Shorthand is a means of rapid writing. It's main use was in business offices around the world.
Most offices had shorthand writers--often called stenographers much like today's administrative assistants.
Shorthand is used as a personal tool for notes. Of course, shorthand remains an important part of our legal system, but there are few Shorthand writers left who have enough speed.
Depositions and court work rely on the shorthand machine, a tool which permits the rapid recording of speech plus the added advantage of computer-aided transcription.
Media Reporters are required to take shorthand and pass shorthand tests.
The three most common systems of shorthand are Pitman, Gregg and Teeline. If you haven't studied them, it's unlikely you'll be able to make any sense of a shorthand transcription at all.
If you have knowledge of one style, you'll struggle to read the others, as each method varies considerably. For the inexperienced, the only way of translating a shorthand note without the help of somebody who can read it is to use a crib sheet or a book containing the alphabet and grouped-letter sounds for the system you're working with.
We are able to offer a Shorthand transcription service
Clients are able to upload audio files and download the completed transcripts, all within seconds, this will in turn reduce costs by cutting out postage a courier expense and delays
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