Delighted to find other Pitman's shorthand writers around the world, courtesy of the web. Have found other professionals who learned New Era system and still practise their speeds. Nice little example below, courtesy of Beryl Pratt. This is beautifully written as an example, but of course, when you are writing at great speed, it is almost impossible to add vowels and my shorthand looks a scrawl, but at least I can transcribe it, which it what the system is all about.
It's interesting to know that whatever some new writing system is introduced, Pitman's - when studied properly (and it does take a longish time) - will still produce the fastest shorthand speeds in the world. Ask Hansard!
Thanks to Russian writers
With thanks to Russian writers