Excerpt from McEwan's Shorthand That mcewan's Shorthand iscan extremely simple and practical system is testified by many Students from their own experience in its study and practice. It has been theoretically mastered with less than a week's study; it has been written at a speed of over 200 words a minute in actual reporting work. I have been most anxious to avoid one error made by nearly all Authors of Shorthand systems published in recent years, that of rushing into print with a theory before it has been put to any practical test. Mcewan's Shorthand was first prepared in the year 1888, and the past 15 years have been employed to practically test it, and to improve it when and where experience showed it to lack what was necessary to make it the simplest, as well as the briefest, method of writing ever invented. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.