This book (Intensive Exercises in Vocabulary Building by Charles Lee Swem) has been digitized as an online loan on Internet Archive. It contains practice for high-frequency words, and it includes a key at the end. You can’t download it as a .pdf, but if you have an Internet Archive account, you can read it for…
This is just a heads up. Someone on eBay is selling their Gregg dictation reel-to-reel tape set (Diamond Jubilee). Too bad I don’t have a reel-to-reel player, or a lot of money, but wow, what a find!
In this essay from her book Beyond the Solar System, Bertha Morris Parker discusses the astronomical event known as a nova (novae or novas in plural) and how they were discovered. I rewrote it in Centennial Gregg for the blog. Attachment: novae.pdf
Do you know the meaning of some gestures that some native Spanish speakers use when communicating with others? In this article, transcribed in Anniversary Gregg for the blog by me, a press correspondent describes some of the most common ones. Attachment: the-hidden-meaning-of-some-gestures-in-latin-america.pdf Attachment: the-hidden-meaning-of-some-gestures-in-latin-america-transcript.pdf
Some facts and figures about the Great Lakes, written by yours truly in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: the-great-lakes-of-north-america.pdf
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I’m curious what everyone’s favorite shorthand-writing tools are? I’ve always enjoyed fountain pens (especially with Noodler’s permanent inks) but I don’t always find them speed-oriented. Lately I’ve been playing with gel pens, to see how I like those for note-taking. I’ve been trying out a Uni-Ball #207, which came highly recommended for its permanence and…
Members of the Gregg Shorthand Blog: I, Shaleto, humbly greet you as you are my de facto senior colleagues in this blog. It is a joy, indeed, to become a part of such a special group, a community of writers and aspirants to writers, people who are curious, who want to listen and want to…
I had some fun reviewing these brief forms from a prior post but a few have me confused. Probably this is because I learned Series 90 and this list is Anniversary edition. I include the image of the outlines that I cannot understand. The original chart is here A Wordsign Chart
Some years back, I recall reading in one of the Gregg texts about a phenomenon that long-time shorthand writers experience: thinking in shorthand. I believe it was in one of the older (pre-Anni) texts, but am not sure after so long. Does anyone recollect this reference? Thanks! -Joel