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‘My Story’ by Shirley Reynolds (written, edited and self-published December 2020)

'My Story' was partly written, partly told by author/storyteller Shirley Reynolds in 2020. This memoir was produced by On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading, and self-published by the author in ...

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Why you should use your holiday break to write a book

The holiday season is upon us: it's time to take a well-deserved break from work and your usual responsibilities. But what will you do this holiday break? For people who love writing or telling ...

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The procedure for getting your self-published book designed

Once your manuscript has been copy edited to the stage where there are no outstanding errors in the document, it will need to be designed. If you are going to have your book printed, we recommen...

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Writing family histories: what genre to use?

The genre you use when embarking on writing a family history will depend in part on your writing skill, style or preference, and in part on the amount of factual information you have access to. N...

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The steps of producing a self-published hardcopy book

The steps of producing a self-published hardcopy book are: writing and self-editing (including, possibly, beta reading and/or MS appraisal) editing graphic design proofreading, then p...

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Seven tips for writing an effective blog

Writing a blog article isn’t the same as writing an article for a newspaper, magazine or journal, where your main goal is to clearly relay information to your readers. When you’re writing a blo...

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Graphic design: how to design your book so it is accessible to people with reading difficulties

This article is about designing publications that are accessible to people who have reading difficulties caused by dyslexia, limited literacy, or other conditions that make it hard for them to read...

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Writing blogs to establish relationships with customers

The goal of your business’s website and other platforms is to showcase what you sell, and attract customers. The goal of your business's blog is to connect with your readers and followers, start ...

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Editing: how to make your book accessible to people with reading difficulties

This article is about editing and producing publications that are accessible to people who have reading difficulties caused by dyslexia, limited literacy, or other conditions that make it hard for ...

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Comparing editors’ quotes when managing a project

Depending on the size of your project, and whether you are working for yourself or an employer, you may choose to: obtain a quote from only one editor, or request a quote from two or three...

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