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GSuite: I use this to host important files, both personal and professional. At only $6 per month, this is a steal.
Canva: A drag-and-drop graphic design tool I use to design concept visuals for my blog posts and ebooks and invoices.
TransferWise: So much cheaper than PayPal. I use TransferWise for international payments. It’s amazing how fast it is.
WordPress: I’ve been a loyal user for almost 10 years. Still my all-time favorite web publishing platform.
Grammarly: My virtual writing assistant. Grammarly is an imperfect tool. I actually ignore most of its suggestions, ha… But it’s good enough to help me catch common errors (e.g., typos) we writers often miss.
Otter.ai: A transcription app I use whenever I have to interview clients. It’s far from perfect, but the features make up for it. I like that I can highlight important notes in my transcripts. It also comes with a generous free plan (600 minutes per month).
The Grumpy Grammarian’s Guide To Copy Editing: The best editing book from the wonderfully talented Autumn Tompkins. I bought it when I realized I couldn’t work with her one-on-one (ah, timezone!). I always revisit Autumn’s straightforward, zero-fluff guide whenever I need to brush up on my editing skills.