SHORTHAND

Fast writing has been a requirement down the ages. Egyptian and Roman scribes used shorthand in various guises for speed and secrecy. In England, shorthand was used from Elizabethan times and famous shorthand writers were Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens. Then young, Isaac Pitman, squiggled out Eureka! in 1837 and the first Pitman system was born. He was just 24 years old! But although it was fast and elegant, it took the dedication of a saint to perfect, driving many an intelligent being to tears or chocolate! 

In the 1960s Pitman 2000 provided a simplified version but then came the bliss of Teeline.  Simpler still as it is based on spelling and alphabet adaptations rather than phonetics.  Teeline is quick to grasp and after a few lessons you can be incorporating this in your daily routine.  Teeline is now the most popular version for beginners. 

Here, we have an extensive shorthand programme, popular with journalists, PAs and minute-takers - you can start self-paced fast-track courses daily or reserve your place on our tutor-led programmes. Our tutors also run many in-house corporate courses on site and adjudicate NCTJ sessions for journalists. 

Did you know?

  • We write at up to 40wpm legibly! 

  • We speak at around 150-180wpm normally! 

  • A workable speed for business is 80wpm 

  • A workable minimum for journalists is 100wpm



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