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Four tips for work-life balance when working at home

If you are your own boss and/or work from home, you can keep your work and life in balance by sticking to these simple rules: 1) schedule in regular time off and stick to it; 2) when at work, opera...

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4 rules for staying healthy (especially for freelancers and people working at home)

There are only four things you really need to do to stay healthy, when working at home: ensure your body gets enough water, food, exercise and rest. 1.  Water No matter what type of work you d...

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How we are staying safe, and keeping the community safe, during COVID-19

The On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading team will continue to provide our typing, scribing and editing services throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Our scribes, typists and editors have always ...

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The ‘closed door’ policy when working at home

As a result of COVID-19, many employees are now working at home, just like the many freelancers and owner/operators of sole trader businesses who worked from their own homes for many years. Peop...

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Healthy bodies for constant computer-users

Whether you're a writer, editor, proofreader, scribe or typist, if you work full-time sitting in a chair in front of a computer screen and you want to live a long life, you need to stick to four im...

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Crib Point Clubs’ new book – a great success story

On 3rd August 2019, the Crib Point Football and Netball Club and Crib Point Cricket Club (CPFNCC) launched Riding the bumps with a grin... At Crib Point! A history of the Mornington Peninsula Magpi...

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The importance of intuition (for editing consultants and freelancers)

Editors need good intuition to carry out their work, whether they're an employee or running their own business. Freelance editing consultants need good intuition, not only to do their work  as ...

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Self-published book – A life: I am what I am, by Joan Sammon

This is a memoir about childhood abuse, mental illness and resilience. The importance of asking for help and being supported by mental health professionals. Living with post-traumatic stress, schiz...

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Safety for female freelancers and sole traders

This article is based on my experiences as a female freelancer in Australia, and is directed at other female and female-identifying freelancers; however, some of the safety risks/strategies mention...

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Workshop: how to edit your own poetry

This 2 to 2.5 hour workshop is for poets who have written, or are writing, a collection of poems. The presenter will teach you the steps of reviewing, self-editing and collating your poems, for a s...

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