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Life story writing – as biography, autobiography or memoir

This article will be of interest to members of Life Stories Australia and other writers who specialise in writing life stories for (and with) other people.  What is the best approach to use whe...

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Our writing/editing coaches – supporting neurodivergent and disabled writers (including NDIS participants)

Our coaches (in writing and self-editing) consult with our clients via Zoom, phone or other platforms, to coach and provide them with the support they need to meet their writing, self-editing, edit...

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Editing fiction and non-fiction: a comparison

The purpose of editing any publication, whether standard non-fiction or fiction/creative non-fiction, is to make the corrections needed to ensure the writer's intended meaning, story and voice, are...

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

Professional development: writing and editing non-fiction, memoir, life stories, poetry, fiction Sally-Anne Watson Kane is a: professional editor member of Institute of Professional Editors (...

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Writing family histories: what genre to use?

The genre you choose when embarking on writing about a personal or family history  will depend on your writing skill, style or preference, and possibly also on the amount of factual information yo...

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Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) – who we are

Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) is a group of poets based in Gippsland and surrounding regions, who are committed to writing, workshopping and perfecting their poetry, to publication standard...

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The importance of intuition (for editing consultants and freelancers)

Editors need good intuition to carry out their work because intuition plays an important role in the task of editing. Freelance editing consultants need good intuition not only in order to do th...

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Self-publishing: the importance of “white space” in your book

A book's "white space" (or "negative space") is the parts that are not covered by text or images. That is, in a white-background type of book, it is literally all the white space around and in betw...

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Producing, editing and publishing an audio book in Australia

This article is relevant to writers, editors and self-publishers seeking to create an audio book of their e-book or hardcopy book.  Who can narrate and produce your audio book, in Australia? The...

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Free offer: memoir by Joan Sammon

This article has been written and published on behalf of Joan Sammon, whose  memoir A life: I am what I am!  was produced by Sally-Anne Watson Kane in 2019. Background Joan Sammon, who grew up ...

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