The Edit: Guaranteed Payments Might Not Be Guaranteed (To Your Benefit)

Originally published on Paresky Flitt's Insights website page. My husband wrote it. I then undertook the task of editing it. I would love to show you the "before," but I'm not allowed to do that. Let's just say my specialty is taking the complex, researching it, and making it easily understood while preserving the integrity and …

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The Writer: Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel

  Mary sits in front of her computer keyboard, silently willing her fingers to tap out just a few more words. She is alone in her kitchen, sitting at her laptop in front of big bay windows. “Just ten more minutes… or 250 words, whichever comes first” she promises her wrists, both of which are …

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To the Mom of Typical Kids I Met at the Gym

Originally Published On The Mighty on October 31, 2018 and The Mother Rogue on July 5, 2018 as Dear ‘Same-Abled’ Mom from the ‘Autism’ Mom You Met at the Gym Yesterday I was blow drying my hair in the women’s locker room mirror when you and your two girls came in from the outdoor pool. You …

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The Care And Feeding Of Your Own Personal Ex-Spouse

If you’re divorced with kids, you’ve got one.  They lurk around the corners of your life, not quite touching your personal space, but somehow part of it nonetheless.  They linger like that last five pounds you can never get rid of. You have a love-hate relationship with them.  On one hand they played a vital …

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How To Take A Standardized Test

Originally published on ResolutionsOrganizing.com on February 19, 2019. Written by Dawn Link. Editing and Additional Content provided by Cristina M. Miller, CP APMP, ReadActively.org. An essential component of passing any sort of exam, from a high school or college mid-term to the SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT is knowing how to take a test. Use …

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Sales Tax & Internet Sales: Here be Dragons

Originally Published on PareskyFlitt.com on August 10, 2018. Written by Damien Falato, CPA, MST, CGMA. Edited by Cristina M. Miller, CP APMP, ReadActively.org In days before the world was fully explored, map makers often placed the words “here be dragons” in uncharted waters as a warning to sailors.  On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court …

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Kevlar: An Essential Tool For First-Time Writers Undergoing The Editing Process

Editing is an essential part of the overall writing process. It's also the toughest part on the writer. Submitting your work to a third party to be scrutinized, analyzed, and occasionally even torn apart can be, even for a non-fiction writer, soul decimating. The simultaneously great and frustrating thing about being a writer is that …

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