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The benefits to elderly people of storytelling/sharing memoirs or life stories

Based on evidence, the benefits to elderly people, of telling or sharing their life story, or parts of their life story, are as follows. Happiness An elderly person's happiness can be improved at...

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‘Monty – the amazing adventures of Montague Richard Leverson’ by Tony Taylor (self-published book)

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading produced the following self-published book in early 2022 for Victorian-based author Tony Taylor: Copyright: Tony Taylor 2022 Title: Monty - the ama...

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Comparing: ‘publisher, ‘self-publishing services’, ‘hybrid publisher’ and ‘vanity publisher’

What's the difference between a 'publisher', 'self-publishing services provider', 'hybrid publisher', and what we in the editing industry call a 'vanity publisher'? Firstly, there is nothing at ...

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Recording and documenting oral histories

An oral history is a spoken or documented record of someone's memories of their own life experiences. Oral histories are handed down from generation to generation, or stories of someone's own life....

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Positive outcomes of documenting life stories for people with PTSD

I have over twenty years' experience in documenting and producing self-published books of stories and oral histories of people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The sources of ...

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Sally-Anne Watson Kane’s editing experience

Sally-Anne Watson Kane is a professional member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) (Australia), full member and Secretary of Life Stories Australia, and full member of Oral History Victori...

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On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading publications

We produce books 'from go to whoa': i.e., from manuscript (and/or spoken word) stage, through editing and design, to printed self-published book stage.  The following publications have been produ...

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Free offer: memoir about mental illness, child abuse and survival

This article has been written and published on behalf of Joan Sammon, for whom I edited and produced a memoir,  A life: I am what I am! Background Joan Sammon grew up in Sydney. She is schizophr...

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Turning oral histories into self-published life stories (memoir or autobiography)

Oral histories are stories told by a person to another person or into a recorder. They can be about the person's whole life, or about just one or multiple  experiences or periods in their life. ...

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Collaborative poetry editing

One way to edit something as personal and subjective as a poem, or a collection of poems, is to edit it in very close consultation with the poet. When editing a poem or manuscript for a book of ...

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