Words Matter Week 2015 Starts Today

Help stamp out slop and drivel! The seventh annual celebration of Words Matter Week, sponsored by NAIWE, begins today. We’ve provided blogging prompts and suggestions for many other activities at WordsMatterWeek.com, and you are invited to share in the fun. If you participate, we’d love to know what you do, so please leave a comment on the Words Matter Week site and let us know.

Words Matter Week 2015, March 1-7; sponsored by NAIWE.com

Words Matter: Understanding the IRS, Your Tax Return and Your Accountant

Carol Topp, CPA

Carol Topp, CPA

In honor of Words Matter Week, NAIWE’s resident Tax Information Expert, Carol Topp, CPA, will be chatting with us on The Freelance Life. We’ll talk a bit about why words matter in financial areas, and Carol will talk about what writers and editors need to know about the IRS, tax returns, and accounting. Remember, access to Carol for tax information question is one the NAIWE benefits, and this is a great time to get acquainted with her and even ask a few questions if you would like. I hope you’ll join us!

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Time: 3:30 pm EST

Listen online: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/38165 (You can listen live or listen later.)

Listen on the phone (and ask questions, if you like): Phone Number: (724) 444-7444 Call ID: 38165

Understanding the IRS

Does the IRS consider my writing a hobby or a profession?
Net Income. Why don’t they just call  it profit?
EIN, SSN, PIN: What’s with all the acronyms?

Understanding Your Tax Return

Deduction or Credit? What’s the difference?
Tax loopholes. Anything special for writers?

Understanding Your Accountant

LLC, S Corp, C Corp: What’s the difference? What’s best for me?
How to interview a CPA

Whack Wordiness with Barbara McNichol

In honor of Words Matter Week, March 1-7, 2010, we’ll be hosting editor and NAIWE Expert Barbara McNichol for a free teleclass on The Freelance Life. Barbara is the author of Word Trippers: The Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word When It Really Matters. She’s edited 240+ books in the past 15 years, and we’re delighted that she’ll be sharing her expertise during this special week.

Class Date and Time: Wednesday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. EST at The Freelance Life. You may listen online or on the phone.

Barbara-McNicholDescription: In Whack Wordiness, editor Barbara McNichol will share techniques that editors use to perfect your writing, brought to life with lots of examples. You’ll receive an optional assignment for practice – and we’ll make it lots of fun.

In this class you will:

  • gain fresh insight into how to tighten your writing
  • learn warning signals for excess wordiness
  • gain greater confidence in your ability to revise your own work

Instructor: Barbara McNichol