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Turbo Realtime: Improving Your Writing

Write Smarter

Polish up your stenography skills

Polish up your theory

Fine-tune your dictionary

Take your skills to the next level

Thoughts About Strokes

Write shorter, not longer.

Very Long 1.4 Strokes per word
Long 1.2 Strokes per word
Short 1.0 Strokes per word
Very Short 0.8 Strokes per word
Slow 3.0 Strokes per word
Medium 3.5 Strokes per word
Fast 4.0 Strokes per word
Very Fast 4.5 Strokes per word
Top Speeds Table 1.4 1.2 1 0.8
Strokes per second        
3 129 150 180 225
3.5 150 175 210 263
4 171 200 240 300
4.5 193 225 270 338


Always write like you have to produce what you’re writing.

Visualize the transcript while you’re writing.

Always make a note of any brief for that job or hearing.

Make job dictionary entries before every job.

Not every tip will work for you,  but manipulate the theory behind each tip to work for you

Bring your sense of humor. Don’t be so hard on yourself when things translate funny. 

Remember that it’s called a “draft” for a reason.