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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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Recovering from vicarious trauma: an editor’s case study

Recently, I woke up to discover I was falling slowly into a pit. I have been there before, several times. The difference now is that I know its name: vicarious trauma. And I know its causes a...

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Tips – grammar, punctuation, spelling

Grammar 'That' vs 'which' Traditionally, we use "that" with restrictive clauses and "which" with non-restrictive clauses. A restrictive clause 'restricts' the identity of the subject in some way....

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The benefits of networking online with other editors

Networking and information-sharing is an important aspect of an editor's professional development but attending face-to-face professional editor events is not always possible and can be costly. Onl...

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Self-publishing At Crib Point! The path from handwritten MS to ‘printer stage’

Michael Cusick first approached On Time Typing in October 2017, to ask if we could assist in typing  and publishing  his handwritten manuscript (MS) about the history of the Crib Point football, ...

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Formatting tips for people editing (or self-editing) in Word

Word Styles The easiest instructions I have ever come across for how to use Word styles to format your document and save time: Word Styles by blogger Louise Harnby. Here is another helpful link: ...

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Line editing explained

Line editing a manuscript is the stage of editing focused on correcting or improving the tone, style and consistency of the manuscript. What does the line editor do? The line editor: identif...

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Proofreading hard copy publications

A manuscript intended to be self-published in hardcopy needs to be edited, designed, proofread, sent to the printer, then the final 'proof' checked or proofread, before the print run commences. ...

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Proofreading the printer’s final ‘proof’

Once you have submitted your proofread manuscript to the printer, there is one proofreading task left to do. The final 'proof' When your manuscript is in the printer's system and ready for printi...

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Self-publishing: file formats from writing to proofreading

Most manuscripts are written and edited in MS Word or other word processing programs. The program you then use to design and proofread your manuscript depends on the type of publication. Editing y...

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