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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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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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Poetry Manuscript Appraisal Checklist

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading: reads and reviews your poetry book manuscript, then writes a manuscript appraisal report based on our Checklist. Our Poetry Manuscript Appraisa...

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FAQs for writers – beta reading, manuscript appraisal, structural or developmental editing

FAQs about beta reading, manuscript appraisals, and structural or developmental editing 1. At what stage should I look at having my manuscript beta read, appraised or edited? Prior to requesti...

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

This case study is about a manuscript (MS) written by Michael Cusick in 2017-18, that was typed, edited and designed by On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading, and self-published in mid-2019. Ba...

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Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) – who we are

Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) is a group of poets committed to writing, workshopping and perfecting their poetry. Our members are currently (May 2021): Sally-Anne (facilitator), Seamus (...

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Workshop: how to edit your own poetry

This 2 to 2.5 hour workshop is for poets who have written, or are writing, a collection of poems. The presenter will teach you the steps of reviewing, self-editing and collating your poems, for a s...

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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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