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Debriefing and confidentiality, when working with sensitive or explicit material

Maintaining confidentiality If you're working in a position where you've got access to your clients' private information (such as their life stories or researched information), it's essential to m...

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Buibere – volumes 1 and 2 (self-published oral histories of 22 East Timorese women)

Acknowledgement Sally-Anne Watson Kane would like to acknowledge and thank her mentor, friend and bi'in, ita bo'ot Veronica Pereira, for the professional and cultural assistance and support she pr...

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Do you need help to get your life story or memoir written?

Everyone has a story, but not everyone is a natural writer or wishes to write their story down themselves. Some people are better at talking than writing, so they want to tell their story and get s...

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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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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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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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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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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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