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Reply Madison
12:55 AM on April 6, 2017 

How many pages are in the pdf file? Also are there any other resources other than the pdf/hardcopy?

Reply MikePozzi
6:39 AM on October 4, 2016 

I cannot sign in to the members' area. Membership has been pending for two weeks.How can I get in?

Reply Gordon Tillman
2:27 PM on January 25, 2016 

Greetings Janet,  

I just ordered the PDF version of your _Lightning Guide to Keyscript_.  As just a bit of background, I have used EasyScript for a long time but have been frustrated by two aspects of that system:

(1) I have been wanting a Mac OS X input system that can translate EasyScript back to English.  This software had supposedly been in the works for some time but has yet to be delivered.  I started developing one myself, but found that the translation rules were quite difficult due to the large number of ambigous ES forms that can translate back to a potentially large number of words that must then be resolved based on context.

(2) I would like to be able to increase my note-taking speed and I think I am already pushing the limits of EasyScript.

I am hoping that once I learn Keyscript, I will be able to accomplish both of these items.  I am looking forward to receiving my Keyscript guide and will hopefully be be able to contribute the translation software back to the Keyscript community.

Best Regards,


Reply Gopalkrishnan nair
11:27 PM on April 1, 2015 
May I get chapter 121 of pitman shorthand book please?
Reply cassyjanek
8:19 AM on July 30, 2014 

Hello Eugene,

Thank you for your message and your interest in Keyscript.  Yes.  A pdf of the 'Lightning Guide' costs $45 AUD.  You can pay by Paypal to my email address:  I will get a notification from Paypal when the money has been deposited, and will send the pdf to your email address.  

Kind regards,


Reply Eugene Venable
2:52 AM on July 30, 2014 
Hello! I am very intrigued by Keyscript. I studied Gregg for some time but I like to type, so have been looking for shorthand/typing systems, which this is. Is it possible to have the Lightning pdf sent to me?
Reply cassyjanek
7:33 AM on July 29, 2014 

Hi Shantae,  The Lightning Guide to Keyscript has 9 stages, which perhaps could be got through in 9 weeks, although it would be more realistic to estimate a bit longer because some sections are more difficult than others.  Thus, I would say 3 - 4 months.  One student I know of finished the course in around this time.  The course layout itself is very straightforward.  Each stage consists of a piece of theory, exercises in writing individual words, or phrases in Stage 8 , and exercises in writing sentences and paragraphs based on the theory.  There is also the opportunity for speed practice of the passages.

Best regards,


Reply Shantae B
2:58 PM on July 28, 2014 

How long does it take to learn keyscript shorthand?

Reply cassyjanek
9:32 AM on May 26, 2014 
Hi Kathe, You don't have to pay, because right now the Lightning Guide is free to download. Keyscript would be suitable for hard of hearing people because all the theory and exercises are in written form. And with the help of the specialised speed chart, even speed practice could be undertaken without the need for dictation. Please feel free to ask anything else, either in this forum or by email to Kind regards, Janet
Reply Kathe Ande
12:41 AM on May 25, 2014 

hi i'd love to learn keyscript for notetaking possibly for hard of hearing clients. have yet to pay but downloaded the pdf. thx.