Many journalists in the UK and around the world are users of a shorthand system called Teeline. Developed in 1968
by James Hill, Teeline’s strength is fast learning.
Speeds above 140 wpm are not uncommon. Word groupings
are key to the higher speeds. Every Teeline writer creates some for their own use and this is one reason it is considered a flexible system.
Teeline is a key feature of many NCTJ-accredited journalism courses today in the UK. The content Let's Love Teeline Together has created for YouTube is linked to the NCTJ "Journalism Skills Workshop - Shorthand" module.
Did you know Teeline started out with a different name? James' wife, I. C. Hill, was known to her friends as 'Bo' and it was in honour of her James first called his system 'Boscript.'