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Graphic design: how to design your book so it is accessible to people with reading difficulties

This article is about designing publications that are accessible to people who have reading difficulties caused by dyslexia, limited literacy, or other conditions that make it hard for them to read...

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Self-publishing services: life stories and memoirs

Sally-Anne Watson Kane has been scribing, editing and producing self-published life stories, memoirs and oral histories for 26 years. We are currently producing these self-published memoirs and li...

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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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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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Self-published book – A life: I am what I am, by Joan Sammon

This is a memoir about childhood abuse, mental illness and resilience. The importance of asking for help and being supported by mental health professionals. Living with post-traumatic stress, schiz...

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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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