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18 Apr 2019

HOW TO CREATE A FILE-NAMING SYSTEM THAT WORKS

If you needed to find a specific document on your computer, in less than a minute, could you do it? Consider this scenario: you are sitting at your desk, hard at work on your team’s latest project, when the boss walks in with a panicked look on her face. She needs the final version of […]

25 Mar 2019

IS “YOU’RE WELCOME” IN DANGER OF BECOMING EXTINCT?

What ever happened to saying, “you’re welcome?” With terms such as “no problem” and “of course!” gaining popularity in today’s society, it seems that “you’re welcome” is becoming a phrase of the past. But, why is that? Are people nowadays more rude and inconsiderate? Are we, as a society, lacking in proper etiquette? According to […]

08 Mar 2019

FIVE COMMON WEB WRITING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Web copy can be tricky to master: It has to sell, but it can’t feel too salesy. It has to be packed with useful, relevant information, but it needs to be succinct and easy to scan. It has to differentiate your company, product, or service — but at the same time, it can’t feel like […]

27 Feb 2019

CELEBRATING TEN YEARS WITH KATHY – A WOMAN OF MANY HATS

Ten years ago, Kathy agreed to help her best friend with some paperwork. She had no idea that the bag full of accounting receipts she tackled that day would turn into a full-time job that includes things like project management, accounting, and client interaction on a typical day. On top of all that, Kathy works […]

21 Jan 2019

PUBLISHER INTERVIEW: WHAT TO EXPECT WITH PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK

The fairytale version of finishing a book goes something like this:  You dramatically pull a final book page from the typewriter carriage, stack it on top of a huge pile of papers, stuff it into a bulky package, rush ship it to your favorite publisher, and immediately get a call praising your book and offering […]

19 Jan 2019

HOW TO EASILY CRAFT AN RFP SOLICITATION TO ATTRACT THE BEST VENDORS TO YOUR BUSINESS

Oftentimes, getting the right vendors to work with your company is a critical part of your business success. But how do you attract high-quality vendors to provide you with the services and supplies you need? An RFP solicitation can be key in attracting the right suppliers to help your company achieve its goals. And whether […]

26 Nov 2018

PICKING THE BEST FORMAT TO WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY

You’ve had an interesting life, and you want to share your story with the world. You want to share lessons learned, leave a legacy for your family, or preserve favorite memories. You’ve thought about writing a book more than once, but you’re not sure where to start. In fact, you’re not even sure what kind […]

19 Nov 2018

THE RESEARCHER’S GUIDE TO SCREENSHOTS

As writers, we often need to capture information from sources: online, print, and interviews to name a few. When you are on the computer, you can record your findings in your favorite word processor; for print, you’ve got the good old copy machine, with OCR if you’re lucky. And for interviews, of course, we have […]

13 Nov 2018

PUBLISHING INS AND OUTS: PROCEED WITH CONTRACT CAUTION

Long hours and late nights of pounding the keys have finally resulted in something monumental–a book! You’ve finished your manuscript and even scored interest from a publisher or two. What’s not to like? You could get used to this author life. But wait! Before you start counting those dollar signs in your bank account without […]

02 Oct 2018

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FORMAT WHEN WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

You’ve dreamed of writing a family history for years — and you’ve even started wading through old documents, photos, and records. But after countless hours of research, you’re stuck. What do you do with all of the materials you’ve gathered? What’s the best way to present your family’s history? What kind of a story do […]

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