Steno Fun Fact: Charles Dickens The Stenographer
At the age of 18, Charles Dickens reportedly became a professional stenographer. He used his verbatim skills for the newspaper, the Mirror of Parliament. He worked there for about half-a-decade before launching a career as a novelist. His work as a stenographer clearly influenced his writing. He made one of his most popular characters, David Copperfield, a parliament stenographer too.