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How to use your NDIS funds for coaching, writing and/or editing support

In Australia, if you are an NDIS participant, you can use your NDIS funds to pay for writing, coaching or editing services and support - as long as (a) the support is necessary because of your disa...

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Recording and documenting oral histories

An oral history is a spoken or documented record of someone's memories of their own life experiences. Oral histories are handed down from generation to generation, or stories of someone's own life....

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Positive outcomes of documenting life stories for people with PTSD

I have over twenty years' experience in documenting and producing self-published books of stories and oral histories of people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The sources of ...

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Sally-Anne Watson Kane’s professional development in writing and editing

Professional development: writing and editing non-fiction, memoir, family histories, poetry, fiction Sally-Anne Watson Kane is a: professional member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPE...

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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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Do you need help to get your life story or memoir written?

Everyone has a story, but not everyone is a natural writer or wishes to write their story down themselves. Some people are better at talking than writing, so they want to tell their story and get s...

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Why don’t you use your holiday break to start writing that book?

The holiday season is upon us: it's time to take a well-deserved break from work and your usual responsibilities. But what will you do this holiday break? Whether you're staying at home or going...

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Self-publishing services: life stories and memoirs

Sally-Anne Watson Kane has been scribing, editing and producing self-published life stories, memoirs and oral histories for 26 years. We are currently producing these self-published books (2021) ...

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Self-published memoir – ‘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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