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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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The editor’s role in producing your book

The editor's role in producing your book is to edit the manuscript to make sure it  is well-structured and error-free, so it is ready for the next stage of production. A brief overview of the edi...

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FAQs for writers – beta reading, manuscript assessment and structural editing

FAQs about beta reading, manuscript assessments and structural editing 1. At what stage should I look at having my manuscript beta read, assessed or edited? Self-edit your manuscript to what y...

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Editing fiction and non-fiction: a comparison

The purpose of editing any publication, whether non-fiction or fiction, is to make the corrections necessary to ensure that the author's meaning, and voice, are conveyed as exactly as possible to t...

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Poetry Book Beta Reading Checklist

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading's Beta Readers: read and review your poetry book manuscript, then write a Beta Reading Report based on our Beta Reading Checklist. Our Poetry Boo...

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Our Beta Readers

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading's team of Beta Readers are avid readers. We read and review your manuscript then send you a Beta Reading Report that addresses our On Time Beta Reading Crit...

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