Pitman 2000 shorthand is a modified version of the well-established Pitman New Era shorthand. The notification was introduced to reduce the amount of theory to be learnt, and to achieve employable speeds more quickly than any other shorthand system. Pitman 2000 shorthand system is the best system in the world. It is fast to teach and easy to master with a speed potential to meet the demands of today's business world. It is simple, accurate and clean to transcribe. Pitman 2000 is structured and logical and because it is quickly learned, is suitable for classes at all levels. Once acquired, Pitman 2000 is never forgotten, it is a skill for life. It is ideal for many professions - legal, journalism, medical and being phonetic, work in foreign languages. This pocket-sized guide to shorthand covers approximately 20,000 of the most commonly used words in the English language.. This book is a pocket sized guide to the shorthand outlines for approximately 20,000 of the most commonly used words in the English language. Short forms and contradictions are indicated in italics.