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‘Monty – the amazing adventures of Montague Richard Leverson’ by Tony Taylor (self-published book)

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading produced the following self-published book in early 2022 for Victorian-based author Tony Taylor: Copyright: Tony Taylor 2022 Title: Monty - the ama...

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How white people can make Australia a less racist country

If you are a 'white' person (Caucasian or European heritage and identify as white) living in Australia, you have certain privileges that First Nations people and people of colour (POC) do not have....

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Handy hints for working at home

For those who are fairly new to working from  home, here are a few articles with tips about how to work from home efficiently and productively, keep in touch with your work team, and stay work-lif...

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Comparing: ‘publisher, ‘self-publishing services’, ‘hybrid publisher’ and ‘vanity publisher’

What's the difference between a 'publisher', 'self-publishing services provider', 'hybrid publisher', and what we in the editing industry call a 'vanity publisher'? Firstly, there is nothing at ...

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Is proofreading ability innate or learned?

To proofread at the high level needed for publications, the proofreader: must have been trained as an editor or proofreader (theoretically and/or on-the-job); i.e. must have learned an excelle...

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‘Rough’ copy editing explained

Copy editing is the final stage of editing prior to the graphic design stage. Copy editing comprises:  one ‘rough' copy edit (sometimes referred to as the first pass of the copy edit), f...

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Recording and documenting oral histories

An oral history is a spoken or documented record of someone's memories of their own life experiences. Oral histories are handed down from generation to generation, or stories of someone's own life....

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Positive outcomes of documenting life stories for people with PTSD

I have over twenty years' experience in documenting and producing self-published books of stories and oral histories of people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The sources of ...

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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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Sally-Anne Watson Kane’s editing experience

Sally-Anne Watson Kane is a professional member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) (Australia) and Life Stories Australia Inc. She has 30 years' editing experience. This is a portfolio of ...

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