|for the college/university gals who take these workshops|
|for the college/university guys who take these workshops|
3 Steno-K+ Notation Workshops
based on transcription speed
Offered as of 2022
1. The Steno-K+ Long-format Notation Workshop
Every single sound is transcribed
by a sound letter, mark, or graph.
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes Cost: $100
2. The Steno-K+ Short-format Notation Workshop
Sound-groups are transcribed
by a sound letter or graph.
Duration: 60 to 80 minutes Cost: $250
Those who take this workshop qualify for
The Steno-K+ Notation Certificate:
the cost for the test: $50.
The required passing mark is 75%+.
3. The Advanced Steno-K+ Notation Workshop
It's the coolest part.
The goal is to transcribe the least possible by using
- the sound outline of the sentence
- word abreviations transcribed
using one sound letter
Duration: 60 to 80 minutes Cost: $250
Note: the workshops are interactive
The Evolution to Steno-K+ NotationThe word stenography is made up of two (2) Greek
1. steno (meaning "narrow")
2. graphy (meaning "writing").
The written characters of stenography are called
The actual writing of these characters is called
transcription (the going from one writing system
to another) and the verb is to transcribe.
There have been 16 different kinds of steno-
graphy. Only three (3) became popular:
Of those three (3), Forkner lasted the longest.
(See Gregg Shorthand:
(See Pittman Shorthand:
However, the one most taught in college over
a two (2) trimester period because of its sim-
pliciity was Forkner Stenography developed
in the mid-1950s.
Stenography (steno) later became known as
shorthand and that became known as speed
writing: these terms (stenography/steno,
shorthand, speedwriting) can be used
Steno-K+ Notation transcribes
sounds: it ignores the difficulties of
It simple, fun+ez using letters of the
that lets you write 3x faster+
4X faster with abbreviations+
Steno-K+ Notation ImprovementsThough it's largely based on Forkner stenography
developed in the 1950s, it's an impovement.
For example, Forkner stenography does *not* always
correctly represent a sound like in the word is: Forkner
stenography transcribes it using the s-sound letter
though it is pronounced as a z-sound.
Transcribed acronyms and abbreviations are circled
in Steno-K+ Notation to highlight the fact that
they're *not* words: this makes them stand out when
editing your notes while typing: Forkner stenography
does *not* make the distinction.
- The Steno-K+ Long-format Notation Worksheet
Get it with the answer sheet in printable
pdf format for $50 and do it with your
The Steno-K+ Long-formatThe Steno-K+ Long-format Workshop covers ...
- 6 vowels
- 2 vowel blends (diphthongs)
- 20 consonants
- 10 consonantal combos
- 2-grammatical-based consonantal sound letters.
The Steno-K+ Long-format Notation transcribes each sound.
The Steno-K+ NotationAt the top of the page are the 2-vowel sound letters, a
dot sound mark, a comma mark, a small backward slash,
an apostrophe mark, and 2-vowel blend sound letters for
a total of eight (8) sound letters/marks.
On the left-hand side of the page are the 16 consonantal
On the right-hand side of the page are the four (4) 4-line-
based consonantal sound graphs along with 2-grammati-
calbased consonantal sound graphs and the 10-conso-
nantal-combo sound letters for a total of 16 sound letters/
On the middle of the page are 40 lines for the transcription
of 40 words, each illustrating a sound letter/mark/graph.
On the bottom of the page are two (2) lines for the tran-
scription of two (2) sentences the covers the 40 sounds.
The Steno-K+ Long-format Notation has only
one disjoined sound letter: it's 1 of the 2-grammatical-
based consonantal sound graphs. It's used to indicate
the past tense of a verb. It's a short underline placed
under the last letter of a past tense verb.
SpeedFeaturesA main speed feature of the Steno-K+ Long-format Notation
is the silent letters of English words (like the word dough
which has 3 silent letters ugh) are *not* transcribed.
In the case of double consonants (like those found in the
word command) only one of the consonants is pronounced:
therefore, only one (instead of both) is transcribed.
In vowel pairs, where only one is pronounced (like in the
word tie where the e is *not* pronounced) only one is tran-
Another important speed feature is the linking of words
without disjoined sound letters: there are 12 disjoined
sound letters in Steno-K+ Short-format Notation indicated
by a capital "d" in parenthesis, (D) on the Steno-K+
Short-format Notation Work Sheet.
The Steno-K+ Short-formatThe Steno-K+ Short-format Notation Workshop
covers 39 sound groups, each transcribed with
just a single sound letter: 10 sound letters from
the Steno-K+ Long-format Notation
are reused as disjoined sound letters.
For example, the cursive f-group-sound letter
represents the fur-sound and the for-sound at
the beginning of a word: it's disjoined so that
it's *not* confused with the cursive single f-sound
This example of Steno-K+ Short-format
Notation clearly illustrates just how much
faster it is in comparison with regular longhand
writing using the 7-letter word, foreign, transcribed
using the disjoined f-sound-group letter followed
by the single n-sound letter: two (2) sound letters
replace 7 lettersof the alphabet thereby *tripling*
your notation speed of this word.
In this example, two (2) sound letters express a
5-letter word, fence, with the single f-sound letter
followed by the disjoined n-group sound letter
for the ence-sound thereby doubling the notation
speed for this word: 2 sound letters for 5 letters
of the alphabet.
In the Steno-K+ Short-format Notation
a sound letter can represent two (2) or more sounds
*tripling* your notation speed.
The Steno-K+ Notation CertificateThose who complete the Steno-K+ Short-format Notation
Workshop can take the test for The Steno-K+ Notation
Certificate for $50: the required mark to pass
- Steno-K+ Short-format Notation Worksheet
The Steno-K+The sound letters on The Steno-K+ Worksheet Notation
are divided into 5 sections.
The first 4 sections are covered by the Steno-K+
Long-format Notation Workshop.
The first 3 of the 4 sections cover single sound
letters (stenographs) that express 6 vowels, 2
vowel-blends (diphthongs) and 22 consonants.
The 4th section covers 10 consonantal-combo
sounds (like st,sp, sh, ch, th, etc.) expressed
by a single sound letter (stenograph).
The fifth section covers groups of sounds
expressed by a single sound letter (steno-
The fifth section is the focus of the Steno-K+
Short-format Notation Workshop.
Unlike Steno-K+ Long-format Notation
which has two (2) grammatical sound letters,
Steno-K+ Short-format Notation has
only one (1), a little horizontal line placed midway
on the line at the end of a word to indicate that
the word is an ly-adverb.
The Advanced Steno-K+This workshop covers single sound letter
abbreviations+transcription shortcuts for
long words: this increases notation speed
The first letter of a sentence is *not* capitalized.
However, to indicate a capitalized letter the
convention is to put a checkmark under it.
Each letter of an abbreviation (like St. for street)
or of an acronym (like IBM) is represented by
individual sound letters and circled to indicate
that it's *not* a sound-transcribed word.
This is a major feature of Steno-K+ Notation.
1. there's no dot under the question mark
2. a paragraph ends with a pair of forward
3. a pair of forward slashes separates last
sentence of a paragraph from the first
sentence of the next paragraph
4. for the sake of greater notation speed,
punctuation (like commas) should
only be added when editing
However, if needed, they can be
- circled (that's the Steno-K+
- Notation convention)
- an inverted (upside-down) "v" can
be placed on top of them (that's the
Forkner stenography convention
to avoid confusion with the o-sound
letter represented by a comma
5. an apostrophe needs to be circled (that's
5. the Steno-K+ Notation convention)
5. so as *not* to confuse it with the eh-ah-aw
sound letter represented by an apostrophe
(Like the comma, the apostrophe should
be avoided for maximum notation speed.)
Not only is Steno-K+ Notation simple+
fast+f-u-n+e-z to learn, it will
provides valuable insights into
You'll notice the gap between how
a word is spelt and how it is pro-
nounced. For example,of is pro-
nounced ahv. As a result, it's tran-
scribed using an ah-sound letter
represented by an apostophe and
a v-sound letter represented by a
single v-sound letter. Note the
word has *no* o-sound *nor*
You'll notice the most common
sound in the English language
is the short e found in the word
her. This sound is known in
linguistics as the schwa: it's
the only sound that is *not*
transcribed unless it's at the
beginning of a word.
GR8!benefits- it *triples* your notation speed
- write quickly, effortlessly
- you can leave your laptop at home
so it doesn't get damaged, loss, or
- by editing your transcription notes
while typing them, you develop the
skill of précis writing
- it makes you lQQk SMART!
- it makes your resume stand out!
- you'll be able to relax when notetaking
- instead of being in a panic trying to
- keep up
- it will dramatically improve your Engish
- it will contribute to your financial success
- it demonstrates your willingness to invest
- in yourself in order to get ahead
TakeAction!E-mail me: email@example.com
In the subject line, put Steno-K+ Long-format Notation
In the body of your message, put
1. your preferred time
2. your preferred location: any
coffee shop downtown around the Eaton Centre
when a friend takes it with you
who'll also get20%off.
Available in 2022- The Steno-K+ Game: $50
- The Steno-K+ Kit: $75
- The K+ eWriting Web-kit: $10
Note: these prices are going up in 2022.
it's so handy!
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