Collaborating on a Manuscript with Basecamp and Scrivener

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As you may know, Writing It Right For You has a related company, Detroit Ink Publishing, where we work with authors providing ghostwriting, manuscript preparation, editing, and book formatting and publishing services. We also publish our own books through the Detroit Ink Publishing imprint. We are presently working with four authors who are in various...

Learning to Use New Apps for Increased Productivity

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It’s the first full week of February, and “Punxsutawney Phil” has predicted six more weeks of winter (like a rodent is actually a meteorologist…but I digress). This is a perfect time to really work on learning two apps I’ve used in the past. Scrivener is the #1 app designed exactly for writers, I am in...

Scrivener is the #1 App for All of my Writing Projects

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I am a writer. I am an editor. I am a manuscript preparer and an eBook publisher. I am a social media marketing and branding consultant. For all of those roles that I manage for my three businesses, I do a lot of writing. I write on my MacBook Air from my home office and...

The Top 10 Year-End Financial Questions for Freelancers

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Updated for 2013: Yes, it’s almost here—the end of the calendar year! While most people are asking themselves what is the best way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, freelancers and small business owners should first be asking themselves important financial questions about their business finances. Before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, here are...

Apps I Use: Freshbooks Online Invoicing

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Originally published November, 2010. Updated September 2013 The post is part of the on-going 2013 series on the apps I use for my writing and editing business. Over the last few years, I have tested or tried or sampled just about everything out there. It seems as if new apps appear every day! But I...

I LOVE (and Need) All of My Gadgets

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                    Image credit: 123fr.com   Everyone who knows me also knows that I am a true “Gadget Girl”…I work with a desk full of computers, tablets, and smartphones. I use Mac OS, iOS, and Android (sorry, Windows and Blackberry, I quit you both a long time ago)....