"I am 51 years old and have been a secretary more or less since I left school. I took the requisite Pitmans shorthand course whilst at school and have never been able to understand it, all those squiggles and lines. I have used my own speed writing version of words through the years and have managed to get by (as long as I dealt with the notes as soon as I had written them and the dictator wasn't too quick - so it was half memory and half being able to read my own shorthand version). But now, everything is so clear and makes complete sense. I take your book on the train every morning and even after the first reading it completely made sense and I could even remember most of what I had read in the first chapter and believe me my memory at retaining new info is not as it used to be. Even when I was reading your abbreviations I was able to see what they were in a lot of cases before I checked the meaning. I am thoroughly enjoying learning a new "skill" from a book that is so simple to understand and I have already started to implement my new dictionary of words when taking notes.
A great big thank you for developing a system that is so easy to understand and completely workable and I looking forward to "showing off" my new skills when taking notes (which I will actually be able to understand) at the next board meeting."
-- Ann, Knightsbridge, London, July 2009
From the Publisher
This book is part of the Easy 4 me 2 Learn series. They are all written by experienced trainers or teachers. The idea is to take the information they provide face to face and to convert that into a learning format that is easy to follow and helps the reader develop the skill. All the books come with lots of exercises, to help you learn the skills.Her background is as a PA for large companies and she realised shorthand is very difficult to learn so she developed this speedwriting system that is very easy to learn and use.