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Sally-Anne Watson Kane’s editing experience

Sally-Anne Watson Kane is a professional member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) (Australia), full member and Secretary of Life Stories Australia, and full member of Oral History Victori...

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Our scribes and minute-takers – scribing via telephone, Zoom and face to face

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading has five scribes and minute-takers. We are based in Gippsland (VIC), Geelong (VIC), Cairns (QLD), Toowoomba (QLD), and Alice Springs (NT). Sally-Anne ...

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Nobody’s perfect

Are you a freelancer or run your own business? If so, you probably want your work to be perfect - especially if, like me, you run a typing, editing and writing business. You probably also want to a...

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On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading publications

We produce books 'from go to whoa': i.e., from manuscript (and/or spoken word) stage, through editing and design, to printed self-published book stage.  The following publications have been produ...

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Free offer: memoir about mental illness, child abuse and survival

This article has been written and published on behalf of Joan Sammon, for whom I edited and produced a memoir,  A life: I am what I am! Background Joan Sammon grew up in Sydney. She is schizophr...

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Turning oral histories into self-published life stories (memoir or autobiography)

Oral histories are stories told by a person to another person or into a recorder. They can be about the person's whole life, or about just one or multiple  experiences or periods in their life. ...

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Structural or developmental editing – what is it?

Once a manuscript has been written and self-edited by the writer to the stage where they feel they can't improve it any more themselves, it needs to be edited by a professional editor. Structura...

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Scribing dictation, minute-taking and report-writing – our clients

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading scribes verbatim or summary notes  (as required) and writes minutes and reports. We scribe dictation, interviews, meetings and discussions. Our method o...

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‘Hold your head up high’ by Garry Chippindall (dec)

Garry Chippindall began writing his memoir in 1999 when diagnosed with cancer. He sought help from life story writer Sally-Anne Watson Kane (owner/operator of OTTEP), and began regular scribing ses...

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Collaborative poetry editing

One way to edit something as personal and subjective as a poem, or a collection of poems, is to edit it in very close consultation with the poet. When editing a poem or manuscript for a book of ...

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