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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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‘Rough’ copy editing explained

Copy editing is the final stage of editing prior to the graphic design stage. Copy editing comprises: the ‘rough' copy edit (sometimes referred to as the first pass of the copy edit, or t...

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My experience in editing or coaching people from different backgrounds or with disabilities

The way I approach coaching, writing or editing for/with people from different backgrounds or of different ethnicity to myself, people who are neurodivergent or live with disabilities (including ND...

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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 Sally-Anne Watson Kane is a: professional member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPE...

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Our scribes and minute-takers – scribing via telephone, Zoom/online, and face to face

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading has five scribes and minute-takers,  based in Darwin (NT), Gippsland (VIC), Cairns (QLD) and Toowoomba (QLD). Our three verbatim scribes have passed the...

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How to use your NDIS funds for coaching, writing and/or editing support

In Australia, if you are an NDIS participant, you can use your NDIS funds to pay for writing, coaching or editing services and support - as long as (a) the support is necessary because of your disa...

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Formatting and/or preparing documents for editing (in Word) – our services

Our definition of formatting is: formatting publications, reports or other documents in Word, such as manuscripts (for publications). Formatting may include the insertion of images, tables or image...

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Why get an ISBN and barcode for your self-published book?

Why get an ISBN, or a barcode, for your self-published book? What is an ISBN? 'ISBN' stands for ' International Standard Book Number'. It is used to identify published (including self-published) ...

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Our graphic designers – using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading's team of typesetters and graphic designers (all contractors) are experienced in designing publications and reports, digital illustration, and enhancing pho...

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NDIS participants: Do you need a scribe or typist to do your typing for you?

Do you need a typist or scribe to do your typing for you, due to your disability? If you are an NDIS participant, and the reason you need someone to do your typing for you is due to your disabil...

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