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K Man

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My mother just passed away. Found this journal, can someone please translate this for me. 
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It looks like she used a ballpoint pen instead of a fountain pen, which is a little weird. Way harder to write shorthand that way.
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Just uploaded some hours ago.
https://youtu.be/6RvUPIUqfUI
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I have about 20 or more open-source softwares on my PC. I learn new ones at one Facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/oscreativetools/
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I learnt Pitman New Era many years ago. I used it throughout my career but have not used it much for the past 15 years. I am in the process of re-establishing myself as a #VA  (Virtual Assistant). I had not really considered dusting off my shorthand but it has been suggested that this is a dying art and might set me apart from some so I am reaching out to connect with any other #VAs  out there who might offer shorthand transcription.
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Thank you - yes I am in VA groups too.
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Patti Zelenack

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Hi! Have you tried JAKE Auto-text Expanding Shorthand? Extremely intuitive! I LOVE it! www.typejake.com
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Bhavya Sharma

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Hey there! Can anyone suggest me some websites for learning to write shorthand?..

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I've made few video tutorials. https://youtu.be/XWpOh5tdX0s
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Trying to find a translation from an old book. Can anyone help
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+Ian Dawson
Thanks for taking the time to work on that, Ian.
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Rich Harrison

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New forum on Reddit for fans of Emma Dearborn's original Speedwriting.
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+Rich Harrison That's the version I learnt. I love how it looks on paper, people think I'm writing math formulas ))
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Christie Patel

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Hi, I am a student and I would like to learn shorthand to help with note taking. I have visited many sites on the internet explaining the various types and each one's history, however I am still puzzled upon which type to learn. I have a considerable amount of time to learn (I am in no hurry!), however I am not the most patient person.
So, I would like to ask: what type should I pick, and is there a type which is easier that I can then build upon and so write more words per minute once I have mastered the easier type? Thank you for your help!
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Hi Christie I am Imran. Actually it depends upon what type of Shorthand is being explained in your City, I can teach you Pitman Shorthand online. if it is good for you or for your goal so feel free contact me at my Email: imrangabol786786@gmail.com   
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Ethan Woodbury

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Hi, I'm looking for somebody who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area to mentor me in learning shorthand for a school project. I will learn primarily on my own from a shorthand workbook, but I need a mentor to sign off on my progress and make sure that I am learning correctly. I am open to learning any form of shorthand based on what form you know.

Let me know if you can help out or if you want any more information!
Thanks so much!
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Allison James

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Hello,
My family recently discovered some journals of my grandmother who just passed away on Monday. They are short entries but some of them have shorthand at the end - which fascinates me, by the way! I was wondering how I can go about getting them translated as I know that everyone has their own special quirks and ways to write shorthand. I have no idea what they could say because my Grama was a very quiet and mysterious woman who held WAY too much inside! Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi, I am sorry to hear of your grandmother passing away.

Why don't you post a picture of some of that shorthand so that, for a start, we can determine what kind of shorthand it is. Knowing the brand, you can then approach an expert in that particular style of shorthand.
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Hello friends! I am new here, and starting to learn Gregg. I'm also trained as a linguist. I'm really impressed with how the system lines up pretty soundly with linguistic principles. Does anyone know if Gregg was a linguist, or if there has been anything written on those connections? I found a few articles mentioning this, but nothing with academic sources.
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N Wilson

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Hi! So I'm debating between learning gregg and teeline for taking notes in class and maybe Journaling. I've read all that I can about them both but I still can't come to a solid decision. Could any of you tell me which would be better for me please? Thank you in advance. 😊
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+Joshua Taylor Thank you!
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Patti Zelenack

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Hi! Have you tried JAKE Auto-text Expanding Shorthand? Extremely intuitive! I LOVE it! www.typejake.com

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Shawn Harris

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I'm creating a clue for a game and I'd like to have it written in shorthand for players to have to decode (or get help decoding - smile). From reading online, it seems as though Pitman might be the clearest for people to try to figure out. Am I correct in that assumption?

Thanks for any help you can lend!
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Thanks!
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Nell Minow

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A friend is looking for someone who can translate what we think is speedwriting in her mother's diaries (circa 1920's). Does anyone have a suggestion on how to find someone who can help and what they might charge? 
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It's definitely a geometric shorthand, but that "smiley face" outline of a dash with two dots above it that recurs repeatedly doesn't look like anything I've seen in Pitman yet.

You'll find links to a few people offering shorthand transcription services professionally here: long-live-pitmans-shorthand.org.uk - Long Live Pitman's Shorthand! Devoted to New Era Shorthand
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Hi there - I'm looking to learn Pitman shorthand for my job as a journalist. I know that Teeline is the more popular option but the phonetic approach appeals! However, I'm struggling to find anywhere in the UK that offers qualifications in pitman - if I teach myself I want to be able to get a qualification at the end. Can anyone advise on test centres? 
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Hi lindsay I am Imran i can teach you Pitman Shorthand online if you want to feel free contact me at my E-mail: imrangabol786786@gmail.com                
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Florian Jenn

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Sorry, a bit late...
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Super! Danke! Sobald ich zuhause bin, scanne ich meine Roller-Version.
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TheRise2arun

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Hello friends.
I want to learn shorthand to attain a minimum 80 wpm -100 wpm speed to qualify for a govt exam skill test. The time i have is maximum 4 months to reach that speed.
From what i have researched in the online articles, i have decided to learn teeline method.
Kindly confirm if iam right in my decision and suggest me good online learning courses and best books to start from the basics.
Thank you.
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+TheRise2arun where u live?
I've 2yr exprnce in pitman shorthand teaching 
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