About Us

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading

  • is Australian-owned and operated (since 2002), GST-registered, ABN 24 058 673 136. Also trading as On Time Typing Books and Life Stories, and On Time Typing.
  • provides scribing, writing, editing, proofreading, transcript and self-publishing services across Australia: Victoria; Northern Territory; Queensland; New South Wales; South Australia; ACT;  Tasmania; and Western Australia.
  • specialises in producing documents and self-published books for (and working with) people who are First Australians and culturally and linguistically diverse.
  • specialises in working with NDIS participants who are neurodivergent or have disabilities that impact their ability to communicate verbally or in writing.
  • is a team of typists, scribes, writers, editors and graphic designers based in Australia: Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, ACT and Northern Territory.
  • scribing (typing as you speak) and audio transcription:  scribing memoirs, life stories, reports, correspondence, minutes of meetings. Producing transcripts of audio recordings (interviews, focus groups).
  • writing (including writing in the voice of the oral storyteller): writing or scribing life stories, autobiographies, memoirs and other non-fiction including reports and submissions. Writing articles, blogs, websites.
  • typing manuscripts and other: copy typing handwritten or typed manuscripts, submissions, data (Excel) reports and other documents.
  • editing and proof reading: editing and proofreading reports, manuals, policies and publications (poetry, fiction, non-fiction). Proofreading in Word, PDF and InDesign. Developmental and copy editing manuscripts of novels, non-fiction (memoirs, autobiographies, histories, academic), and poetry.
  • structural reviews and manuscript assessments: manuscripts of fiction (novels), non-fiction (memoirs, histories, academic), and poetry books
  • graphic design/illustration: designing and formatting publications, reports and newsletters, using InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop.
  • self-publishing services: producing publications from spoken word, or handwritten manuscript, through to delivery of printed self-published book. Includes typing manuscripts, scribing/writing as you speak, editing, compiling, graphic design, proofreading, printer liaison, and all self-publishing services.

We guarantee Quality, Confidentiality and Reliability. We have voluntarily ‘opted in’ to be covered by the Privacy Act (1988) (Australia) and are included in OAIC’s Opt-In Register under section 6EA(3) of the Act.

We are registered with Industry Capability Network (ICN) in NT, NSW and VIC.

We have current Public & Products Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance with AON insurance (Risk Services Australia).

We work with most of our clients remotely, via email, Zoom, telephone, Google meets, Teams and other platforms. We also meet face to face with our clients in or near the locations where our scribes, typists, editors or writers live.

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading respectfully acknowledges the Braiakaulung Traditional Owners of the Gunaikurnai nation on whose land Sally-Anne (owner/operator) lives and works and where our main office is based, and all the Traditional Owners and Elders in Australia, whose lands have never been ceded. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging, and all First Nations people of Australia. We recognise the value of their historical and ongoing cultural and spiritual connections with Country, and their generous sharing of knowledges with the Australian community. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Sally-Anne Watson Kane

  • owns and operates On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading (previously known as On Time Typing) – scribing, report writing, copy writing, editing, proof reading and self-publishing services
  • established On Time Typing in 2002 in Darwin NT; is now based in Gippsland VIC; has a team of scribes, editors and typists in VIC, SA, NT, ACT and QLD
  • 20 years’ experience in scribing, consulting with and working for/with people who are neurodivergent, people who have disabilities, people of diverse backgrounds and educational levels, and First Nations people. 3 years’ experience in working closely with/for people who are NDIS participants.
  • 30 years’ experience in editing and self-publishing; writing and editing fiction, non-fiction and poetry; editing websites, corporate reports, policies and manuals; producing oral history, fiction and non-fiction publications
  • 30 years’ experience scribing and writing reports, and has regularly scribed selection and referee reports since 2002
  • 30 years’ experience in audio transcription: accurate transcripts of interviews, focus groups, investigations, hearings, parliamentary sittings.

Sally-Anne’s memberships and voluntary roles include:

For more information about Sally-Anne, go to: editing experience;  publications; professional development and awards.

Our typists, scribes, editors and graphic designers

  • are Sally-Anne, Claire, Christina, Christine, Meg, Natalie, Hannah, Leila,  Teresa, Megan, Judie, Jody,  Danikka and Kellie.
  • are all Australian residents who work as contractors from their home-based offices in Melbourne, Bendigo, Moe, Geelong and Mornington, Victoria; Alice Springs and Darwin, Northern Territory;  Adelaide, South Australia; Canberra, ACT; and Toowoomba and Cairns in Queensland.
  • have all signed strict confidentiality agreements with On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading.

For more detailed information about our team members, go to: The On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading Team.

Our experience

editing and graphic design/illustration

For our editors’ qualifications and experience in editing, go to: Our editors.

For our designers’ qualifications and experience in graphic design, formatting and image creation and/or editing, go to: Our graphic designers.

COPY TYPING AND TRanscripts

For our typists’ qualifications and experience, go to: Our typists and audio transcriptionists.

scribing as you speak, and minute-taking

Our scribes and minute-takers have extensive experience in scribing. Our verbatim scribes are required to pass the On Time Scribing Accuracy TestMinutes and reports are edited to a high standard. We scribe via telephone, Zoom and other platforms, across Australia. Our on-site scribes are based in Gippsland (VIC), Cairns (QLD), Toowoomba (QLD), and Alice Springs (NT).

For details of our scribes and their locations, go to: Our scribes

Our publications

Some of the books we have produced are above. To see all the books Sally-Anne has produced,  go to: Our publications.

Publications in progress: We are currently working on an oral history publication, and editing a memoir based in remote NT, and Sally-Anne is currently working with other Gippsland poets to produce a book of poetry.

Sally-Anne regularly writes and publishes articles for LinkedIn,  Gippsland Business Connect  and our Blog about editing, proof reading, scribing, writing, transcripts, blogging, memoir, self-publishing and other topics.

Join us on social media

Blog:  Read our articles about scribing, editing, self-publishing, small business management, and reviews of books, events and issues in our Blog

LinkedIn: Check out Sally-Anne’s articles about writing, editing and other topics and join her network of professional employees and businesses: LI Sally-Anne Watson Kane

Facebook:  Follow us at On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading:  Australia;   Northern Territory;   Gippsland;   Melbourne;   Sydney, NSW & ACT;   Queensland;  Central VicAdelaide;   Perth;   Poetry & fiction – writing, self-editing, editing;   Scribing & Audio Transcription; Writers/Editors, freelancers & sole traders Australia.

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Our commitment

  • We practice and advocate for diversity and inclusivity in the publishing industry (authors, editors, publishers). We will treat you with respect, and display integrity, honesty and reliability, regardless of your background, attributes or situation. We will continue to encourage, assist and promote the writing, editing and publication of  books by people who are First Australians, people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and people with disabilities
  • We will provide the highest quality service possible
  • We offer a signed guarantee of Confidentiality. We have voluntarily ‘opted in’ to be covered by section 6EA(3) of the Privacy Act (1988) (Australia) and are included in OAIC’s Opt-In Register for that Act
  • Our team of typists, scribes, transcriptionists, editors and designers (all contractors living in Australia) includes people with disabilities and one First Nations person. We will continue to encourage people from diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to join our team. We commit to treating all our contractors fairly and equitably.
  • We are committed to as low a carbon footprint as possible. For our main office, we use solar power, and only recycled and wheat-pulp paper, and wherever possible we purchase all our equipment from Australian-owned businesses
  • As a professional member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) Sally-Anne Watson Kane and her business adheres to and is committed to IPEd’s Code of Ethics. As a full member of Life Stories Australia (LSA) she is committed to LSA’s Code of Ethics. As a full member of Oral History Victoria (OHV) she is committed to continuing to learn about oral histories practice.

Acknowledgements

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading is proud to acknowledge the First Nations peoples of Australia and, in particular, the Braiakaulung Traditional Elders of the Gunaikurnai nation on whose land our main office is based, and we pay our respects to the Elders of this land, past and present. We also particularly acknowledge the Traditional Elders of the countries where our other typists, scribes, editors and designers are based: Woi Wurrung/Wurundjeri (Melbourne VIC), Dja Dja Warrung (Bendigo VIC), Tjapukai (Cairns, QLD), Ngunnawal (ACT), Jagera, Giabal and Jarowair (Toowoomba QLD), and Larrakia (Darwin NT).

Sally-Anne Watson Kane is the author and copyright owner of all written content in this website including the blog, excluding annotated quotations. All the photographs in this website (excluding the blog) have been captured by either Darren Kane or Sally-Anne. Sally-Anne is the copyright owner of all the images on this website excluding many of the images in the blog. 

The black-and-white-bird logo, designed and produced by Darren Kane, along with our core business name ‘On Time Typing’, is a peewee (mudlark) and has been trademarked under the name of Sally-Anne Watson Kane who owns all Intellectual Property rights, since 2002.

Sally-Anne Watson Kane sincerely thanks:

  • Darren Kane for contributing photographs for our website and blog; and for creating the black-and-white-bird image (peewee/mudlark)
  • Simple Pages (previously Darwin Web Design) for designing our original website then redesigning it in the 2010s.
  • Gibson Accounting (Traralgon, Victoria) for accounting services
  • Penny Baird (IPA) of Bluegum Bookkeeping (Bendigo, Victoria) for book-keeping and BAS support
  • Veronica Pereira for her assistance in producing Buibere – Voice of East Timorese Women, Volume 1 and Buibere – Lian Feto Loro Sa’e Nian volum 2, and for her ongoing assistance, support and collaboration in oral history, writing and editing projects
  • Our dedicated team of typists, scribes, editors and graphic designers: Leila, Claire, Christina, Hannah, Meg, Natalie, Christine, Kellie, Elizabeth, Judie, Danikka, Megan, Jody and Teresa.
  • You, our clients, for giving us the privilege of working with you.