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Our Poetry Book Beta Reading Checklist

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading's Beta Readers read your poetry book manuscript twice, then write a Beta Reading Report that addresses all the items in the checklist below. Poetry Book Be...

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Self-publishing At Crib Point! The path from handwritten MS to ‘printer stage’

Michael Cusick first approached On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading in October 2017, to ask if we could assist in typing  and publishing  his handwritten manuscript (MS) about the history of...

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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: 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. The difference now is that I know its name: vicarious trauma. And I know its causes a...

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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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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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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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