How to Use WordPress

How to Use WordPress

Here’s a list of resources I’ve compiled to help you use WordPress. WordPress Tutorial: A Guide to WordPress for Beginners, available at Udemy How to Create a Blog, by Robert Mening, available at WebsiteSetup How to make or update pages and blog posts in...
Can a Sole Proprietor Have an EIN Number?

Can a Sole Proprietor Have an EIN Number?

Every time I get a new client, I’m asked to send a signed W9 form to their accounting department. Rather than list my Social Security Number (SSN) on these forms, I list an Employment Identification Number (EIN) – also known as a Tax Identification Number (TIN)....
How to post on Wikipedia

How to post on Wikipedia

Interested in contributing a post to Wikipedia (Wiki)? To start, these resources might help you: How to write a Wiki article: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Wikipedia-Article (great resource!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Starting_an_article...
Melanie Lundheim’s Story

Melanie Lundheim’s Story

“Clients consider me an ongoing, knowledgeable source of freelance writing support. They appreciate my ability to write good copy fast, while delivering outstanding service.” ~ Melanie Lundheim Melanie at a Glance Founded Good Copy Fast: 1998 Job Titles: Freelance...
AP Style: Degrees — Quick Lookup Guide

AP Style: Degrees — Quick Lookup Guide

Every time a client asks me how to write a bio, or wants me to write a bio on their behalf, I find myself looking up how to handle discussion of their academic degrees in my trusty little Associated Press (A.P.) Stylebook. While rules the A.P. Stylebook lists are more...
How to Write a Bio

How to Write a Bio

Oftentimes, clients ask me to write a brief, professional biography, or “bio,” on their behalf. To write your own bio, simply replace the underlined content about Jane Smith, below, with content about you, including your current and past job titles,...
Recording Voice Interviews Using a Digital Recorder

Recording Voice Interviews Using a Digital Recorder

Q. Do you have a recommendation for recording voice interviews? A. Yes. I love recording voice interviews on my Olympus WS-210S Voice Recorder. I actually use two at a time with full AAA batteries. This redundancy ensures I capture the interview in case one voice...
How to Create a Communication Plan

How to Create a Communication Plan

Wondering how to create a communication plan? Follow these simple steps to create communication plans large and small. Then organize them into a table with the headers that follow. Determine your: Goal: What would you like your communication to achieve? Awareness?...
HTML Code for a Two-column Bulleted List

HTML Code for a Two-column Bulleted List

WordPress and CMS enthusiasts: need HTML code to make a two-column bulleted list? Here you go: <html> <body> <h4>Title</h4> <table> <tr> <td> <ul> <li>Item1</li> <li>Item2</li>...
State Abbreviations, AP Style

State Abbreviations, AP Style

Professional journalists and business communicators in the United States commonly write in Associated Press (AP) style. AP style recommends spelling out state names in the body of stories (effective May 1, 2014) and using abbreviations in datelines. Note: AP Style...
Melanie Lundheim Shares Freelance Writing Tips at the U of MN

Melanie Lundheim Shares Freelance Writing Tips at the U of MN

Today the University of Minnesota Department of Writing Studies hosted an event: “What can I do with a Certificate or Master of Science degree in Scientific and Technical Communication?” The guest speakers included a technical writer, an IT professional, a...