Pros on Prose

Is your idea book-worthy? Ask these 11 questions to make sure.

Posted: February 15, 2019 | By:

It’s easy to tell people “I have a book idea.” But before you invest your time in writing, you need to make sure that idea is powerful enough to build a book on.

Here are 11 questions to ask yourself before you exert significant effort towards becoming a nonfiction author. If you can’t answer these with a firm and confident “Yes!”, then you’d better work on the idea before you work on the book.

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Free(lance) Advice

Is The Pass-Through For You?

A Primer On The New Deduction For Freelancers

Posted: February 1, 2019 | By:

Tax season is never a dull moment for freelancers. And this year brings a particularly notable new wrinkle: the 20 percent pass-through deduction for small businesses that was included in the 2017 tax reform bill. Like many tax rules, this deduction is a little more complex than it sounds at first. So before you get your hopes up, let’s take a closer look at the potential savings for writers for hire.

First, keep in mind that the new...

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Job News


Posted: January 30, 2019 | By:


We have been retained by Tulane University to assist their search for a full-time, senior-level speechwriter to support their president, Michael Fitts

This is a great opportunity for an accomplished speech pro with prior experience working in higher education.

Below is the full job description for the position, Senior Advisor to the President, Executive Communications. Please note that this is a full-time job based in New Orleans.


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Company Update

Job Opening: Editorial Director

Posted: January 9, 2019 | By:

Our agency is actively seeking candidates for the role of Editorial Director.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial wordsmith with a strong background in book publishing.

Below is the full job description.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email a cover letter, your resume, and at least three representative writing samples to:

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Pros on Prose

Is writing a book your New Year’s resolution? Better read this first.

Posted: January 4, 2019 | By:

This is the year! 2019. Are you going to write a book this year?

If all you have is burning desire and willpower, you will fail. You need a plan.

This is that plan. (While this plan is designed for non-fiction, much of this advice may help fiction writers as well.)

Here’s what not to do: start writing....

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