Comparison of Various Notehand Editions

I compiled this chart showing the identical (or similar) paragraphs/units that are found between the various Notehand texts. Since all three editions are out of print, I mainly did this to help the teacher match up lessons with my dictation recordings, for whichever text a student might happen to have. This chart will also help…

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Gregg and other shorthand books from Openlibrary

Here are some books that can be borrowed from Openlibrary. Some of you may be aware of this site. But for those few searching souls that stumble upon this blog it may be helpful. It requires to register on site and also to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link…

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Forkner Shorthand

For those shorthand history enthusiasts: Here is Forkner shorthand manual: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015082133714;view=1up;seq=1 I have downloaded pages and saved them in one pdf. I would like to share it but don’t know whether it will cause troubles. Sasa

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Rough Notes for a Gaming Adventure

This was written in a college-ruled notebook and contains some rough notes for an adventure I’m working on called The Death Cult: http://skogensskuggor.tumblr.com/post/132825924280/notes-for-a-swords-wizardry-adventure. It’s my first post on Tumblr; hopefully one of what will be a long series of rough notes, ideas, narrative, etc for gaming and fiction. I plan to run this using a tabletop…

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NaNoWriMo

Just curious… is there anyone doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)… in shorthand?  Does anyone find it faster to write this way?  So many complain that they don’t like to write by hand, that typing can keep up with their thoughts better.  So I’m curious if anyone has tried doing NaNo in shorthand, since shorthand…

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Dictation Records Converted to MP3’s

This is another effort for the “shorthand preservation society”:  I spent last week converting shorthand records to mp3 format, so that I could play them easily on my Kindle via Evernote.  I used Audacity to clean them up and remove most of the static.  I thought others might find these useful, too. The first set…

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The Law of Success

This article penned by Mr. Henry Ford that originally appeared in the Dearborn Independent was written in Pre-Anniversary for the November 1928 issue of The Gregg Writer. Attachment: the-law-of-success.pdf

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Brighter than the Sun

This technical article written in Pre-Anniversary (1916) about scientific advances (in the late 1920s) to study light in the laboratory appeared in the November 1928 issue of The Gregg Writer. It contains many challenging words! Attachment: brighter-than-the-sun.pdf

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Chemical Shorthand

These two articles with suggestions on writing chemical terminology appeared in the October and November 1928 issues of The Gregg Writer. As someone who has used shorthand for technical and scientific writing, I believe these suggestions, while not as comprehensive as those proposed in James Kanegis’ book, are nevertheless very useful. Attachment: chemical-shorthand.pdf

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