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How to use your self-managed NDIS funds for writing, editing or typing assistance

In Australia, people who are self-managing their NDIS funds can use those  funds to pay for typing, writing or editing services and support - as long as: that support is necessary because of ...

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Poetry Editing Group (Gippsland) (PEGG) – record of poetry editing workshops

PEGG regularly meets online via Zoom and workshops/edits one others' poems. For more information about PEGG or our poetry editing workshops, go to PEGG - who we are,. or contact Sally-Anne. Record...

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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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Comparing editors’ quotes when managing a project

Depending on the size of your project, and whether you are working for yourself or an employer, you may choose to: obtain a quote from only one editor, or request a quote from two or three...

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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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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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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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