Pitman 2000 is a system of shorthand designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of the modern business world. This beginner's guide presents the basic theory and a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages. Each of the main sections contains a new set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises. Review exercises provide the opportunity for consolidating material already covered, and a key to the exercises enables readers to measure their rate of progress throughout the book. This text has been specially compiled by experts at Pitman to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating.