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Editing poetry compared to non-fiction or prose

Editing non-fiction or prose (fiction) is quite different from editing poetry, as demonstrated below. When line or copy editing non-fiction or prose, collaboration is not essential, although s...

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On-site scribing in Darwin, Cairns, Melbourne, Bendigo, Gippsland

On Time Typing scribes and produces minutes and reports on site for clients in Darwin, Cairns, Melbourne, Bendigo and Gippsland. We scribe and produce minutes and reports via telephone and online ...

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The pressures of scribing and minute-taking

Scribing and minute-taking - that is, scribing what people are saying while they're saying it - is not always a high-pressure role. For example, scribing your netball club's minutes is not very dif...

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Four tips for work-life balance when working from home

If you are your own boss and/or work from home, you can keep your work and life in balance by sticking to these simple rules: 1) schedule in regular time off and stick to it; 2) when at work, opera...

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On Time Typing team

We are a team of highly experienced editors, report-writers, transcriptionists, scribes and proofreaders who reside in Australia and have signed Confidentiality Agreements with On Time Typing. O...

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The process for editing another person’s poetry

Editing poetry written by someone else is very different from editing your own poetry. It requires not only poetic instinct and experience in reading and writing poetry, but also an understanding o...

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Line editing explained

Line editing a manuscript is the stage of editing focused on correcting or improving the tone, style and consistency of the manuscript. What does the line editor do? The line editor: identif...

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4 rules for staying healthy (especially for freelancers)

There are only four things you really need to look after to stay healthy: ensure your body gets enough water, food, exercise and rest. 1.  Water No matter what type of work you do, it's impor...

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Copy editing explained

Copy editing a publication is the final stage of correcting a manuscript prior to it being designed for publication. Copy editing other types of documents (e.g. reports, policies, applications, ...

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The ‘closed door’ policy for home-based businesses

Most freelancers, or owner/operators of sole trader businesses, work from home. If they work from home and are service providers - e.g. editors, book-keepers, writers - their workplace is usually ...

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