If you would like to fall asleep in the middle of your CPE, this is not where you need to be. I throw in wacky little stories, references, and jokes—all in an effort to keep you awake and interested, just like I do in my live seminars.
My writing has been rejected by CPA magazines because it is too fun. Check out these comments from a university professor/editor on one of my recent articles:
“The article as written looks more like the text of a talk or CPE lecture (albeit an interesting one). It contains many first person pronouns (I, me) relating your personal experiences. While this is interesting and perfectly appropriate in an oral setting, it doesn’t work in a professional article.”
I do my best to write as I talk. And I do know what I am talking about — usually.
So my goal is to inform, to educate, and to have a little fun. I don’t think to be educated you have to be bored. As a matter of fact, I believe that you learn better if you are having a good time. It is easier to accept new information if you are comfortable and maybe even laughing.
All of my writers are interesting and I encourage them to fill their texts full of personal stories and humor.
Stuffy, stiff writing and training is not allowed. I am the editor at YellowBook-CPE and I have a different standard. I am looking for accuracy with a touch of fun. Let me know what you think–and if we caused a few chuckles.
Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP
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