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19 Oct 2017

THE ART OF TECHNICAL GHOSTWRITING

One of the most challenging aspects of technical writing is communicating effectively with a subject matter expert (or SME, commonly pronounced as one word “smee”). SMEs have the knowledge that the technical writer must extract and translate into useful publications, such as documents, videos, webinars, classroom courses, and marketing collateral. In some cases, the technical […]

12 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW: A LOOK AT PUBLISHING OPTIONS

If you’ve written a book, you have several options for getting your final product in front of readers: traditional publishing, self-publishing, and niche publishing. Not sure which is best for you? Wintress Odom, owner of The Writers For Hire, shares a few suggestions to consider during this interview on radio show, The Price of Business. […]

12 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW: THE 7 STAGES OF BOOK WRITING

As owner of a ghostwriting company, Wintress Odom hears a lot of questions about how to write a book. For starters, she suggests, break the project into manageable tasks or stages, so you won’t feel overwhelmed. During her latest interview on The Price of Business, Wintress describes the seven stages that she works through during […]

12 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW: SETTING REALISTIC GOALS FOR YOUR BOOK

Writing a nonfiction book can yield excellent results: from strengthening your company’s brand to passing along decades of hard-won business insights. In most cases, however, writing a book isn’t going to make you very much money. Wintress Odom, owner of The Writers For Hire, makes a point of covering this reality whenever potential clients approach […]

04 Oct 2017

HOW TO PUT TOGETHER A WINNING INVESTOR PRESENTATION

One of the trickiest obstacles businesses face is crafting an effective presentation that will appeal to investors. Both new and established companies at some point face having to raise capital to operate and grow their business. The most popular way to introduce and solicit investment in a project is via the investor pitch presentation, which […]

27 Sep 2017

OUR OWN HARVEY HEROES

It started out as a bit of a joke, says Brittany Cooper. Not long after Hurricane Harvey filled Houston’s streets with water, Brittany and her husband, Cody Cooper, started checking in with her friends and family, making sure everyone was OK. When Brittany learned that one of her friends was stranded amid the rising water, […]

14 Sep 2017

NAVIGATING A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL PROCESS: PART 1 OF 3

To Bid or Not to Bid You’ve just received a Request for Proposal (RFP). You’re elated. It’s a sizable contract; capturing the contract and the customer’s repeat business would be an enormous leap forward for your company. Then you begin to look at the RFP. It’s a 100-page document full of jargon, legalese, and pages […]

08 Sep 2017

HOW TO HELP HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

Since Hurricane Harvey brought record rains to greater Houston, people throughout the country have been looking for ways to help flood victims. During this special radio interview, Wintress Odom of The Writers For Hire suggests effective ways to do that. Wintress also describes the program that she and her husband, Sean Odom, started to buy and […]

29 Aug 2017

INTERVIEW: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EDITING AND PROOFREADING

With traditional publishing on the decrease — self-published books represented 31 percent of  e-book sales on Amazon’s Kindle Store in 2014 — more authors than ever shoulder the responsibility of making sure their books contain clean, polished, and accurate copy. That means, ideally, that they’re hiring professionals to fine-tune their manuscripts once the writing is complete. The […]

17 Aug 2017

HOW TO CRAFT A WINNING PRESS RELEASE

What is a press release and how is it used? The first press release was facilitated by public relations industry “founder, Ivy Lee, in response to a 1906 New Jersey train wreck. Lee wanted to ensure that details about the crash were communicated from the Pennsylvania Railroad to media (in this case, The New York […]

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