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Poetry Book Beta Reading Checklist

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading's Beta Readers: read and review your poetry book manuscript, then write a Beta Reading Report based on our Beta Reading Checklist. Our Poetry Boo...

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Our Beta Readers

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading's team of Beta Readers are avid readers. We read and review your manuscript then send you a Beta Reading Report that addresses our On Time Beta Reading Crit...

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A self-publishing case study: the path from handwritten MS to ‘printer stage’

This case study is about a manuscript written by Michael Cusick in 2017-18, edited and designed by On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading in 2018-2019, and self-published in 2019. Background and...

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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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Tips: hyphens, and em and en dashes

While the way hyphens are used is pretty universal, rules of usage about en and em dashes differ depending on your country, and your organisation's style guides. The below rules apply to Australian...

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Our history and why we need a Treaty

Our past = our present The town where I live, Moe, Gippsland, has been the home of Gunaikurnai people for over 40,000 years. The name 'Moe' means 'swampy country' in Gunaikurnai. My home on the so...

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Book launch – A life: I am what I am, by Joan Sammon

This is a memoir about childhood abuse, mental illness and resilience. The importance of asking for help and being supported by mental health professionals. Living with post-traumatic stress, schiz...

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The normality of ‘evil’

I've always been fascinated by evil: why some people choose to commit terrible acts, while  others in the same situation don't. Why some people are cruel to animals and children while others aren'...

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