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Self-publishing: producing a hardcopy book

The steps of producing a self-published hardcopy book are: writing and self-editing (including, possibly, beta reading and/or manuscript appraisal); editing; graphic design; proofreading; proofread...

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PEGG Report – Poetry Editing Group Gippsland workshop 8th Feb 2020

The second Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) workshop was held from 12.30 pm to 5 pm at the Moe library, on Saturday 8th February, 2020. The focus of this particular workshop was traditional...

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4 FAQs for writers – beta reading, manuscript assessments and structural editing

FAQs about beta reading, manuscript assessments and structural editing 1. At what stage should I look at having my manuscript beta read, assessed or edited? Self-edit your manuscript to what y...

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Editing fiction and non-fiction: a comparison

The purpose of editing any publication, whether non-fiction or fiction, is to make the corrections necessary to ensure that the author's meaning, and voice, are conveyed as exactly as possible to t...

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Poetry Book Beta Reading Checklist

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading's Beta Readers: read and review your poetry book manuscript, then write a Beta Reading Report based on our Beta Reading Checklist. Our Poetry Boo...

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A self-publishing case study: the path from handwritten MS to ‘printer stage’

This case study is about a manuscript written by Michael Cusick in 2017-18, edited and designed by On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading in 2018-2019, and self-published in 2019. Background and...

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Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG)

Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) is a group of poets committed to writing and perfecting their poetry. PEGG's principles Poets of all abilities, ages, cultural backgrounds and levels of ...

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Writers and editors: symptoms of vicarious trauma

Writers and editors who work with traumatic material (i.e. stories involving descriptions of traumatic events) can suffer 'vicarious trauma'. That is, although they are not the victim of the trauma...

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Writers and editors: rules for managing vicarious trauma

If you are about to launch into an activity or project that involves working or dealing with people who have suffered or are suffering from violence or abuse, you are at risk of suffering vicarious...

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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, many years ago. The difference now is that I know its name: vicarious trauma. And I k...

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