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Free offer: memoir about mental illness, child abuse and survival

This article has been written and published on behalf of Joan Sammon, for whom I edited and produced a memoir,  A life: I am what I am! Background Joan Sammon grew up in Sydney. She is schizophr...

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Sally-Anne Watson Kane’s professional development in writing and editing

Professional development: writing and editing non-fiction, memoir, family histories, poetry, fiction Ongoing writing/editing professional development: Sally-Anne Watson Kane is a professional...

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Turning oral histories into self-published life stories (memoir or autobiography)

Oral histories are stories told by a person to another person or into a recorder. They can be about the person's whole life, or about just one or multiple  experiences or periods in their life. ...

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Structural or developmental editing – what is it?

Once a manuscript has been written and self-edited by the writer to the stage where they feel they can't improve it any more themselves, it needs to be edited by a professional editor. Structura...

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Debriefing and confidentiality, when working with sensitive or explicit material

Maintaining confidentiality If you're working in a position where you've got access to your clients' private information (such as their life stories or researched information), it's essential to m...

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Scribing dictation, minute-taking and report-writing – our clients

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading scribes verbatim or summary notes  (as required) and writes minutes and reports. We scribe dictation, interviews, meetings and discussions. Our method o...

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‘Hold your head up high’ by Garry Chippindall (dec)

Garry Chippindall began writing his memoir in 1999 when diagnosed with cancer. He sought help from life story writer Sally-Anne Watson Kane (owner/operator of OTTEP), and began regular scribing ses...

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Collaborative poetry editing

One way to edit something as personal and subjective as a poem, or a collection of poems, is to edit it in very close consultation with the poet. When editing a poem or manuscript for a book of ...

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Buibere – volumes 1 and 2 (self-published oral histories of 22 East Timorese women)

Acknowledgement Sally-Anne Watson Kane would like to acknowledge and thank her mentor, friend and bi'in, ita bo'ot Veronica Pereira, for the professional and cultural assistance and support she pr...

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Their life, their times – by Tony Taylor

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading produced the following book, which was self-published July 2021, for our client, author Tony Taylor: Copyright: Tony Taylor 2021 Title: Their lives,...

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