Writing, Editing, Proofreading

Do you have much experience in writing reports?

Yes, we have extensive experience in writing a range of reports.

We regularly (2016-2017) produce selection reports for Northern Territory Government Departments including Local Government, Housing, Business, Regional Development, Children and Families, Health, Transport, Planning and Infrastructure, Auditor-General’s, Justice, Office of the Commissioner, and Correctional Services.We are also experienced in scribing selection for Commonwealth Government Departments including FAHCSIA and Australian Bureau of Statistics.

We have recently (2016) edited and proofread suites of policies for NT Department of Education, and LeasePlan Australia. We have proofread procedure manuals for NT Department of Health; an Application for Tender for NT Department of Health; and reports for various non government organisations in Northern Territory and Victoria. Over the years, we have proofread countless documents including transcripts, Minutes of AGMs and other meetings, selection reports and other reports.

We have scribed and written reports of meetings and consultations for a number of businesses in Sydney and Melbourne in industries such as Financial Advice, Psychology and other medical specialist areas, Public Relations, Research and Marketing.

Can you write my essay for me?

If your essay is to be claimed as your own work and submitted to an institution (for example, a university) for assessment, we cannot write your essay for you.

If you would like to write the essay yourself but need tutoring and guidance to help you write it: yes, we can help you self-edit your essay to improve it.

First we will consult with you to clarify what you need and (if necessary) explain the basic principles of constructing an essay, then we will:

  • Provide you with a quote for tutoring consultation and editing work.
  • Discuss the main points of the essay question with you, identify the key points and help you plan your essay.
  • Once you have written the first draft of your essay, we ask you to email it to us then go through it with you to give you helpful feedback and editing suggestions.
  • Continue to provide you with advice and feedback until your essay is finished and ready for proofreading.
  • Upon request, if you are sure that proofreading by a third party is allowable by your assessor or institution, we are happy to proofread your essay at the quoted charge.

Can you help me publish my manuscript?

Sally-Anne Watson Kane (Proprietor of On Time Typing) also owns and operates a small publishing business, Peewee Press. Sally-Anne is experienced in editing and proofreading documents and has edited and produced several publications. See Sally-Anne’s portfolio at: About Us

Free consultations

If you are looking for a graphic designer or publisher, or are at any stage of producing your manuscript and don’t know the next step to take, we are happy to share our knowledge freely, in regard to writing, editing, proofreading, graphic design, coordinating publications or the tasks involved in self-publishing.

If you would like us to edit or proofread your manuscript for you, we will consult with you to find out exactly what you need, ask you to provide us with a copy of hte book so we can confirm the level of editing or proofreading needed, and provide you with a quote for editing or proofreading, as required.

Charged consultations/editing

Once you have confirmed you would like us to edit or proofread your manuscript, we charge for any further consultations that are part of the editing task.

Depending on the type of publication and our other commitments at the time, we may offer to assist you in regard to coordinating the publication, finding a graphic designer, producing your publication and/or publishing your book as a Peewee Press publication; or if we can’t help you at that time we’ll refer you to someone who can.

Can you help me improve my writing skills?

Free consultations

If you would like to improve your general and creative writing skills, we will have a chat with you to see if we can help with some suggestions or pointing you in the right direction to improve your writing skills. We may suggest a writing course, webinar, writers’ group or online writers’ network where you can share and learn with other writers as well as helpful publications or websites. We are happy to share this information free of charge.

Charged consultations

If you need to improve your corporate writing skills – for example, if you are currently working on a report and would like some hands-on guidance with writing the report – we will give you a few suggestions and then provide you with a quote for consulting with you to improve your writing skills and the report. We usually do this via telephone; however, if we have an editor in your area we do this consultation face to face. Through working with you on your report, or tutoring you in corporate writing in general, we hope to give you some of the tools and knowledge required to write more clearly and concisely, and self-edit your own work.

Can you edit my submission/report?

Yes, we can. If you are not sure what level of editing your report requires, we’ll ask you to send the report to us so we can determine the level of editing required and how long it will take to edit, and provide you with a quote. Upon your confirmation of the booking, we will edit the report and submit it by the agreed deadline.

If you have some experience in editing or proofreading you may be able to tell us whether you think the report needs, for example, structural editing, copy editing, line editing and/or proofreading. If this is the case, we will still need to view the report ourselves to confirm the level of editing or proofreading required.