Technical Writers Using Shorthand or Speedwriting

Subject: Technical Writers Using Shorthand or Speedwriting
From: "Paula B. Whitaker" <pbw3172 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 10:08:51 -0800 (PST)

Fellow Techwhirlers,

This may seem antiquated, but I'm finding that when
I'm sitting with SMEs or in meetings/conferences, it
would be helpful for me to use either shorthand or
speed writing. My handwriting has become noticeably
unreadable these days. :~)

I tried my hand at shorthand during my college days (I
won't say how long ago), but regret not finishing it.
It would be really great to have it now.

A more up-to-date approach would be to use a small
tape recorder, but most people are uncomfortable using
it. I would like to be more discreet in my

At any rate, if there are any tech writers out there
who use shorthand or speed writing, can you tell me if
you find it helpful or should I force the use of a
tape recorder?

Also, are there any web sites, online classes, or
schools that still teach shorthand or speed writing?
Any advice/help/leads would be greatly appreciated.


pbw3172 -at- yahoo -dot- com

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