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On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading publications

We produce books 'from go to whoa': i.e., from manuscript (and/or spoken word) stage, through editing and design, to printed self-published book stage.  The following publications have been produ...

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Collaborative poetry editing

Poems are personal and subjective. The best way to edit someone else's poem, or collection of poems, is to edit it (a) not making actual corrections to the poem but, rather, suggest improvements or...

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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 has 25 years' experience in editing other people's poems and coaching poets in self-editing their poetry. She has a lifetime's experience in writing, reading and studying poe...

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Poetry Manuscript Assessment Checklist

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

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

FAQs about beta reading, manuscript assessment, and structural or developmental editing 1. What is the most helpful - (A) a beta read, or (B) a manuscript assessment, or developmental or structura...

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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 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 is Sally-Anne Watson Kane. She will teach you the steps of reviewing, self-editing an...

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What’s the difference between beta reading and a manuscript assessment?

The differences between beta reading and manuscript assessment are... Beta reading Beta readers come from all walks of life and industries. They need to be well-read but are not usually editors...

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