Sally-Anne’s awards, training and professional development

Sally-Anne Watson Kane’s awards/achievements

  • For a list of Sally-Anne’s self-publishing experience, go to: Publications
  • 2013 and 2017: On Time Typing was a finalist in the 2017 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards – Business and Professional and the 2013 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards, On-Line Retailing/e-Business
  • 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.’
  • 2002: Sally-Anne Watson Kane was awarded 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.

Sally-Anne’s training and professional development


  • 2018 to current: professional mentoring of less experienced editors within Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) mentoring program
  • 2015 to current: participation in Writers Victoria and Gippsland Writers writers’ workshops
  • 2006 to current: ongoing training in editing using publications and online resources
  • March-May 2018: attendance at Small Business Commissioner Victoria presentation and breakfast, Moe, Victoria.
  • 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 of Attendance – Simplified Recruitment Merit Selection Training, Office of the Commissioner for NT Public Employment, Public Sector Appeals & Grievances Review, Darwin NT.
  • 2016: Critiquing Manuscripts workshop, Writers Victoria.
  • 2008: Completion of Microsoft Publisher – iGain, Victoria
  • 2006:  Completion of Staff Selection – Interview techniques & interview report writing conducted by Northern Territory Department of Corporate and Information Services.
  • June-November 2004: Training/tutoring an author in writing, editing and self-publishing while working with him to edit his manuscript for publication (paid)
  • 1999-2001: on-the-job training/experience in editing and self-publishing (voluntary and paid by Australian Volunteers International)
  • 2000: Completion of Tetun Language Course, Timor Aid, Dili, East Timor
  • 1995 to 2001: performance of spoken word poetry and prose at Browns Mart and for NT Writers’ Centre events on a semi-regular basis.
  • 1994 to 1998: completion of the following units of Bachelor of Arts (English Literature double-major) at Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory. 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.
  • 1996: on-the-job training/experience in editing, design and self-publishing (voluntary)
  • 1990: on-the-job training in copy writing and copy editing with newspapers in Halifax and Jasper, Canada (paid).

Small business management

  • February and March 2018: participation in Financial Security for Small Business – workshops 1 and 2, presented by Latrobe City Council, Victoria.
  • August 2017: completion of Business Success two-day workshop presented by Federation Business School, Churchill, Victoria.
  • 2015 to 2018: completion of short courses around online marketing, SEOing, blogging, and business management
  • 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.
  • 2007: Completion of Promoting Better Business In Our Region – Rights & Obligations under the Fair Trading Act –Consumer Affairs Victoria
  • 2005: Sally-Anne presented How to make Your Home Based Business Successful workshop at Business Enterprise Centre, Darwin, NT
  • 2002 to 2005: attendance at courses and workshops around business planning, marketing and other aspects of managing small businesses, presented by Business Enterprise Centre, Winnellie, Northern Territory.

For information about Sally-Anne’s experience, go to Editing experience.

Photograph: Sally-Anne Watson Kane. Copyright image: Sally-Anne Watson Kane 

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