Munson Phonographic News and Teacher Volume 5

Munson Phonographic News and Teacher Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... AND THINGS. We often receive letters from subscribers and others asking about the present opportunities for good, paying positions in this city, and manifesting an apprehension that the market is overstocked. The fact is, that there is not an over-supply of good stenographic clerks, and never will be. A first-class knowledge of phonography, or a thorough training in shorthand writing, is not an easy thing to get, or to acquire. Besides, there are as many grades of proficiency in it as in anything else. We may have too many incompetent, socalled ' stenographers " sighing for situations that they cannot get or fill, and they must sometimes injure business for really competent ones. But because so many have tried to get a foothold in it whether they had the necessary ability or not, does not prove anything against the desirability of the profession, but rather the contrary. We are living in rather dull times for business generally, and yet the positions constantly offering for young men stenographers who are desirable in every way are far more numerous than the supply. Once in a while we hear of-a person who concludes that he can gain something in phonography by not adhering to the established rules of position. The mistake is to suppose that because a writer may apparently save himself a little by this neglect he is making a clear gain. Strict adherence to positions saves us other labor. The constant complaint is that phonography is not legible enough. If the thorough use of positions be abandoned it will be necessary to do much more work to compensate for the loss. Either more shading, longer outlines, more vocalizing, or all together will have to be done. In using positions we accomplish by moving the hand, and refraining from...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869834
  • 9781236869838