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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Secretaries' Week?







My mother was a professional secretary, so I have a bit more understanding of the job as it used to be.  She often spoke of being an editor of the correspondence rather than a mere transcriber.
I also took high school courses in typing and shorthand.
fun fact:  The line down the middle of a steno pad was because the hand could pivot on the wrist to reach that far.  Moving the hand side to side was wasted time and effort.

2 comments:

  1. Interesting that the "suggestions" article reads: "In other words you, and not HE, will write most of HIS letters." It's nice to hear about the role of "real" secretaries as opposed to the "fantasy" ones.

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  2. I noticed that too, but the book does date back to 1919. Heck, that far back it may have been for male students.

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