About Us

On Time Typing

  • provides scribing, writing, editing, proofreading, transcript and self-publishing services across Australia: Melbourne and regional Victoria; Alice Springs, Darwin and Northern Territory; Sydney and New South Wales; Canberra and ACT; Hobart, Tasmania; Cairns, Brisbane and Townsville in Queensland; South Australia; and Western Australia
  • guarantees Quality, Confidentiality and Reliability
  • is Australian-owned and operated and has been a GST-registered business in Australia since 2002. ABN 24 058 673 136
  • has a team of scribes, writers and editors who are all based in Australia. For more information go to: The On Time Typing Team
  • scribing: scribes and types reports, correspondence, resumes, minutes of meetings and transcripts of audio recordings (interviews, focus groups and medical transcription)
  • editing: edits and proofreads reports, manuals and fiction and non-fiction publications
  • writing:  writes reports, websites and publications
  • self-publishing: produces publications from manuscript to printer liaison and final proofread stage
  • has voluntarily ‘opted in’ to be covered by the Privacy Act (1988) (Australia) and is included in OAIC’s Opt-In Register under section 6EA(3) of the Act
  • is registered with Industry Capability Network (ICN) as a local provider with on site capability in Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria
  • has current Public & Products Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance with AON insurance (Risk Services Australia).

Sally-Anne Watson Kane

  • owns and operates On Time Typing (established 2002) – scribing, report writing, copy writing, editing, proofreading and self-publishing services; and Peewee Press (2003), our self-publishing business
  • has 20 years’ experience in audio transcription: accurate transcripts of interviews, focus groups, investigations, hearings, parliamentary sittings
  • has 25 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
  • has 25 years’ experience scribing reports and minutes of meetings and has regularly scribed selection, procurement and referee reports since 2002
  • Memberships include: professional editor and full member of Institute of Professional Editors Australia and Editors Victoria; registered mentor with IPEd mentorship program; allied member of Life Stories Australia Inc; member of Gippsland Editors, Writers Victoria and Gippsland Writers Group; member of Secret Editors’ Business,  Privacy Professionals Network, Business Women Network East Gippsland, Latrobe Regional Gallery, and PEN Melbourne.

For more information about Sally-Anne, go to:

Our other typists, scribes and editors

  • are Australian residents who work from their own home-based offices in Bendigo, Traralgon, Morwell, Moe, Warragul, Pakenham, Melbourne and Mornington in Victoria; Darwin, Northern Territory; and New South Wales
  • have signed strict confidentiality agreements with On Time Typing.

Our typists, scribes and editors are:

  • Editing and proofreading: Claire McGregor, accredited editor of Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd); Sue McKinnon, associate member of IPEd; and Dee Sansom.
  • Medical transcription: Vani Kalase; Adele Jeremiah; Monica Butling.
  • Typing and general audio transcription: Dianne Becker; Ruth Mooney; Leila Brown; Rae Desmond; Judie Burleigh.
  • Formatting and graphic design: Claire McGregor and Dee Sansom.

For detailed information about our typists, scribes and editors, go to:  The On Time Typing Team.

Join us on social media

Blog: Sally-Anne Watson Kane regularly posts articles about editing, proofreading, writing, scribing, operating small businesses and other topics: Blog

LinkedIn: Check out Sally-Anne’s profile and articles about writing, editing and other subjects. Join her network of 2000+ professionals and businesses: LI Sally-Anne Watson Kane

Facebook:  On Time Typing Australia;   On Time Typing Darwin & Alice Springs;   On Time Typing Gippsland;   On Time Typing Melbourne;   On Time Typing Bendigo;   On Time Typing Sydney;   On Time Editing and Proofreading;   On Time Scribing and Audio Transcription;   Peewee Press.

Twitter:  On Time Typing

Google+: On Time Typing (scribing and editing)

Pinterest: On Time Typing

Sensis (Yellow Pages) ads: Darwin and Northern Territory;   Pakenham and Melbourne;   Bendigo and Central Victoria;   Moe and Gippsland.

Our publications

For details of the self-published books edited and produced by Sally-Anne Watson Kane, go to: Publications

Sally-Anne regularly writes and publishes Blog and LinkedIn articles about editing, proofreading, scribing, writing; managing freelancer and sole trader businesses; and her views about books, movies and contemporary issues.

On Time Typing is currently involved in the following publications:

  • we are producing a self-published history of a football club which will be published using our Peewee Press imprint in early 2019
  • we are proofreading a clients’ non-fiction manuscript
  • we are structurally editing a manuscript prior to copy editing.

Latrobe City Council used excerpts from our article about the new library in Moe, Gippsland, Because We’re Worth It, in their Annual Report. On Time Typing was commended by international architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Pty Ltd for this article: Glowing praise for ‘Because We’re Worth It’.

The Victorian Small Business Commission used excerpts from our article, VBSC: Saving Small Business, in their Annual Report.

Our editors’ qualifications and experience

  • Sally-Anne is a full member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) (Australia) and Society of Editors Victoria, and a registered mentor with IPEd’s mentoring program. Go to: Sally-Anne’s training and professional development.
  • Claire is a full member of IPEd and Society of Editors Victoria. She has completed Diploma in Feature Writing (Honours) and IPEd’s Accreditation examination, and is an Accredited Editor with IPEd. She is an experienced graphic designer with extensive experience in editing and proofreading a range of fiction and non-fiction publications.
  • Sue is an associate member of IPEd and Society of Editors Victoria. She has completed Bachelor of Arts (English Literature double major) and Certificate in Editing and Proofreading and is currently undertaking Copy editing (intermediate) with Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate IV. She has extensive experience in writing and editing reports and scribing minutes of  meetings, and is an editor-in-training with On Time Typing.
  • Dee has extensive experience in scribing minutes of meetings, copy editing professional journals and newsletters and proofreading publications.

Our scribes’ qualifications and experience

Our transcriptionists, Sally-Anne, Judie, Rae, Ruth, Vani, Monica, Adele, Dianne and Leila, have:

  • passed the On Time Typing Accurate Test: 98% accurate spelling and punctuation, broad vocabulary and highly accurate transcription
  • extensive experience in producing transcripts involving different accents and a broad range of subjects
  • signed Confidentiality Agreements with On Time Typing guaranteeing they will maintain confidentiality.

Vani has completed Medical Transcription Training with CBAY Systems P/L and has 14 years’ experience in medical transcription.

Our on-site scribes have extensive experience scribing minutes of meeting and dictation on-site: Sally-Anne scribing in Melbourne and Gippsland, Dee in Central Victoria, and Sue in Darwin and Palmerston. Sally-Anne also has many years’ experience scribing selection reports and reports of workshops and seminars, and 12 years’ experience scribing reports via telephone.

Our on-site scribes are required to pass the On Time Typing On-site Scribing Accuracy Test. Our Quality Assurance process assures all minutes and reports are scribed as accurately as possible and presented at a high standard.

Sally-Anne’s awards/achievements

  • 2013 and 2017: On Time Typing was a finalist in the 2017 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards – Business and Professional and the 2013 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards, On-Line Retailing/e-Business
  • January 2016: On Time Typing ‘opted in’ to be covered by the relevant sections of the Privacy Act (1988) (Australia). Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) advised on 27/1/16, : ‘[OAIC]… will be including your details in the Opt-In Register under s 6EA(3) of the Act. … The OAIC appreciates your commitment to protecting individuals’ privacy. Thank you for adopting the Australian Privacy Principles as your standard when handling personal information.’
  • 2002: Sally-Anne Watson Kane was awarded the Australian Government Award: ‘The Australian Government expresses its gratitude to Sally-Anne Watson for a valued contribution towards assisting developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development’. Award signed by Prime Minister John Howard and Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer.
  • 1991: Sally-Anne was awarded Certificate of Merit – 20/20 English, Year 12, and Certificate of Achievement – 20/20 English, Year 12.
  • For information about our qualifications go to: Training and professional development.

On Time Typing is committed to

  • Confidentiality. We offer a signed guarantee of confidentiality to all clients. We have voluntarily ‘opted in’ to be covered by the relevant sections of the Privacy Act (1988) (Australia) and are included in OAIC’s Opt-In Register under section 6EA(3) of the Act. 
  • The ethical and culturally appropriate use, copyright and ownership of spoken, recorded and written words and images, that respects ownership rights of writers, storytellers, photographers and artists as well as those whose images have been filmed or photographed
  • Sharing information with writers and editors. We offer a free initial consultation in regard to writing, editing, proofreading, oral histories, self-publishing, freelancing and business management
  • Professional development: we attend webinars and courses around writing and editing; publish regular blog articles; and participate in discussions within our professional editors’ networks and organisations
  • Supporting Australian-owned businesses and companies. Wherever possible, we purchase our software, hardware and services from Australian providers and retail outlets
  • The On Time Typing Green Policy: recycling paper, and using only recycled and wheat-pulp paper, locally-made equipment and services where possible, and solar power.

Acknowledgements

On Time Typing is proud to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Australia and we pay our respects to the Elders of this land, past and present. In particular, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the countries where our typists and editors are based: Gunaikurnai (Gippsland), Woi Wurrung/Wurundjeri (Melbourne), Boon Wurrung/Bunurong (Mornington Peninsular), Dja Dja Warrung (Bendigo), and Larrakia (Darwin area).

Sally-Anne Watson Kane is the copyright owner of all photographs in this website.

Sally-Anne Watson Kane would like to thank:

  • Darwin Web Design (Northern Territory) for designing our website and providing ongoing redevelopment and technical support
  • Gibson Accounting (Traralgon, Victoria) for accounting services
  • Penny Baird (IPA) of Bluegum Bookkeeping (Bendigo, Victoria) for book-keeping services and support: [email protected]
  • My husband, DK, for creating the logo image (peewee/mudlark) for the On Time Typing and Peewee Press logo (Trademarked 2002) and for contributing photographs for our website and blog articles
  • 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 ongoing assistance, support and collaboration in projects
  • Our dedicated team of scribes, editors, proofreaders, graphic designers and transcriptionists – Ruth, Leila, Rae, Judie, Dianne, Dee, Claire, Sue and Vani.