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

In Australia, writers and poets who have NDIS funding are sometimes able to access and use their NDIS funds to hire typing, editing or coaching services from a writer, typist or editor to achieve t...

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Self-publishing: writing front matter and end matter

So, you've written your manuscript - whether that be a novel, memoir, non-fiction, book of poetry, or something else - and you want to self-publish it. The next step in self-publishing is copy edit...

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‘My Story’ by Shirley Reynolds (written, edited and self-published December 2020)

'My Story' was partly written, partly told by author/storyteller Shirley Reynolds in 2020. This memoir was produced by On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading, and self-published by the author in ...

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Why you should use your holiday break to write a book

The holiday season is upon us: it's time to take a well-deserved break from work and your usual responsibilities. But what will you do this holiday break? For people who love writing or telling ...

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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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Writing family histories: what genre to use?

The genre you use when embarking on writing a family history will depend in part on your writing skill, style or preference, and in part on the amount of factual information you have access to. N...

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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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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 books (2021) ...

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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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