I learned to type at college after I left school. There was no internet then but I worked as a secretary and had no idea it would be useful to me in the future. Can you type properly or do you "hunt and peck" as the two fingered method is called?
Yes we had to do the carbon paper to make copies too and I so hated changing the ribbons. Like you I started off on an old manual typewriter and found I couldn't get on with the electric as I used to make too many mistakes. Thank goodness for tippex! My spelling has always been quite good and I think having secretarial jobs helped improve it.I learned to type on a Royal manual typewriter when I was in the 7th grade. Funny thing but when the electric typewriters came out I really didn’t like them because there was no “click” when my fingers hit the keys and I was used to hitting the keys versus touching them.
Anyway, I haven’t tested myself in years but the last time I was tested I was typing around 120 words per minute without errors.
Note: Some of you on this forum might not believe it but we used to have to change ink ribbons and use carbon paper to make copies and do imagine a time when ......there was NO spell check! Yup, we actually had to learn how to spell whole words and be able to use a hard cover dictionary!!
Imagine too that there were no emoji’s !