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How to use your NDIS funds for coaching, writing and/or editing support

In Australia, if you are an NDIS participant, you can use your NDIS funds to pay for writing, coaching or editing services and support - as long as (a) the support is necessary because of your disa...

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Why get an ISBN and barcode for your self-published book?

Why get an ISBN, or a barcode, for your self-published book? What is an ISBN? 'ISBN' stands for ' International Standard Book Number'. It is used to identify published (including self-published) ...

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Comparing: ‘traditional 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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On Time Typing Books and Life stories – producing self-published memoirs

Over past years, Sally-Anne Watson Kane has produced a number of self-published memoirs, biographies and life stories, and continues to do so. Some of these have been produced from oral histories, ...

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Storytelling and life story writing, as a healing process

Storytelling and sharing your stories (verbal or written): helps you better understand and heal from/learn to live with your past experiences helps you better understand your ongoing disabi...

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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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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) and Editors Victoria (Australia), full member and Secretary of Life Stories Australia, and full member of...

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