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Our experience in editing poetry, or coaching in self-editing poetry

Sally-Anne Watson Kane's experience in editing poetry and coaching poets includes: developmental and structural editing of a collection of poetry for a book copy editing a collection of poe...

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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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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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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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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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Writers who have NDIS funding: how to use your NDIS funds to meet your writing/self-publishing goals

Update: the below information was valid as of early December 2021. Changes to the NDIS requirements mean that some of this information may not now be correct. If you are on an NDIS plan and would l...

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Why network with industry colleagues?

Some of the benefits of investing your time and energy in networking with your industry colleagues are: you will learn and keep up-to-date about industry developments you will be given oppo...

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Tools & tips for self-editing your document in Word

Word Styles The best instructions I have ever come across for how to use Word styles to format your document are here: Word Styles by blogger Louise Harnby. Another helpful link is:  How to u...

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Poetry Manuscript Appraisal Checklist

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading: reads and reviews your poetry book manuscript, then writes a manuscript appraisal report based on our Checklist. Our Poetry Manuscript Appraisa...

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