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QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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About the Author

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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.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 website, 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: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) currently lives in Brighton, Mass., where she devotes all her free time to her burgeoning t-shirt business (www.endplasticdesigns.com). Email: .

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 miniature pinscher, Kanga.

Lauren Becker (technical reviewer) is a junior at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, pursuing an Accounting concentration (CPA track) and a Persian minor.

Estela Johnson (technical reviewer) is the owner of e-Bookkeeping, LLC (www.e-Bookkeeping.net). e-Bookkeeping specializes in remote bookkeeping access and Intuit QuickBooks training. With over ten years of experience, Estela has worked closely with business owners in several industries. Currently, she is working toward an M.A. in Accounting (email: ).

Ted Whitby (technical reviewer) is a chef, accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and a human resource specialist for over 20 years. When not cooking for family, friends, and clients, he specializes in helping businesses from startup to mid-size with their accounting and HR needs. Email: . Web: www.SCAcccountingSolutions.com.

Acknowledgments

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 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 Lauren Becker, Estela Johnson, and Ted Whitby, for their great tips and especially for keeping me honest.

Bonnie Biafore

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