Sally-Anne Watson Kane’s professional development in writing and editing
Professional development: writing and editing non-fiction, memoir, family histories, poetry, fiction
Ongoing (2021 and beyond)
Sally-Anne Watson Kane:
- is a professional member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), and registered IPEd mentor within the IPEd mentoring program
- is a full member, member of the Board and Secretary of Life Stories Australia
- is a member of Gippsland Writers and Poetry Editing Group Gippsland.
- subscribes to: Australian Poetry, Overland, Meanjin.
Sally-Anne Watson Kane has attended workshops and seminars (and has presented several workshops) in 2020-2021, as follows.
Upcoming: 1 June 2021: online author talk – Anita Heiss. 22 May 2021: PEGG poetry editing workshop facilitated by Sally-Anne Watson Kane.
1 May 2021: Sydney Writers Festival events (online, streamed to Latrobe City Library in Moe). Barrie Cassidy & Friends: Opposition and Dissent: … Is a life of protest and dissent good for the soul or is it soul destroying? Barrie, Scott Ludlam and Sally McManus. Isabel Wilkerson: Caste – The Lies That Divide Us: … The powerful and unspoken social hierarchy that shapes our lives. Sarah Krasnostein and (?): … The Believer, a deftly drawn enquiry into the power of belief. Richard Flanagan and Laura Tingle: … The Living Sea of Waking Dreams and capturing in words the things we’re losing.
10 April 2021: The decolonised editor: unconscious bias, representative publishing, and a way forward for editorial best practice, by Dr Radhiah Chowdhury, presented by NSW Editors/IPEd (Vimeo recorded event 6.10.20).
30 March 2021: OHS for editors working with sensitive and explicit content, by Renee Otmar, presented by Editors Victoria (IPEd).
29 March 2021: Editing narrative non-fiction, by Nadine Davidoff, presented by Editors Victoria (IPEd).
25 March 2021: So you think you’ve finished your manuscript – now what? by Life Stories Australia presenters Heather Millar, Renee Otmar, Ian Davies, Annie Payne, Susan Pierotti and Sally-Anne Watson Kane.
20 March 2021: Sally-Anne Watson Kane facilitated Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) poetry editing workshop.
24 November 2020: memoir writing and author presentation by Sue Gunningham, presented by East Gippsland Shire Council (libraries).
28 October 2020: attended Editing Family History (webinar) presented by Editors Tasmania.
13 October 2020: attended Editing Poetry and Fiction (session/discussion) by Dr Naomi Parry, presented by Editors Victoria (IPEd).
23 September 2020: attended Disability Equality Training (for editors) presented by Publishability.
17 September 2020: attended Manuscript Assessment (session/discussion) presented by Editors Victoria (IPEd).
27 July 2020: attended Introduction to SEO [website/blog] (webinar) presented by Work My Own Way.
23 July 2020: attended Editors working with self-publishing writers (session/discussion) presented by EdANZ/IPEd.
7 July 2020: attended Editing fiction and poetry (session/discussion) presented by Editors Victoria (IPEd).
4 July 2020: facilitated Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) poetry editing workshop
17 June 2020: attended When Words Matter – how do writers chronicle world-changing events? (webinar) presented by Meanjin.
4 June 2020: attended Documenting life stories during and after COVID-19 (webinar/forum) presented by Life Stories Australia.
23 May 2020: facilitated Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) poetry editing workshop.
12 May 2020: attended Editing memoirs (session/discussion) presented by Editors Victoria (IPEd)
30 April 2020: attended Let’s get published [self-publishing: ebooks, hard copy books, audio books] (webinar) presented by Patrice Shaw, PS Editing.
2019 and previous
Sally-Anne Watson Kane has presented or attended the following workshops and seminars:
15 November 2019: presented Life story writers/editors and vicarious trauma seminar/session at Life Stories Australia (LSA) forum
9 November 2019: facilitated Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG) half-day poetry editing workshop
22 October 2019: attended online mentoring workshop for IPEd mentors and mentees, presented by IPEd
12 October 2019: attended Editing Diverse Voices seminar, presented by Editors Victoria/IPEd. Presenters: Bridget Caldwell, Carly Findlay, Kirstie Innes-Will. About editing material from a diverse range of cultures, involving authors with disabilities or about disability issues, and/or involving Indigenous authors or about Indigenous issues
September 2019: co-founded (with three other local poets) Poetry Editing Group Gippsland (PEGG)
7 September 2019: presented How to edit your own poetry workshop by On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading
15 August 2019: attended Setting up life story contracts/agreements interactive webinar, presented by Life Stories Australia (LSA)
10 August 2019: attended Reporting Pell seminar, presented by Louise Milligan (Bendigo Writers Festival – Writers Victoria). About interviewing victims; writing and publishing stories of sexual abuse; ethics; post-traumatic stress disorder
28 June 2019: attended Writing trauma and traumatised characters all day workshop, presented by Lea Scott and Queensland Writers Centre. Participated in sessions including: trauma and PTSD in memoir, biography and fiction; interviewing trauma survivors; neuroscience of trauma; ethics; self-care for writers, editors or researchers dealing with vicarious trauma; building trauma/PTSD symptoms into the narrative structure; post-traumatic growth arc within the narrative
20 June 2019: attended Marketing and memoir writing seminar/workshop by Life Stories Australia
25-26 May 2019: attended Latrobe Literary Festival events around writing, writing/visual arts mixes, and the issues faced by writers with disability. Organisers/facilitators included Writers Victoria; Writeability
- Editing non-fiction, memoir and trauma: Memoir and life writing; Editing personal trauma stories – practical tips to limit the emotional cost; Life writing – how can it do good and how can it cause harm?; When to care and not to care – the editor’s angst; Ethical considerations of editing an autobiographical work…
- Ethics, editing across cultures and accessibility: Ethics in editing and OHS for editors; Copyright for editorial gatekeepers; Sensitivity readers – who, what, when and why editors should use them; Illness in editing – resonance and the integration of paradoxical knowledge; Accessibility – creating content for everyone; Accessibility and the Australian Inclusive Publishing initiative.
- Blogging for your business
- Other: Young adult and popular fiction genres – editing for multiple markets; Digital collections – archival and editorial impulses remixed; How ‘other’ professions inform editing…; The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas; IPEd updates – committee and steering group, and the seventh edition of Australian Government Style Manual.
March 7, 2019: awarded Certificate of completion of Mentor Induction (RMIT – editing industry)
February 2018: participation in Own Voices Forum: Why Writing Matters – social model of disability best-practice language, advocacy and power, presented by Writers Victoria
September 2017: achievement of Certificate – Simplified Recruitment Merit Selection Training, Office of the Commissioner for NT Public Employment, Public Sector Appeals & Grievances Review, Darwin NT
2015 to 2018: completion of short courses around online marketing, SEOing, blogging, and business management
2016: attended Critiquing Manuscripts workshop, Writers Victoria
2013 to 2014: Sally-Anne (On Time Typing) presented verbal and written submissions to the Inquiry into Telecommuting and e-Business conducted by the Rural and Regional Committee of the Parliament of Victoria; final report produced and published in 2014
2008: Completed short course: Microsoft Publisher – iGain, Victoria
2006: Completed Staff Selection – Interview techniques & interview report writing, presented by NT Department of Corporate and Information Services
1999-2001: on-the-job training/experience in editing and self-publishing (1999 voluntary; 2000-2001 funded by Australian Volunteers International)
2000-2004: participated in a number of NT Writers’ Centre events
2000: Completed Tetun Language Course, Timor Aid, Dili, East Timor
- completed units of Bachelor of Arts (English Literature double-major) at Charles Darwin University, NT. High Distinction (HD) awarded for: English Literary History, 20th Century Australian Literature, World Literatures, Modern Literature, Independent Study (William Blake), and Evolution of Humankind and Culture. Distinction or Credit awarded for: Contemporary Fiction, Indigenous Health Issues, South-East Asian Studies 2
- regularly attended Darwin Poetry Group performing readings; regularly performed at spoken word events at Browns Mart, Darwin
- on-the-job training (volunteer) in editing, design and self-publishing
- on-the-job training in copy editing with a newspaper in Halifax, Canada.
- For details of Sally-Anne’s current and previous editing and self-publishing experience, go to: Publications and Editing experience
- 2019: Mentor Induction (RMIT) award
- 2017: On Time Typing was a finalist in the 2017 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards – Business and Professional
- January 2016: On Time Typing ‘opted in’ to be covered by the relevant sections of the Privacy Act (1988) (Australia). Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) advised on 27/1/16: ‘[We]… will be including your details in the Opt-In Register under s 6EA(3) of the Act. … OAIC appreciates your commitment to protecting individuals’ privacy. Thank you for adopting the Australian Privacy Principles as your standard when handling personal information.’
- 2013: On Time Typing was a finalist in the 2013 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards, On-Line Retailing/e-Business
- 2002: Sally-Anne Watson Kane received the Australian Government Award: ‘The Australian Government expresses its gratitude to Sally-Anne Watson for a valued contribution towards assisting developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development’. Award signed by Prime Minister John Howard and Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer
- 1991: Sally-Anne was awarded Certificate of Merit – 20/20 English, Year 12, and Certificate of Achievement – 20/20 English, Year 12.
Photograph: Sally-Anne Watson Kane.
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