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Marketing your business during and after COVID-19

Over the past two months, many businesses have been able to quickly rethink their marketing strategies, and come up with new strategies that target the current needs of clients in our new COVID-19 ...

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Preserving your family’s story for future generations

Nowadays, most families are too busy to spend much time listening to their elders' stories. This means that often, when the great-grandparents, grandparents or parents pass away, most of their and ...

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Scribes and minute-takers: the importance of good auditory (listening and understanding) skills

What is a scribe or minute-taker A scribe or minute-taker is a person who scribes what the people at a meeting are saying while they are saying it. They also scribe interviews, discussions, perfor...

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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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The skills you need to be an accurate minute-taker (scribe)

What is a scribe or minute-taker Minute-takers scribe what people are saying (or a summary of what they're saying) while they say it, at a meeting, interview or workshop then edit that draft to pr...

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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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Editing oral history publications

The first stage of editing oral history transcripts is described at: Editing oral history transcripts. After that initial editing stage has been completed, oral histories intended for publication ...

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Editing oral history transcripts

Oral histories can remain just that - oral - or they can be transcribed into an oral history transcript. For more information about recording and transcribing oral histories go to: Recording and t...

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