The Bottom Line: Agents, CPAs, Managers

I thank God for my business degrees and parents who stressed the importance of education and educating yourself. The only reason I have two accounting degrees is because of my father who told me to get a degree that would lead to a ‘secure’ job. Accounting wasn’t my calling but after watching Oprah’s show with […]

3 Reasons Why Proofreading Your Writing Is Important

If you don’t proofread your writing, you could diminish your credibility. It’s up to you, the freelance writer, to make sure your writing is error free. After all, if a client is paying you $3,000 for a monthly newsletter, it better be spot-on. It’s embarrassing for you and your client if writings such as brochures, […]

The Bottom Line with Rebecca: Self-Publishing

There are many self-publishing platforms to choose from. How do you know which one will serve you best? Research the various platforms and select the one that resonates with you. Check these publishers out: CreateSpace, Lulu, Authorhouse, Balboa Press, and others. Self-publishing takes commitment. Are you ready for it? If you are then get ready […]

Freelance Writers Be like Santa Claus and Check the Facts Twice

The journalists at the The NY Times are revered as some of the best journalists in the world. However, in a recent article about a ‘whiteout’ at the Academy Awards, it’s believed they misrepresented how many African Americans won an Oscar. Barbara Walters brought this up on the February 14, 2011 episode of The View […]

Do You Have a Blog for Your Author Website?

If you don’t know what a blog is then you must not be ready to embrace technology. A blog is short for web log. It started out as an online diary; however, businesses, artists, musicians, and professionals began to implement it as part of their marketing strategy. If you have an author website, you may […]