Keyscript Shorthand

Features Keyscript Shorthand, invented by the site author and based on Pitman but using only lower case letters of the alphabet. Includes samples and information on a course.

Long Live Pitmans Shorthand

Dedicated to Pitmans New Era Shorthand. Includes online tutorials, reference material, downloadable posters and applications and dictation practice using recordings of the Queen's Christmas broadcasts.

Phoenix Theory

Features articles, discussion board and speed building tips for the Phoenix method of machine shorthand, often used by court stenographers.

Pitman for Geeks

Features an introduction to Pitman Shorthand, plus an annotated literary sample and useful mnemonics.

The Shorthand Place

Provides information on the history of shorthand, plus articles and lesson in the T-Script shorthand method.

Shorthand Shorthand Shorthand

Analyzes different versions of Gregg Shorthand and offers free audio files for dictation practice at different speeds. Also includes many speed building tips.

Stenographer's Guild

Offers fifteen free online lessons with audio, aiming to teach the basics of Pitman Shorthand with audio explanations.

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