from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A form of shorthand that uses letters of the alphabet instead of symbols.


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  • To make your job secure in addition to your graduate degree, you had to learn shorthand, speedwriting, or notehand and pass typing and dictation tests.

    Is majoring in liberal arts a waste of money?

  • It reminds me of a creativity exercise we used to do when I was teaching English: speedwriting.

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  • Are you familliar with shorthand, or speedwriting?

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  • Secondly, it would be madly scrawled speedwriting with more than a little editing required.

    Hey NaNoWRIMo, do the right thing here, ok?

  • Vox, I developed my own when I was a temp, and later a newspaper reporter; it was a version of note-taking speedwriting that I used in high school and college (and later, grad school).

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  • In this dynamic and passionate book, you'll discover how to see your entire project in two minutes, how to flesh it out quickly and accurately, how to use the Talktation (tm) speedwriting technique to write your project almost as easily as you speak, and how to move step by step through the editing and polishing phases, to avoid the quagmire of re-writing. - Freelance Writing Ezine

  • In a speedwriting session, everyone posts their wordcount, and then a timekeeper starts the "race".

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  • "I wanted to let you know that Realms of Love will be hosting speedwriting sessions through NaNo on Saturday and Sunday at 7am, 2pm, and 6pm CST.

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