Hi there! I recommend using TypeRacer
, it helped me get my WPM up from 80wpm to 120wpm (averaging at about 110-125 wpm). It's pretty nice.
The tests there are pretty good, but if you want something different there's also 10FastFingers
, although I don't like it as much.
A lot of it just comes with practice. I've taken nearly 800
tests on that site and I still fumble up sometimes. These tests are good to take between work breaks, and I occasionally go through one hour sessions if I'm that bored
The keyboard you have also makes an impact on how you type. I'm a huge advocate of mechanical keyboards and have evenwritten a guide for them
on this forum, but they won't magically improve your typing speed. They're comfortable to use and make a hell of a great hobby, but they aren't going to turn you into a pro instantly.
CTRL+C and CTRL+V (or CMD+C and CMD+V) are really easy to master. Always use your pinky for control and your index finger to 'scan' for which key you're going to press. After enough practice you won't have to look.
Getting a keyboard with blank keycaps also helps. The most popular of these is the Das keyboard
, but you can also order custom keycaps if you don't feel like spending the money on an entirely new board.