Stenograph® Smartwriter® Writer Package

We do our best to ship as fast as possible. Writer prep time is approximately 5-7 business days. If Expedited Prep is selected the writer prep time is 1-2 days.
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  • Stenograph Smartwriter
  • Stenograph Smartwriter
  • Stenograph Smartwriter
  • Stenograph Smartwriter
  • Stenograph Smartwriter
  • Stenograph Smartwriter
  • Stenograph Smartwriter
MSRP: $495.00
Now: $395.00
Was: $495.00
— You save $100.00



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  • Writes notes directly to a 3 1/2 " floppy drive.
  • Will function with all CAT systems
  • You can write 12-18 hours of uninterrupted writing on each diskette
  • Steno-mark marks paper tape and notes on diskette
  • Adjustable audio alarm
  • Adjustable spacing control
  • Pencil or pen holders
  • Recessed buttons to avoid accidental shut off or format.
  • Low battery indicator
  • Utilizes easy to replace batteries; even accepts off-the-shelf. C-size alkaline batteries in an emergency.
 guru.jpgReporters & Students! Here's your steno tip from the Guru: Get the ultimate "workhouse" writer.  Writer doesn't have lots of bells and whistles, but simply does the job.  Connects by serial with every CAT system.  Pick-up a USB to serial if you want to connect to a computer.



  • Writer with a 30 day warranty
  • Heavy duty tripod
  • Nice papertray with heavy-duty metal clips
  • Brand new ribbon installed for you
  • Fresh unopened bottle of ink
  • Adjustment tool
  • Lubrication kit and manual
  • Charger/power supply
  • Realtime cable
  • Steno-mark footpetal
  • Starter set of diskettes
  • Pad of steno paper
  • User's manual
  • Samsonite case



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  • Financing: Short Term Financing (12 months or less) Apply today for our short-term leasing deal!  Get it today for a $247.50 deposit and $82.50/month for just 3 months. 
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  • Trade-ins:  headerlogo.gif  Have a trade-in? Get a trade-in quote within 24 hours. Just fill out our sell-your-stuff form.  If you purchased one of our student writers, then you are entitled to 100% of your student writer price minus just a $50.00 trade-in fee.


Great workhorse professional writer at a great value. This writer has been the old standby machine for many professional court reporters.  It can be a great student writer because it allows the student to start on a professional writer without having to upgrade.  It's also a great writer for a working reporter because it's such a workhorse, writes to a disk and will do realtime directly to any CAT system.
The Smartwriter® is an electronic machine featuring a built-in disk drive that writes notes directly to a diskette.  Each diskette can store up to six full steno pads, giving you plenty of capacity.  Pop your diskette into your CAT system and your ready to translate.  The Smartwriter features the unique steno-mark capability, which marks the tape and disk at key points you designate for easy recall later.  This feature is useful for locating proper names, highlighting technical terms, indicating direct or cross examination, or pinpointing words that need later verification.
There is a small LCD display that communicates with you, telling you such things as the amount of disk space you have available, the job name, disk formating instructions, low battery detection, and other helpful information.
The Smartwriter™ also has a number of safety features.  Should you lose power or accidentally shut the machine off, it's battery backup automatically saves all the notes to disk avoiding any lose of important information.  The writer can also be turned into a manual writer if you have no power.
This writer uses off the shelf batteries that are easy to replace. Other key features include depth and paper spacing controls, and an electrically powered platen.  It has a continuous loop ink ribbon, and comes equipped with a static dissipator that drains static charge off the paper tape.  The Smartwriter comes with a serial realtime connection that will interface with any CAT system.



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  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Technical support backed by award winning ZenDesk zendesk.jpgHelp System
  • Toll-Free Support and Ordering
  • Best prices guaranteed
  • Online Chat system
  • Money back guarantee
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  • In order to customize your writer we generally ship within 1-2 business days.  If you need your writer expedited please add our expedited shipping option!
  • We offer FREE shipping in the continental US using fedex.jpgwith just a small $25.00 upcharge for HI or AK. The shipping times will vary and depend on how far you are from Palm Beach County, FL. (Generally 1-5 business days)
  • If you need your writer sooner we can ship using FEDEX Express fedex2.jpg with Priority Overnight, Standard Overnight, Guaranteed 2-Day, or Economy 3-Day shipping available for an additional charge.


  • Shipping international is also available.  The following are the approximate cost to ship to: UK & Europe ($125.00),  Canada ($75.00), South America ($150.00), Austrailia ($150.00) using  global-priority.gif. Please contact us with your email address and we will get back to you within 24 hours to get an exact shipping quote and to get any specific shipping questions answered.





  • The machine is completely disassembled.
  • The machine is chemically cleaned using a non-toxic bio-green solution.
  • The Stop Pads are replaced as needed.
  • The Universal bar pad is replaced as needed.
  • The Bank Bar Pad is replaced.
  • All parts are checked for excessive wear.
  • The Toggle Roller is replaced or refurbished. If it fails specification criteria, it is replaced.
  • The Platen is reconditioned. If it fails specification criteria, it is replaced.
  • The machine is reassembled and all mechanical parts are greased and lubricated to specification.
  • The factory settings are verified and adjustments are performed as necessary.
  • The ribbon is replaced.
  • Adjustments are performed on all electronic components, including the contact assembly and switches.
  • All motor gears are aligned to specifications and checked for proper operation.
  • A complete diagnostics is performed to check computer interface (real-time), battery charging operations, electronic operations, and proper disk drive operation if applicable.
  • The machine casing is cleaned and the key tops are polished 

This process generally takes 3-4 man hours to complete! 


Here's a chart to help you select a keyboard configuration.



Selecting keytop configurations can be confusing. Our recommendation is that if your present writer is configured a certain way then select the identical configuration.

It can be difficult to get used to something different. If this is your first writer than we would suggest talking to your school or teacher and asking what they would suggest.

Here are some options:




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Warranty Information

This writer has a limited one-year depot warranty covering both parts and labor including tech support from StenoWorks. Our warranty is detailed here. You may also add a loaner option at the time of purchase. Now Available! Highly Recommended! Add accidental damage protection and even extend your StenoWorks warranty for an additional 1 or 2 years. StenoWorks has teamed up with Clyde to offer top-tier product coverage. Coverage by Clyde is underwritten by A rated insurance carriers and comes with easy to understand terms, a simple claims process, and competitive pricing. By adding coverage to your purchase you can use your writer knowing Clyde has your back.
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