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The procedure for getting your self-published book designed

Once your manuscript has been copy edited to the stage where there are no outstanding errors in the document, it will need to be designed. If you are going to have your book printed, we recommen...

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The steps of producing a self-published hardcopy book

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

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Seven tips for writing an effective blog

Writing a blog article isn’t the same as writing an article for a newspaper, magazine or journal, where your main goal is to clearly relay information to your readers. When you’re writing a blo...

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Writers who have NDIS funding: how to use your NDIS funds to meet your writing/self-publishing goals

In Australia, writers who are supported by NDIS funding are able to  apply to access their funds to work with a service provider to achieve their goals. Hiring an editor to help you edit and prod...

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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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Writing and editing: the tools we use for communicating with clients

We use different communication tools for our different writing and editing services, which include: 1) life story writing, and editing, designing and producing self-published memoirs and autobio...

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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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FAQs for writers – beta reading, manuscript assessment, 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? Prior to requesting beta reading, a...

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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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