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Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG)

Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) is a group of poets committed to writing and perfecting their poetry. PEGG's principles Poets of all abilities, ages, cultural backgrounds and levels of ...

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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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Workshop: how to edit your own poetry

This workshop is for poets who have written, or are writing, a collection of poems. In this two-hour seminar to be held on 7 September at the Moe Library in Moe, Gippsland, Victoria, the presenter ...

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

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

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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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How is editing poetry different to editing prose?

Editing poetry is quite different to editing non-fiction or fiction (prose). Different level of collaboration When line or copy editing prose, collaboration is not essential, although some collab...

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Collaborative poetry editing

Editing poetry written by someone else is very different from editing your own poetry. It requires poetic instinct, years of experience in reading poetry, and extensive general editing experience. ...

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The final copy edit (sometimes called ‘proof read’)

The final copy edit of a report or manuscript intended for publication is the final stage of correcting the document prior to it being designed, proof read,  and either e-published or printed and ...

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