K+ Speedwriting
Dating Service
for the college/university gals who take these workshops
for the college/university guys who take these workshops
3 K+ Soundwriting Workshops
based on transcription speed

The K+ Long-format Soundwriting Workshop
        Every single sound is transcribed
      by a sound letter, mark, or graph.

Duration:  30 to 45 minutes  Cost: $100

2. The K+ Short-format Soundwriting 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 K+ Soundwriting System
        Certificate: to take the test, it costs

        The required passing mark is at least 75%.

3. The Advanced K+ 
Soundwriting 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 of K+ 
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-

However, the one most taught in college over
two (2) trimester period because of its sim-
was Forkner Stenography developed
in the mid-1950s.

Stenography later became to be known as
hand and later as
terms are used interchangeably.

Because the K+ Soundwriting System
transcribes sounds,
it's called K+
though it also uses
the historical terms of
shorthand, and

The K+ Soundwriting System
K+ Soundwriting System is Forkner steno-

For example, Forkner stenography does *not* always
correctly represent a sound like in the word 

Forkner stenography transcribes it using the s-sound
letter though it is pronounced as a z-sound.

Transcribed acronyms and abbreviations are circled
K+ Soundwriting 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 this distinction.

Course Material
K+ Long-format Soundwriting Worksheet
   Get it with the answer sheet in printable
   pdf format for 
$50 and do it with your

   E-mail me: ken@eh-ok.ca

The K+ Long-format Soundwriting Workshop
K+ Long-format Soundwriting Workshop
- 6 vowels
- 2 vowel blends (diphthongs)
- 20 consonants
- 10 consonantal combos
- 2-grammatical-based consonantal sound letters.

It's called long-format soundwriting because *every*
individual sound is transcribed.

The K+ 
Long-format Soundwriting
Worksheet Layout
At 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
sound letters.

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 K+ Long-format Soundwriting
has only one
disjoined sound letter: it's 1 of the 2-grammatical-based
consonantal sound graphs. It is used to indicate the past
of a verb. It's a short underline placed under the
last letter of a past
tense verb.

Speed Features
A main speed feature of 
the K+ Long-format Sound-
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
disjoined sound letters: there are 12 disjoined
sound lettersi in the K+ Short-format Sound-
indicated by a capital "d" in parenthesis, (D) on
K+ Short-format Soundwriting Worksheet.

K+ Short-format Soundwriting Workshop
The K+ Short-format Soundwriting workshop
covers 39 sound groups, each transcribed with just a
single sound letter:
10 sound letters from the
 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 is 
disjoined so that it's *not* confused with the cursive
 f-sound letter.

This example of 
K+ Short-format Soundwriting clearly
illustrates just how much faster it is in comparison with regular
longhand writing using the 7-letter word, foreign,
using the
disjoined f-sound-group letter followed by the
single n-sound letter:
two (2) sound letters replace 7 letters
of the alphabet thereby
*tripling* your notation speed of
this word.

In this example, two (2) sound letters express a 5-letter
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

In the
K+ Short-format Soundwriting a sound letter can
sent two (2) or more sounds 
*tripling* your notation


The K+ Soundwriting Certificate
Those who complete the K+ Shortformat Soundwriting
can take the test for The K+
Certificate for $20: the required minimum score to pass is 75%.

Course Material
K+ Short-format Soundwriting Worksheet

Re: K+ Short-format Soundwriting Worksheet
The sound letters on the K+ Soundwriting Worksheet are
divided into 5 sections.

The first 4 sections are covered by
the K+ Long-format

The first 3 of the 4 sections cover single sound letters/marks/
graphs expressing 6 vowels, 2 vowel-blends (diphthongs)
22 consonants.

The 4th section covers 10 consonantal-combo sounds (like
sp, sh, ch, th
etc.) expressed by a single sound letter/graph.

The fifth section covers groups of sounds expressed
by a single
sound letter/graph.

The fifth section is the focus of the K+ Short-format Sound-

K+ Long-format Soundwriting which has two (2)
grammatical sound letters,
K+ Short-format Soundwriting
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 K+ Soundwriting Workshop
This workshop covers single sound letter abbreviations
+transcription shortcuts for long words that increase the
speed the transcrition even more.

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 transcribed word.

This is a major feature of 
K+ Soundwriting System that Fork-
ner steno
graphy does *not* have.

1. there's no dot under the question mark

2. a pair of forward 
slashes ends the para-

3. the last sentence of a paragraph is directly
the first sentence of the next para-
     graph (Both sentences are separated by
     pair of forward 
slashes - mentioned in 2.)

4. commas should be added only when editing.

However, if needed, they can be
     - circled
(that's the 
K+ Sound-
      writing System
     - an inverted (upside-down) v can be
on top of them (that's the
     Forkner stenography convention

     so as 
*not* to confuse it with the o-
     sound letter represented by a comma.

5. an apostrophe needs to be circled (that's
K+ Soundwriting System con-
so as *not* to confuse it with the
sound letter represented by
     an apostrophe

the comma, the apostrophe should
avoided so as *not* to lose transcription.)

Not only is the K+ Soundwriting System
fast+fuN+easy to learn, it will provides 
 into English spelling.

     You'll notice the gap between how a word is
    spelt and how it is pronounced. For example,
of is pronounced ahv. As a result, it's tran-
scribed using an ah-sound letter represented
by an apostophe and a v-sound letter repre-
sented by a single v-sound letter. Note the
word has *no* o-sound *nor* f-sound.

    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

ning of a word.

GR8! Benefits
- it *triples* your notation speed

write quickly and effortlessly

- you can leave your laptop behind
  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 look smart!

it makes your resume stand out

it demonstrates your willingness to invest
  in yourself in order to get ahead

- you'll be able to relax when notetaking
 instead of being in a panic trying to
keep up

The smart, fast way of doing more in less time

Take Action
E-mail me: ken@eh-ok.ca

In the subject line, put K+ Long-format Soundwriting

In the body of your message, put
1. your preferred time
your preferred location: any
coffee shop downtown around the Eaton Centre

Get 50% off the cost when a friend takes
it with you who also gets 
50% off.

Soundwriting Aids available in 2020
- K+ 
Soundwriting Game, $50
K+ Soundwriting Kit, $75
K+ eWriting Web-kit, $10

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