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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? Firstly, what is an ISBN? 'ISBN' stands for ' International Standard Book Number'. It is used to identify published (including self-pu...

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Comparing: ‘traditional 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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How to make Australia a less racist country

A white person talking about racism is akin to a man talking about violence towards women. Violence towards women is not a 'women problem' - it's caused by men. Similarly, when it comes to racism i...

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

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

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On Time Typing Books and Life stories – producing self-published memoirs

Over past years, Sally-Anne Watson Kane has produced a number of self-published memoirs, biographies and life stories, and continues to do so. Some of these have been produced from oral histories, ...

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Storytelling and life story writing, as a healing process

Storytelling and sharing your stories (verbal or written): helps you better understand and heal from/learn to live with your past experiences helps you better understand your ongoing disabi...

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The benefits to elderly people of storytelling/sharing memoirs or life stories

Based on evidence, the benefits to elderly people, of telling or sharing their life story, or parts of their life story, are as follows. Happiness An elderly person's happiness can be improved at...

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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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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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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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