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Gippsland workshop: how to edit your own poetry

This workshop is for poets who have written, or are writing, a collection of poems. In this two-hour seminar to be held on 7 September at the Moe Library in Moe, Gippsland, Victoria, the presenter ...

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What’s the difference between beta reading and a manuscript appraisal?

The differences between beta reading and a manuscript appraisal are... Beta readers come from all walks of life and industries. They need to be well-read but are not usually editors. The level of ...

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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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How is editing poetry different to editing prose?

Editing poetry is quite different to editing non-fiction or fiction (prose). Different level of collaboration When line or copy editing prose, collaboration is not essential, although some collab...

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Collaborative poetry editing

Editing poetry written by someone else is very different from editing your own poetry. It requires poetic instinct, years of experience in reading poetry, and extensive general editing experience. ...

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Copy editing/proof reading explained

Copy editing reports, policies, applications, resumes, minutes, articles, and other types of documents that are not intended for publication, is the final stage of correcting a document, prior to i...

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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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Proofreading resumes and reports

When people want an editor to review their resume or report to  ensure it is well-presented and to correct any errors in punctuation, grammar or spelling, they usually say they need their document...

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