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Kathy Tsaples in The Age Good Food

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What the editor looks for in a manuscript submission

The first step towards publication is submitting your manuscript and waiting for the publisher to assess its suitability. Before it’s made into a physical…

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The Final Proof: The house always wins

What's a house style?A house style, or style guide, is a document that outlines the standard usage for text, graphic design elements and branding within an …

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The Final Proof: The editing process

What happens behind the scenes during editing? Editor Chloe Brien presents one method of text editing, using the three tiers of the editing process. The th…

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Just a little bit of understanding

Johanna Thewlis discusses what she learned from BrokenFrom the first page, it is obvious that Emma White does not live a conventional life, she is delicate…

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GUEST POST by Charne Saljiu

Hello, I’m Charne Saljiu.I’m a Year 10 student at Epping Secondary College and I’m currently undertaking work experience at Melbourne Books. M…

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GUEST POST by Norah Breekveldt, author of Career Interrupted

Why merit based selection can simply thicken the glass ceiling We hear from many employers that they hire or promote people based on merit. Presumably this…

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GUEST POST by Peter Ralph, author of Gasland Refugees

I am an author and political conservative. Prior to this, I was a chartered accountant and public company CEO. Unlike Alan Jones, I do not have the profile of s…

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Don’t let your winning words go to waste

What is AWAW?Since 2008, Award Winning Australian Writing has published short fiction from award-winning writers around Australia. In 2011, poetry was…

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