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QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

About the Author

Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated with math in its practical and more esoteric forms. As an engineer and project manager, she’s thorough and steadfastly attentive to detail but redeems herself by using her sick sense of humor to transform these drool-inducing subjects into entertaining reading. She writes about personal finance, investing, accounting, and project management, although she’s working on what she hopes will be a best-selling crime novel with movie rights worth oodles of money. Her NAIC Stock Selection Handbook won major awards from the Society of Technical Communication and APEX Awards for Publication Excellence (but the raves she receives from beginning investors mean much more to her).

Bonnie is also the author of O’Reilly’s Online Investing Hacks, Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual, and Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual. She writes a monthly column called “WebWatch” for Better Investing magazine and is a regular contributor to www.bankrate.com and www.interest.com. As a consultant, she manages projects for clients and wins accolades for her ability to herd cats.

When not chained to her computer, she hikes and cycles in the mountains, cooks gourmet meals, and practices saying no to additional work assignments. You can learn more at Bonnie’s Web site, http://www.bonniebiafore.com, or email her at .

About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) is associate editor for the Missing Manual series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and G4 Macintosh. Email: .

Dawn Frausto (editor, copyeditor) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she likes rock climbing, playing soccer, and causing trouble. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) lives in Jamaica Plain, Mass., where she makes t-shirts for her friends (http://mattsaundersbynellie.etsy.com) and plays music with her band Dr. & Mrs. Van Der Trampp. Email: .

Christie Chaney (technical reviewer) is a freelance technical writer and multimedia designer. She’s been documenting technology for 15 years. When she’s not behind a computer, you’ll find Christie biking, hiking, skiing, or climbing in the Colorado Rockies. Email:

Sally Bowden (technical reviewer) is the owner of Bowden & Co. Virtual Assistants (www.bowdenassistants.com). Her work primarily focuses on the proofreading of business communication pieces, college theses and dissertations, and novels. In her spare time she hikes, snowshoes, alpine skis and bikes, reads, throws pottery, cooks gourmet meals, and enjoys life in the Colorado mountains. Email: .

Alison O’Byrne (copyeditor) has been a professional freelance editor for over six years. She lives with her family in Dublin, Ireland. Email: . Web: www.alhaus.com.

Ron Strauss (indexer) specializes in the indexing of information technology publications of all kinds. He has collaborated with Jack Lyon of www.editorium.com in the creation of DEXembed, a Microsoft Word template that greatly enhances the process of embedded indexing in Word. Ron is also an accomplished classical violist and lives in northern California with his wife and fellow indexer, Annie, and his 9 lb. miniature pinscher, Kanga.

Acknowledgements

Behind the scenes, a throng of folks work hard to make a book (and me) look as good as we do. I am always grateful for the improvements that people make to my writing. My words (and bookkeeping) are better for it. Nan Barber, Peter Meyers, and Dawn Frausto have done their usual fantastic job of piloting this book through the shoals of publishing. Special thanks to Alison O’Byrne for putting the final coat on my words, and Ron Strauss for building an index that helps you find all the information you want (especially important given the complete absence of an index in QuickBooks Help).

I also want to thank the technical reviewers, Christie Chaney and Sally Bowden, for keeping me honest.

— Bonnie Biafore

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