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Editing and graphic design: how to make your book accessible to people with reading difficulties or disabilities

This article is about editing, designing and producing publications that are accessible to people who have reading difficulties caused by dyslexia, intellectual disabilities, limited literacy, or o...

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Writers with disabilities: how to obtain NDIS funding to meet your writing/self-publishing goals

In Australia, writers with disabilities who have NDIS funding are able to  apply for funds to work with a service provider to achieve their goals. Hiring an editor to edit your manuscript or coac...

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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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Writers and editors – how our clients’ needs have changed, as a result of COVID19

If you are running a writing or editing business during COVID19, you need to (1) understand the different needs and expectations of your clients as a result of COVID19, and (2) adapt your business ...

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Writing and editing: the tools we use for communicating with clients

We use different communication tools for our different writing and editing services, which include: 1) life story writing, and editing, designing and producing self-published memoirs and autobio...

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About on-site editing courses in Australia

Many institutions in Australia offer on-site degrees, diplomas and certificates in editing. University and TAFE courses tend to be higher cost and their courses are nationally recognised. Award ...

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Is proofreading ability innate or can it be learned?

An excellent proofreader must have: natural talent in proofreading, including an eye for detail training that has given them an excellent knowledge of sentence structure, spelling, punctuat...

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Self-publishing: producing a hardcopy book

The steps of producing a self-published hardcopy book are: writing and self-editing (including, possibly, beta reading and/or manuscript appraisal); editing; graphic design; proofreading; proofread...

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