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5 Shortcuts to Increase Your Typing Speed

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We all know that typing speed matters. Whether you’re applying for a job as a paralegal or an executive assistant, being able to type quickly and accurately might be the only skill that stands between you and another equally qualified applicant.

Can you type 65+ words per minute? If you didn’t have the benefit of taking a typing course or two in school, that might not be the case. So, how do you get those skills up to par in a short period of time so that you can compete for these high paying positions?

Here’s 5 shortcuts that will help you increase your typing speed in no time. We don’t guarantee overnight results but, if you follow these tips you’ll definitely get a leg up on the competition.


7 Ways Touch-Typing Improved My Life

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I was introduced to touch-typing at a young age and have worked to improve my skills ever since. 90 words per minute is a standard rate for my everyday typing—but I can type at 110 words per minute if I’m intensely focused, and my record here on TypingTest.com is 136 words per minute.

As a professional writer, having a fast type speed is pretty important for me. I create roughly 12,000 words of new content each week, and that doesn’t even include emails, status updates, instant messaging, forums posts—and, well, you get the idea. When all my writing is tallied in, my weekly total is closer to 20,000 words.