New member, err, student. ;)

Hi everyone. My name is Ken. I live in Hamilton, Montana and I just joined your group today. I’ve an interest in Gregg shorthand as I majored in journalism at the U of Oregon years ago and have worked as a reporter, editor and news editor in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Montana.
My  shorthand is self-taught from three books that I’ve carried about since ’84. A 1955 copy of “Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified, Second Edition,”  the 1955 “Student’s Transcript” for the Manual and a 1951 edition of “Gregg Shorthand Dictionary Simplified, a Dictionary of 30,000 authoritative Gregg shorthand outlines” edited by John Robert Gregg, Louis A. Leslie and Charles E. Zoubek.
So I was happy to find this site today and come across all the documents and links to check out.
Hummmmmm, who knows. Maybe my shorthand will improve now. 😉
(by «  keni  » for everyone)

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  1. Howdy Ken and welcome to the group!   I'm rather new here myself, but it is a very friendly place and there is a lot of information and encouragement to be had here! I'm not one of the experts, but if you read through the messages already posted, you'll see a lot of gems based upon years of practical experience.   So, feel free to roam around, and be sure to check out the Links and Documents sections — some real goodies there 🙂   All the best,   John Simi Valley, CA

  2. Nice to have you, Ken. I haven't heard of a transcription of the Simplified manual. Man, I was pulling my hair out when I first started, wishing there was one. Interesting.

    Praise the lord, I saw the light line!

  3. John,
    The "Student's Transcript of Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified, Second
    Edition," edited by John Robert Gregg, Louis A. Leslie and Charles E. Zoubek,
    was copyrighted in 1955 by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc and by The Gregg
    Publishing Company in 1951.
    The "Explanation to Users of This Booklet," by the Publishers, says:
    "This booklet contains the transcript to the shorthand material in the
    Reading and Writing exercises of "Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified, Second
    Edition." The number preceding each exercise corresponds to the shorthand
    exercise number in the text, "Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified, Second
    Edition."  This trransscript will serve two desirable purposes.
    "1. It will enable the student to look up the word or phrase represented by
    any outline about which he is in doubt. He will thus be able to cover the
    Reading and writing Practice exercises more quickly and with a minimum of
    "2. Because the key material is counted, the student will be able to obtain
    extra dictation practice outside of class."
    The Transcript, John, saved a lot of my hair.
    I couldn't help but notice the discussion on "immediate" and "immediately,"
    and although I know nothing yet of the brief form for common words in the
    Anniversary books. To me the difference is, as stated in Lesson 9 of the
    Gregg Shorthand Manual, Second Edition:
    "69. Word Ending in -ly  The word ending in -ly is represented by the
    small circle"
    Thus, the outline for "immediately," to me, would have a small circle or
    hook after the e-m-e that crosses above the M and rejoins the last
    Whereas words ending in -ily, -ally are represented by a loop.
    So, I'd add the small circle to "immediate" to make the outline for
    "immediately" myself.
    Have a nice day.

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