Ben’s Questions

By lesson 3, I have so far learned that the shorthand little circle represents Ē, Ĕ, Ĭ and the obscure vowel. Now, the book is telling me to spell each shorthand word aloud if possible, thus: m-e-s, mess and etc. So, when I come across the little circle, what should I be thinking in my…

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Ugliest Gregg shorthand book ever?

Hi, all. I recently found a very cheap copy of “Gregg Shorthand for the Administrative Assistant”, Centennial Edition, 1990.  The Centennial materials have always struck me as a little rough, but honest to goodness, this has to be the ugliest book in the Gregg Series.  There’s not a single photograph or other interesting graphic in…

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Closing of MSN Groups

Thanks to Debbi, I just found out that MSN is in the process of closing the groups feature. They are suggesting to use Multiply as the new provider and they are providing support for the migration. While I have yet to talk to our manager John Sapp about this and when to phase out MSN, I want…

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Reading your Shorthand notes/journals

I’ve heard that Gregg Shorthand is mainly based on outlines of words and that it is mainly intended for writing things that will be re-written out later.  My question is this:  Are you able to read things you’ve written a very long time in the past?  Would Gregg be helpful for things that you do…

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Alice in Wonderland on Ebay

“Softbound” copy — and for only $9.95. It’s been there since last night and no bids. Undated Gregg Publishing, so likely the Anni version. Was there a pre-Anny version? ALICE IN WONDERLAND WRITTEN IN GREGG SHORTHAND SC sidhe (by sidhetaba for everyone)

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The Internet Archive updated

Hey here’s what I found today when I checked the internet archive: Rip Van Winkle – pre-anniUpdated Oct 1st 08http://www.archive.org/details/ripvanwinkleprin00irvirich Letters from a Self-Made MerchantUpdated Aug 20th 08** The other version had heaps of faint spots which meant that it was really hard to read it.http://www.archive.org/details/l00ettersfromselfmloririch … and there‘s also a Gregg Speed Drills book…

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Assistance With Pitman

Hey, folks — I’m working on a transcription job.  I’ve got the Gregg covered.  However, there are two short notes written in Pitman.  Unfortunately, my Pitman didn’t make it past the first few lessons. I’m hoping that someone can assist me in completing this transcription.  The notes were written in 1936. Any referrals would be…

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A whole web page in Shorthand

I invite you to take a look at the new page of my website: a whole page in Shorthand.  Its name: “Shorthand Newspaper”.  Every month a new page will be launched.  The aim: to help the online students to develop their shorthand reading.  I hope you like the idea.  And I also hope that many…

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Request for Transcription

I received a request for transcription of a shorthand page, which is part of a coroner’s report that will feature in a documentary. Ideally, the researcher wants a full transcription by the end of the week. If you are interested in the job, please contact Allie Orton, at [email protected] The job requires to fill out a…

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