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April 21, 2017

A little about Gumhill Proofreading’s service

I proofread for different clients, each person is unique and has different needs and expectations. The Institute of Professional Editors Ltd (IPEd) defines proofreading in their Australian standards for editing practice as: “Proofreading is examining material after layout to correct errors in textual and visual elements” (refer to www.iped. http://iped-editors.org/About_editing/Editing_standards.aspx) Of course there’s much more
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Networking

Here is the information that was posted on Bloom Network’s facebook page – just before I was this month’s ‘Member in Bloom’ at Frankston’s Bloom Network meeting! … August’s Member in Bloom for Frankston Dianne Wadsworth of Gumhill Proofreading. I asked Di to tell us a bit about herself and her business: ‘I provide proofreading
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Proofreading

Proofreading Defined by IPEd as: … (usually called this but sometimes known as verification editing) involves checking that the document is ready to be published. It includes making sure that all elements of the document are included and in the proper order, all amendments have been inserted, the house or other set style has been
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Writing for Business – DIY Social Media Workshop

DIY social media Why use social media to promote your small business? Which platforms are best?  What products or services are you offering? Come to our workshop to increase your presence on social media and achieve your business goals. Proofreader, Dianne Wadsworth, and editor, Julie Cantrill, will guide you through DIY social media marketing for
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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a simple yet effective form of meditation that enables you to gain control of unruly thoughts and behaviours. People who practice mindfulness are more focused, even when they are not meditating. Mindfulness is an excellent technique to reduce stress because it stops you from feeling out of control, stops you from jumping from
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Have a wonderful festive season and happy, healthy New Year from Gumhill Proofreading!
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Happy New Year from Gumhill Proofreading!

Happy New Year from Gumhill Proofreading! Reflecting upon my business I was thinking about my very first customer and why they chose to work with me. My first customer was an author who had published one book previously, using one of the many publishing ‘free’ internet publishing packages. She was completing her second book and
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Controversy

What should the set rates of pay within Australia be for freelance editors and proofreaders? IPEd (The Institute of Professional Editors Ltd) – http://iped-editors.org/– is Australia’s peak body for editors and proofreaders. It has this as one of its biggest challenges on their agenda for review during 2018. Follow this page, or IPEd’s website, for
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Business Plans

If I could go back and do one thing differently when my business began it would be this: draft my Business Plan before I started my business. So my advice to you – take a look at: https://www.business.gov.au/info/plan-and-start/templates-and-tools if you’re thinking about starting out on your own.
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Follow your dreams and My Life Quote

Follow Your Dreams Being made redundant from part-time employment empowered me to finally follow my dreams. I studied and then set-up my business – www.gumhillproofreading.com.au What is your goal that inspires you each day to follow your dreams? also: What is your Life Quote? If I could be known for just one quote it would
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Happiness ideas?

What is your top ONE idea that you need to become happy? Content? Peaceful? Joyous? I look forward to hearing your thoughts …
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Slogan Challenge

A Slogan Challenge … New slogan contest! Here’s a challange for you. What would you choose as the new slogan for my business www.gumhillproofreading.com.au?
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My Best Customer

I proofread for an Australian publisher whose business is in the new age industry. I consider them one of my best customers. This is because their projects resonate with me and assist me during my everyday life without being overpowering. I can see exactly how, through my working with them, their products make a difference
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The Future of Publishing

Don’t you doubt it for one minute … the future of publishing still lies in hard-copy printed as well as electronic-format books. There’s room for both and don’t we just love to read! What are you reading at the moment?
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A Business Mentor is essential

My first mentor was Jeff. The best lessons I learnt from him were consistency and accuracy. It’s amazing what a difference advice and help from a mentor can make in one’s business journey. Who is yours?
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Who is your inspiration?

Apart from my husband, whose continued support is invaluable, Lynn was the inspiration for opening the doors to my business. As a committed volunteer for the Lions Clubs of Australia and also full-time Secretary of a not-for-profit organisation how she found the time to give me her support freely I do not know. But she
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Three quick questions …

If I was to ask you a quick survey about these three issues, which is most relevant to you today? Money Being safe in your community Independence It’s hard to pick just one, isn’t it?
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Good working relationships

Nick had this to say about our working experience together: “Dianne, from Gumhill Proofreading, provides an excellent service, one you can rely upon for its carefulness, intelligent application and economy. Most highly recommended.”
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Following Our Intuition

Intuition has had a strong influence on my business. For example, I rang a publisher to introduce myself and let them know about Gumhill Proofreading. When you contact someone this way it is known as a ‘cold call’. On several separate occasions I spoke with the person who owned the business. They advised they didn’t
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Your Cheerleader?

Do you have a business cheerleader? My biggest cheerleader is my husband! He provides valuable support and advice assisting me with my business journey. Who is yours?    
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Working with a new Client

My process for working with a new client is very simple. To ensure that we are both on the same wavelength and have the same, clear goals.
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Quote of the week …

Top quote from industry leader Naomi Simpson this week: “Unfortunate things happen in life, but the most important thing is how you bounce back and take action against them.” (Source: LinkedIn)  
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My favourite website

My favourite website for proofreaders and editors is the Australian Macquarie Dictionary – www.macquariedictionary.com.au There’s so much to look at there, it’s not just a dictionary and thesaurus – check out the annual Word of The Year.
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Myths about Cochlear implants

Some recent research explodes myths about Cochlear implants. Visit http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/au/home for further details.
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