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FWM Parent Publishes New EBook

FWM Parent Publishes New EBook

FLC Aims to Help Students Struggling with Academic Writing

DALLAS, Texas. – October 10, 2011 Favors Writing Management – FWM announced on October 7, 2011 that its parent company, Favors Learning Center, has just published a new eBook on the academic revision writing process.

Academic Writing Issues Today

Students often find it difficult to manage time effectively when they have to write an English paper. All they know is read the essay prompt, write the paper, add the required number of reference sources, type the paper, add citation references, “check for grammar,” and print it. In fact, both students and professors alike have adopted these methods for meeting the requirements of classroom and final writing assignments.

Students also struggle with understanding what a professor wants. The professor’s job is simply to teach students about concepts that underlie the English discipline, which include the principles of literature, writing, and teaching. Sometimes this goal becomes the only focus of the professor, which contributes to the disconnect with the student. In essence, the professor becomes an information resource versus a mentor capable of demonstrating the practical aspects of writing and revising English essays.

For example, professors write margin comments on students’ papers, expecting each student to understand what the comment means within the context of the paragraph. The professors attach a grade to the paper. The student takes the paper home, looks only at the grade at the top, and discards the comment mentally. For both the professor and the student, the grade is the goal.

When asked why a writing handbook on margin comments is important for today’s students, CEO and Chief Instructional Designer Regina Y. Favors of Favors Learning Center states, “What happens to the comment? The only time the comment really becomes important is when the professor allows the student to revise the paper for a higher grade. The student never thinks about the grade in relation to the comment and the professor doesn’t explain the connection to the student. We believe that students need to learn how to revise the academic paper based upon the margin comments. This will help them to understand every part of the writing and revision processes.”

But students don’t always learn these fundamental concepts. They focus their energies more on writing than revising. For example, academic writing textbooks primarily teach students how to brainstorm the topic, develop the idea, create a thesis, incorporate supporting evidence, and use the citation reference manuals to prevent plagiarism. When students have finished the paper, they conduct a general proofread of the content, focusing their efforts more on revising for grammar. However, they don’t revise sentences for balance, coherence, logic, and organization nor do writing instructors teach students the practical steps necessary for ensuring that the paper as a whole reflects a sound assessment of the topic.

Ms. Favors states, “Professors need to adopt practical methods for teaching revision that include helping students apply margin comments during the process of revising academic essays. In the same vein, students need to develop better time-management skills by creating a schedule for implementing the revision process. Only then will both parties collaborate effectively in fully developing the academic essay. That’s why we believe The FAVORS Glossary will be a central resource  for both professor and student.”

Ms. Favors further states that the goal of the eBook is to function as a uniform code of comments. The company’s primary objective for the project is to encourage mobile learning.

About the eBook

The FAVORS Glossary: Guide to Using Margin Comments for Revising Academic Essays is an academic writing companion textbook that provides a lengthy exploration of the revision process. It comprises a list of popular feedback comments professors write within the margins of student essays. The glossary grows from a primary concern for college students who struggle with the process of revising academic papers and applying margin comments during the revision process. It serves as a comprehensive solution to bridge the communication gap between English professors and students of writing and research papers. It answers the question, “What does my professor mean by this?”

Written by Regina Y. Favors, The FAVORS Glossary defines more than 175 margin comments. Example terms include “Audience,” “Awkward,” “Cliche,” “Lacks a Clear Argument,” “Be Specific,” and “Misquoting the Evidence.” The explanations for each comment derive from both undergraduate and graduate papers written by the author. By sifting through past academic papers written for English classes, Ms. Favors was able to extract comments from over 100 one-page responses, five-page papers, longer essays, and take-home and in-class final exams.

Unlike many academic writing textbooks on the market today, The FAVORS Glossary primarily uses popular margin comments to help students understand how the professor sees the paper. Students not only learn how to receive a grade, but they also receive knowledge about how to revise the paper according to the professor’s instructions implied by the margin comment.

With this in mind, The FAVORS Glossary is practical, student-friendly, and encouraging, but doesn’t hinder traditional learning objectives. It functions similarly to a university English department’s drop-in writing tutor. It presents examples and steps to walk students through the process of revising the thesis, topic sentences, paragraphs, uses of quotes, and other essay content. It utilizes everyday terminology to help students visualize how to revise academic papers.

Structure

The FAVORS Glossary comprises 10 major chapters, which house explanations of multiple margin comments.

The first part of the book offers a student essay.  It serves as the example for many of the comments. The essay represents a sophomore English paper written by the author on the literary work of John Steinbeck’s “Chrysanthemums.” The purpose of including the essay is to demonstrate the inconsistencies with the student’s interpretation of the author’s original work.

The second part of the book focuses primarily on the drafting processes. Chapters 1 through 3 highlight problems with the first, second, and third drafts. Chapter 2 represents the longest chapter of the glossary.

The third and last part of the glossary focuses on multiple revision processes. For example, Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 teach students how to revise the thesis, topic sentences, supporting evidence, transitions, and analysis, respectively. Chapter 9 represents the longest comment of the glossary.

Each chapter of the book houses multiple margin comments that offer practical steps for revising parts of the academic essay.

The FAVORS Glossary includes an eLearning component. The online website functions as an academic teaching blog.

About the Author

Regina Y. Favors is the founder of Favors Learning Center. As CEO, Ms. Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the center. Favors develops the online marketing budget, creates the guidelines for published articles, and manages the development of company and subsidiary policies, bylaws, procedure documentation, and legal agreements (work-made-for-hire). Favors writes and develops the content and guidelines for the academic textbooks. Favors is the sole author of The FAVORS Glossary.

Ms. Favors is also the founder, President and Editorial Director of Favors Writing Management, an Internet-based content development and communications management organization. As Editorial Director, Favors creates, develops, and manages guidelines for published articles housed on third-party contractor websites. Favors develops policies for ghostwriting, legal writing, copywriting, and business writing services delivered through FWM.

Ms. Favors has over 10 years of combined experience in teaching, tutoring, and writing. Favors has completed both a B.A. and an M.A. in English from San Diego State University.

Favors Learning Center

Favors Learning Center is a learning management solutions provider. FLC creates, develops, and distributes academic writing content via eBook, online learning, and print formats.

Founded in May 2006, FLC provides educational support services to universities and government entities seeking solutions for curriculum development and education management. In addition, FLC provides online academic instruction in English, ESL, and business subjects.

About Favors Writing Management

Favors Learning Center is the parent company of Favors Writing Management. FWM is the commercial services arm of the company.

FWM offers solutions for providers of online reference and website content. The company provides content development, professional editing, and procedure documentation development services.

Favors Writing Management manages the online distribution of eBook and blogging content created by Favors Learning Center. FWM also creates, develops, and publishes business eLearning textbooks separately from FLC. Current projects for FWM include developing the blog management and social media marketing service units.

About Favors Publications

By January 2012, Favors Learning Center will begin strategic planning for Favors Publications, LLC, which will house English Hall Press, LLC.

The mission of Favors Publications, LLC will be to provide a printing medium for all company documents and affiliated commercial products. The press will publish all Favors Learning Center online teaching materials in print formats and will also publish the textbooks under Favors Writing Management.

Favors Publications, LLC will publish corporate materials under FLC that include company annual reports, business plans, test taking manuals, employee handbooks, and college prep materials.

For the first two years of operation, FLC will continue to work with a self-publishing company to generate revenue. FLC will follow this up by formally establishing the publishing company by the end of 2012. Favors Publications will serve as the publishing arm for FLC.

The FAVORS Glossary eBook is available on both Amazon.com and Lulu.com.

Publication of the eBook is a joint effort between Favors Publications and Lulu.com.

The print format for the title is currently in development.

Note to Editors: For more information about The FAVORS Glossary, FLC, FWM, and Favors Publications, including news and updates, please click on recent press releases housed on the FWM Company News Center site. You may visit the eLearning component of The FAVORS Glossary by clicking the link below.

Contact

You can reach Regina Y. Favors directly.

Regina Y. Favors
Founder, President and Editorial Director
Favors Writing Management
Email: reginayfavors@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/favorswritingmanagement.com

The FAVORS Glossary: http://thefavorsglossary.wordpress.com

Favors Learning Center: http://favorslearningcenter.wordpress.com

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Company Introduces eLearning Guides Program

Company Introduces eLearning Guides Program

FWM Publishes New eBook for Realtor Virtual Assistants

DALLAS, Texas. – October 7, 2011 Favors Writing Management – FWM announced today the introduction of the company’s new eBook for virtual assistants whose clients are licensed real estate agents.

Virtual Assistants Today

As the demand for social media marketing increases, the need for Virtual Assistants is expected to continue as businesses shift from traditional to online advertising.

Long gone are the days of virtual assistants answering calls transferred from a traditional customer service center or medical transcriptionists who both type and submit reports to their local hospital. Today, virtual assistants not only provide traditional back office support, but they also offer expertise in marketing, advertising, and web content management.

For example, the advertising business environment has changed from traditional direct mailing to marketing online through email and social media. In addition, whereas most employees only needed knowledge of typing principles, word processing software, and basic accounting in the past, today employees must possess a working knowledge of website development, web content management, and social media marketing.

In essence, a virtual assistant of the twentieth-century looks remarkably different from a virtual assistant of the twenty-first century. In other words, all employees and businesses must conform to the new standard of business and marketing. With this in mind, virtual assistants working within any domain must possess the most practical, intermediate to advanced knowledge of content management principles, online advertising, social media marketing, and, of course, real estate principles.

About the eBook

The FAVORS Virtual Assistant Guide: How to Implement a Social Media Marketing Program (for Realtors) is an eBook for real estate agents who desire to provide training for virtual assistants.

The eBook functions as both a manual and an instructional text. The development of the eBook grows from a primary concern for licensed real estate agents who want to market properties by utilizing social media marketing tools.

For example, real estate agents who do not have access to the technology tools of larger brokers often find it difficult to market properties. The eBook provides the most practical tools for initiating, developing, and maintaining e-Marketing promotional plans and campaigns.

With this in mind, the primary audience for The FAVORS Virtual Assistant Guide is real estate agents who don’t have time to conduct an e-Marketing campaign, who need the social media expertise of a virtual assistant, and who will use the eBook as an instructional text for multiple virtual assistants.

The primary audience also extends to virtual assistants who provide expertise in social media marketing.

The goal of the eBook is to provide practical solutions for initiating, developing, and maintaining a social media marketing program for realtors.

Structure

The FAVORS Virtual Assistant Guide functions as a quick-reference handbook and instructional text, and it offers recommendations for creating and managing a social media marketing program.

The eBook is divided into five major sections. Within these sections are practical steps for initiating and maintaining blogging sites, creating and managing a Facebook fan page, and preparing and coordinating documentation necessary for realtors to conduct business within a changing business environment.

A unique feature of the book is the “Web Traffic and Internet Marketing” section where readers will learn how to manage an SEO advertising program, create an e-Marketing campaign, and link and monetize all company and social media websites.

The purpose of the eBook is to function as a quick-reference tool that allows real estate agents to teach and train their VAs on how to provide both general back office support and on how to initiate and manage online marketing campaigns for real estate properties.

About Favors Writing Management

Favors Learning Center is the parent company of Favors Writing Management, an Internet-based content writing and communications management organization. Launched in July 2010, FWM is the commercial services arm of the company. Through FWM, we offer solutions for providers of online reference and website content. Our service offerings include content development, professional editing, language translation, and procedure documentation development.

FWM provides the following Core Services solutions:

  • Web Content Development & Management
  • Technical Copywriting
  • Professional Writing & Copyediting
  • Business Writing and Editing
  • Ghostwriting and Manuscript Editing
  • Academic Editing
  • Language Translation
  • Blog Management (coming soon)

Favors Writing Management manages the online distribution of eBook and blogging content created by Favors Learning Center. FWM also creates, develops, and publishes business eLearning textbooks separately from FLC. Current projects for FWM include developing the blog management and social media marketing service units.

About the Founder

As Founder, President and Editorial Director of Favors Writing Management, Regina Y. Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Favors has over 10 years of combined experience in teaching, tutoring, editing, and professional writing.

As Editorial Director, Favors creates, develops, and manages guidelines for published articles housed on third-party contractor websites. Favors develops policies for ghostwriting, legal writing, copywriting, and business writing services delivered through FWM.
In addition, Favors writes and manages the development of web content for social media marketing companies, private, public, and online. Favors also manages the development of user guides and training manuals and coordinates technical writing, business editing, and procedure documentation projects.

Additional responsibilities include oversight of the development of English and English as a Second Language online training resources, services, and user guides for FLC. As CEO and Chief Instructional Designer, Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the center. Favors develops the online marketing budget, creates the guidelines for published articles, and manages the development of company and subsidiary policies, bylaws, procedure documentation, and legal agreements (work-made-for-hire).

Favors has both a B.A. and an M.A. in English from San Diego State University.

Amazon.com

The FAVORS Virtual Assistant Guide: How to Implement a Social Media Marketing Program (for Realtors) is available on Amazon.com for immediate download. Click on the image below to access and purchase the eBook.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 58 KB
  • Publisher: Favors Publications; 2011 edition (October 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005TA9KQQ
  • Lending: Enabled

Note to Editors: For more information about FWM, including news and updates, please click on recent posts housed on the FWM company blog.

Contact

You can reach Regina Y. Favors directly.

Regina Y. Favors
Founder, President and Editorial Director
Favors Writing Management
Email: reginayfavors@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/favorswritingmanagement.com
The FAVORS Glossary: http://thefavorsglossary.wordpress.com

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FWM Parent Awarded Training Provider Contract

FWM Parent Awarded Training Provider Contract

FLC Will Provide ESL Instruction for DCCCD

DALLAS, Texas. – October 7, 2011 Favors Writing Management – FWM announced today that its parent company was officially awarded a training provider contract on September 23, 2011 with the Dallas County Community College District in Dallas, TX to provide curriculum development, instruction, and course management solutions.

Brief History of DCCCD

Founded in 1965, the Dallas County Community College District is a local provider of post-secondary education solutions. The District comprises seven community colleges, a tele-college, and an economic development center.

Doing business with the DCCCD requires potential bidders to register formally with the District and submit a bid or proposal to an open solicitation. Small business bidders take advantage of professional development programs offered through the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development (BJP) and related certification opportunities.

For example, the primary purpose of the DCCCD’s Business Diversity Program is to “increase the number of certified minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBE) that provide goods and services to DCCCD through competitive processes.” Information about core DCCCD business development opportunities can be obtained by visiting the DCCCD website and clicking on the “Business/Community” tab.

When asked today about the impact of the training provider contract on FLC, founding CEO and Chief Instructional Designer Regina Y. Favors states, “The DCCCD training provider contract is the next step in FLC providing education development solutions to the local community. The opportunity to provide ESL/English instruction to adult learners will allow FLC to establish the company’s reputation formally in the post-secondary education markets. We are happy to accept the two-year contract with the District and welcome the opportunity to improve the lives of Dallas community members.”

Senior Instructional Designers and instructors of Favors Learning Center will provide ESL/English instruction for the District’s adult continuation education programs.

About Favors Learning Center

Favors Learning Center is a learning management solutions provider.

Founded in May 2006 by Regina Y. Favors, FLC provides educational support services to universities and government entities seeking solutions for curriculum development and education management. In addition, FLC provides online academic instruction in English, ESL, and related business subjects.

FLC government contracting solutions include education consulting, education support management, curriculum development, training program development, and education research. FLC academic solutions include online learning course management solutions and e-Learning textbooks on the subjects of English and business.

Current projects for FLC include creating and developing e-Learning content for scheduled products,  developing a graduate business textbook on the subject of foreclosure investing, and planning the curriculum of the FWM University and its entities.

About Favors Writing Management

Favors Learning Center is the parent company of Favors Writing Management, an Internet-based content writing and communications management organization. Launched in July 2010, FWM is the commercial services arm of the company. Through FWM, we offer solutions for providers of online reference and website content. Our service offerings include content development, professional editing, language translation, and procedure documentation development.

FWM provides the following Core Services solutions:

  • Web Content Development & Management
  • Technical Copywriting
  • Professional Writing & Copyediting
  • Business Writing and Editing
  • Ghostwriting and Manuscript Editing
  • Academic Editing
  • Language Translation
  • Blog Management (coming soon)

Favors Writing Management manages the online distribution of eBook and blogging content created by Favors Learning Center. FWM both creates and develops business eLearning textbooks separately from FLC. Current projects for FWM include developing the blog management and social media marketing service units.

About the Founder

As Founder, President and Editorial Director of Favors Writing Management, Regina Y. Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Favors has over 10 years of combined experience in teaching, tutoring, editing, and professional writing.
As Editorial Director, Favors creates, develops, and manages guidelines for published articles housed on third-party contractor websites. Favors develops policies for ghostwriting, legal writing, copywriting, and business writing services delivered through FWM.

In addition, Favors writes and manages the development of web content for social media marketing companies, private, public, and online. Favors also manages the development of user guides and training manuals and coordinates technical writing, business editing, and procedure documentation projects.

Favors also oversees the development of English and English as a Second Language online training resources, services, and user guides for FLC. As CEO and Chief Instructional Designer, Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the center. Favors develops the online marketing budget, creates the guidelines for published articles, and manages the development of company and subsidiary policies, bylaws, procedure documentation, and legal agreements (work-made-for-hire).

Favors has both a B.A. and an M.A. in English from San Diego State University.

Note to Editors: For more information about FWM, including news and updates, please click on recent posts housed on the FWM company blog.

Contact

You can reach Regina Y. Favors directly.

Regina Y. Favors
Founder, President and Editorial Director
Favors Writing Management
Email: reginayfavors@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/favorswritingmanagement.com
The FAVORS Glossary: http://thefavorsglossary.wordpress.com

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FWM Parent Awarded Government Contract

FWM Parent Awarded Government Contract

FLC Will Provide Educational Support Services to USAF

DALLAS, Texas. – October 7, 2011 Favors Writing Management – FWM announced today that its parent company was officially awarded a government contract with the United States Air Force, Lackland AFB, TX, on September 12, 2011 to provide educational learning materials to library and learning institutions housed on the base.

Brief History and FAR

The United States Air Force is an aerial warfare service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Established initially as a unit of the U.S. Army, USAF now functions as a separate military branch under the National Security Act of 1947. USAF operates both manned and unmanned aircraft, employs over 150,000 civilian personnel, and houses on-base postsecondary institutions for off-duty service personnel.

The range of commercial services the USAF require include educational support services (i.e., learning materials and education advising) and content development solutions (procedure documentation). Through the Federal Acquisition Regulation System, USAF acquires commercial goods and services from both small businesses and large companies.

The FAR System regulates the government purchasing, or acquisition, process under Title 48 of the United States Code of Regulations. Part 52 of the FAR outlines standard contract clauses and solicitation provisions, requiring civilian contractors to submit responses to posted solicitations in the forms of Request for Quotations (RFQs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), and related responses.

The U.S. government seeks to improve competition among small, minority-owned, woman-owned, and economically disadvantaged businesses submitting bids for government contracts. Ms. Favors states about the impact the USAF contract will have on FLC, “This contract allows FLC to enter the government contracting market, establish the company’s reputation formally as an educational support services provider, and generate revenue for larger, more local projects. We are excited about the potential of a long-term relationship with USAF Lackland AFB, TX.”

FLC will provide educational learning materials distributed through Favors Publications, a future affiliate of FWM and subsidiary of FLC.

About Favors Learning Center

Favors Learning Center is a learning management solutions provider.

Founded in May 2006 by Regina Y. Favors, FLC provides educational support services to universities and government entities seeking solutions for curriculum development and education management. In addition, FLC provides online academic instruction in English, ESL, and related business subjects.

FLC government contracting solutions include education consulting, education support management, curriculum development, training program development, and education research. FLC academic solutions include online learning course management solutions and e-Learning textbooks on the subjects of English and business.

Current projects for FLC include creating and developing e-Learning content for scheduled products,  developing a graduate business textbook on the subject of foreclosure investing, and planning the curriculum of the FWM University and its entities.

About Favors Writing Management

Favors Learning Center is the parent company of Favors Writing Management, an Internet-based content writing and communications management organization. Launched in July 2010, FWM is the commercial services arm of the company. Through FWM, we offer solutions for providers of online reference and website content. Our service offerings include content development, professional editing, language translation, and procedure documentation development.

FWM provides the following Core Services solutions:

  • Web Content Development & Management
  • Technical Copywriting
  • Professional Writing & Copyediting
  • Business Writing and Editing
  • Ghostwriting and Manuscript Editing
  • Academic Editing
  • Language Translation
  • Blog Management (coming soon)

Favors Writing Management manages the online distribution of eBook and blogging content created by Favors Learning Center. FWM both creates and develops business eLearning textbooks separately from FLC. Current projects for FWM include developing the blog management and social media marketing service units.

About Favors Publications

By January 2012, Favors Learning Center will begin strategic planning for Favors Publications, LLC, which will house English Hall Press, LLC.

The mission of Favors Publications, LLC will be to provide a printing medium for all company documents and affiliated commercial products. The press will publish all Favors Learning Center online teaching materials in print formats and will also publish the textbooks under Favors Writing Management.

Favors Publications, LLC will publish other books under FLC that include company annual reports, business plans, test taking manuals, employee handbooks, and other related college prep materials.

For the first two years of operation, FLC will continue to work with a self-publishing company to generate revenue. FLC will follow this up by formally establishing the publishing company by the end of 2012.

About the Founder

As Founder, President and Editorial Director of Favors Writing Management, Regina Y. Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Favors has over 10 years of combined experience in teaching, tutoring, editing, and professional writing. As Editorial Director, Favors creates, develops, and manages guidelines for published articles housed on third-party contractor websites. Favors develops policies for ghostwriting, legal writing, copywriting, and business writing services delivered through FWM.

In addition, Favors writes and manages the development of web content for social media marketing companies, private, public, and online. Favors also manages the development of user guides and training manuals and coordinates technical writing, business editing, and procedure documentation projects.

Favors also oversees the development of English and English as a Second Language online training resources, services, and user guides for FLC. As CEO and Chief Instructional Designer, Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the center. Favors develops the online marketing budget, creates the guidelines for published articles, and manages the development of company and subsidiary policies, bylaws, procedure documentation, and legal agreements (work-made-for-hire).

Favors has both a B.A. and an M.A. in English from San Diego State University.

Note to Editors: For more information about FWM, including news and updates, please click on recent posts housed on the FWM company blog.

Contact

You can reach Ms. Favors directly.

Regina Y. Favors
Founder, President and Editorial Director
Favors Writing Management
Email: reginayfavors@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/favorswritingmanagement

The FAVORS Glossary: http://thefavorglossary.wordpress.com

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FWM Launches New Business Product

FWM Launches New Business Product

Company Offers Research Blog on Foreclosure Investing

DALLAS, Texas. – May 28, 2011 Favors Writing Management – Company announced today the launching of a new blog to aid in the preparation of Foreclosure Investing: Principles and Strategies, a proposed graduate business textbook.

Existing Gaps

The current curriculum of graduate degree offerings in business with a concentration in real estate, real estate investing, or real estate development doesn’t offer separate program options for reviewing the foreclosure process, understanding the impact of distressed properties, approaching the homeowner during the pre-foreclosure stage, and investing in foreclosures.

Textbooks university departments adopt tend to gloss over this subject. Similarly, real estate degree programs also tend to offer only courses in understanding the real estate process, real estate financing, appraisal techniques, development planning, and construction management.

Graduate business students who want to enter the field of investing in residential or commercial real estate foreclosures, but who do not want to complete a law degree, often have no other choice but to pursue post-graduation studies, reading commercial titles on short sale or foreclosure investing.

Without formal preparation in this area of real estate and real estate investing, students enter into a business and fail within the first two years because they are not aware of changing legislation and how it affects agreements, business relationships, and consumer protections established by Congress for the homeowner.

Proposed Solution

Executives at FWM believe that Foreclosure Investing: Principles and Strategies will solve this problem for the graduate business student who chooses a business degree with a concentration in real estate investing. The textbook will provide a theoretical foundation and will offer graduate students an opportunity to learn the business of real estate and foreclosure investing. It will provide the knowledge, guidance, and tools graduate business students will need to prepare for a formal career in the field.

About the Blog

Foreclosure Investing, Research Blog is an online tool FWM will use to research and write the textbook. The mission of the blog is to research the field, gather supporting evidence, and interpret data accurately through blog posting.

The blog appeals primarily to higher education publishers. While the markets for the textbook are graduate business and law school programs, the primary audiences for the blog are industry professionals, attorneys, real estate developers, professors, and graduate business students.

FWM has structured the blog for easy navigation. The blog is divided into 13 major categories, which include the following:

  • Mortgages and Loans
  • Government Agencies
  • Mortgage Mitigation
  • Foreclosure Investing
  • Statutes
  • Glossaries
  • Congressional Hearings
  • MERS
  • Agreements
  • Tax and Accounting Treatment
  • Curriculum Docs
  • Annotated Works
  • Literature Review

The last three categories are not a part of the standard tabs. Information about each tab is accessible here (under the “Categories” tab).

The blog will house sample documents, links, agreements, eight glossaries, and suggested literature.

According to Regina Y. Favors, President and Editorial Director of Favors Writing Management, the title of the book initially was “Foreclosure Law.” She states, “We initially marketed the textbook as a book about foreclosure law, but we found that textbook publishers were not receptive to another title on this subject.”

With this sentiment in mind, Favors decided to restructure the thesis and market the textbook as a formal tool for preparing graduate business students. She states, “Although changing the thesis made our task greater, we knew that in order to ensure the textbook was competitive, we had to develop a title that we believed would bridge a major gap in the current curriculum. So, we went with Foreclosure Investing.”

Favors chose the new title because she believed existing commercial titles today do not formally prepare the graduating student for entry into the foreclosure investing field. She states, “I believe the books you read today with titles similar to “How to Avoid Foreclosure” are subjective. What works for the author writing the book may not work for the student graduating from a business program. There needs to be a formal curriculum for teaching foreclosure investing. And we need to ensure that how we obtain the information is verifiable and accurate.”

Favors believes creating Foreclosure Investing, Research Blog will help to provide a solid, sound foundation for the textbook.

About the Editorial Director

Regina Y. Favors is the Editorial Director of Favors Writing Management. As Founder and President of FWM, Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the company.

Favors creates, develops, and manages guidelines for published articles on third-party contractor websites. Favors develops policies for ghostwriting, legal writing, copywriting, and business writing services delivered through FWM.

In addition, Favors writes and manages the development of web content for social media marketing companies, private, public, and online. She also manages the development of user guides and training manuals and coordinates technical writing, business editing, and procedure documentation projects.

Favors is also the Founder and CEO of The Regina Y. Favors Learning Center, where she oversees the development of English and English as a Second Language online training resources, services, and user guides. As CEO, Favors is responsible for the strategic direction of the center. She develops the online marketing budget, creates the guidelines for published articles, and manages the development of company and subsidiary policies, bylaws, procedure documentation, and legal agreements (work-made-for-hire).

Favors has both a B.A. and an M.A. in English from San Diego State University.

Note to Editors: For more information about FWM, including news and updates, please click on recent posts housed on the FWM company blog.

Contact

You can reach Regina Y. Favors directly via email.

Regina Y. Favors, President and Editorial Director

Favors Writing Management

Email: regina_favors@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/favorswritingmanagement

Foreclosure Investing, Research Blog: http://ryfavors.wordpress.com/

Company Website (Temporary): https://sites.google.com/site/favorswritingmanagement/home

Elance FWM Profile: http://regina_favors.elance.com

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FWM Announces Plans for New Core Service

FWM Announces Plans for New Core Service

Company Will Offer “Blog Management”

DALLAS, Texas. – May 18, 2011 Favors Writing Management – Company officials announce plans for launching a new core service for social media marketing companies, content gathering websites, and start-ups.

Blogging

Blogging is fast becoming the preferred medium for delivering company news, offering perspectives about current events, and providing teaching solutions. From social blogging to corporate blogging, established companies and new business owners realize the benefits of offering information about company news, solutions, and products online.

Larger organizations already find the medium beneficial because it is less expensive than print publishing and is efficient for reaching a wider audience. In addition, posting a document online is more cost-effective than typesetting and employing all of the tools associated with print publishing.

Although large organizations have adopted blogging as a strategy for generating customer interest in products and service solutions, start-ups are discovering the difficulty in managing blogging sites. New business owners don’t have the staff or the time to ensure that blogs receive daily, sometimes hourly, updates.

About FWM

Favors Writing Management provides solutions for both start-ups and established small businesses. FWM is a content development and communications management company.

Launched in July of 2010, in Dallas, Texas, by President & Editorial Director Regina Y. Favors, FWM specializes in providing web content development, professional copywriting, editing, and language translation solutions.

Service Design Objectives

Current plans for adding “Blog Management” to the FWM Core Services business model include conducting research, reviewing software options, designing content, and developing the rate program.

FWM provides project updates on the company’s blog. Click here for more information about this project. You may also click the “Strategic Planning” tab to access the plans for the project.

Note to Editors: For more information about FWM, including news and updates, please click on recent posts housed on the FWM company blog.

Contact

You can reach the Editorial Director, Regina Y. Favors, directly.

Regina Y. Favors

Founder, President and Editorial Director

Favors Writing Management

Email: regina_favors@yahoo.com

The Official FWM Blog: https://fwmblog.wordpress.com

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Strategic Planning Objectives for “Blog Management”

Overview

Blogging is becoming the preferred medium for larger companies, non-profit organizations, online businesses, and start-ups.

Blogging offers benefits particularly for larger organizations, because it is less expensive than print publishing and it is a more efficient tool for reaching customers globally. Many companies, including FWM, convert the standard blogging template into a news center, whereby customers, journalists, and competitors can find information about products, services, new programs, and most importantly news.

Although blogging is an effective tool, it is also a time-consumer. Managing a blog in general requires an adequate staff that includes at minimum a web designer, copywriter, SEO specialist, and copyeditor. In addition, to appeal to the social media market, larger companies require seasoned marketing professionals who are  typically well-versed in Internet marketing strategies.

For example, in many marketing environments, companies employ only bloggers who have a specialized skill set that includes knowledge of Content Management System software, web design and development principles, and social media marketing techniques. In essence, larger organizations have the resources to implement a blog management program.

On the other hand, start-ups lack the time and knowledgeable staff to implement Internet marketing strategy objectives and ensure blogs receive daily updates. In addition, the process of writing and developing content, designing the blog, and managing it leaves new business owners with the option of either outsourcing these tasks to social media marketing companies or neglecting the blog altogether.

Favors Writing Management specializes in providing web content development, professional copywriting, editing, and language translation solutions. To stay competitive within a changing social media market, FWM will add “Blog Management” to the company’s Core Services business model. The FWM Blog Management Program will appeal to start-up companies and established small businesses.

Proposed Services

Favors Writing Management will consider the following preliminary services for implementation under “Blog Management.”

  • Site Launch Services
  • Relaunch Services
  • Content Development Services
  • Site Security and Maintenance Services
  • Multi-Site Services

Additional plans will include developing the service descriptions and marketing content for each service unit.

Preliminary Research

Although blogging has become hugely popular among social media enthusiasts, journalists, political pundits, and larger organizations, Blog Management is a fairly new field. It appeals to established marketing companies and generates the interest of start-ups.

Leveraging Knowledge

Larger companies typically house experienced professionals who have a background in journalism, public relations, or marketing.

For example, staff members possess the capability to leverage knowledge into business opportunities for their employers. In addition to writing press releases and developing content for marketing materials, employees also design the online corporate news center and post hourly and daily updates to the company blog.

By utilizing the employees’ expertise, major companies are able to deliver news about products and services. Within this environment, the online company blog functions similarly to the traditional in-house print newsletter.

Transforming Blogging

As social media marketing became an important tool for companies to reach and retain a customer base, generate revenue, and appeal to a larger, global audience, blogging transformed into a business strategy. Established Internet marketing companies began to assume more responsibility by including Blog Management as a marketing strategy, which also transformed into social media profile management.

The potential to generate, maximize, and sustain revenue appealed to entrepreneurs desiring both to enter the social media market and advertise their businesses online. Blog Management became the business strategy that start-ups and established marketing companies used to stay competitive commercially.

Preparing for Entry

With this in mind, senior researchers of Favors Writing Management will conduct case studies of various blog management companies, programs, news centers, and social media marketing firms to gain a holistic view of the field and prepare FWM for entry.

Content Management

Content management, or CM, is a set of processes that involves creating, editing, publishing, maintaining, and displaying documents digitally and through various additional publication mediums.

Understanding the Process

The process of managing content is collaborative and it involves distributing responsibilities to a creator, editor, publisher, and administrator. Included within this process, by default, is the consumer, or viewer of the content.

Throughout the content management process a document will endure editing, review, and removal by the editor and/or administrator. A CM system allows the administrator to import documents, assign roles, define workflow tasks, track revision, manage versions, and publish material to a repository.

For example, the creator writes the content. The editor prepares the content for delivery through an online or print medium. The publisher then releases and distributes the content according to established standards and procedures outlined within the company handbook. The administrator manages the right of access and permissions to users. The consumer, who is at the end of this process, views and shares the content.

Need for Procedures

Favors Writing Management currently provides web content development, professional copywriting, and editing services.

Although FWM offers expertise in this area of content development and management, we have not implemented a content management system necessary for managing blogs nor have we developed procedure documentation.

Therefore, FWM will institute a system of procedures for implementing “Blog Management” and for managing content via Content Management System software.

The FWM Blog Management Procedural Handbook will include guidelines for creating, editing, and publishing content. In addition, the handbook also will include procedures for tracking content revisions, managing multiple versions displayed on various publishing mediums, and implementing a digital rights access program.

Software Acquisition

To implement the FWM Blog Management Program, FWM will need to review current software options.

At present, FWM is considering database software, web server software, and text editor options.

In addition, FWM is also currently reviewing Content Management System software and various blogging platforms as well as file transfer protocols (SFTP).

Web Design & Development

FWM will implement a web design and development program. This new program may require FWM to create sample templates and contract freelance graphic designers.

In addition, FWM will develop procedure documentation for employing and managing web designers, web content copywriters (bloggers), and SEO and social media marketing specialists.

Rate Program

FWM will create FWM Blog Management Rate Program Guidelines. This will allow FWM to design rate packages for initial site launching, relaunching, site maintenance, security, and multi-site development services (linking).

In addition, FWM will develop rates for ongoing content management services (updating).

Conclusion

In sum, although FWM is excited about embarking upon a new journey, we understand the importance of preparing thoroughly for entry into the blog management field.

Contact

For more information about FWM company services and products, contact the editorial director directly.

Regina Y. Favors

Founder, President and Editorial Director

Favors Writing Management

Email: regina_favors@yahoo.com

You may also visit the FWM Facebook Page here.

Blog Management

Overview

Favors Writing Management currently provides Core Services solutions that include web content development, professional copywriting, business editing, and language translation.

Executives and senior staff of FWM are in the process of developing procedure documentation for implementing an additional service solution: blog management.

Additional plans include creating user guides, training materials, and workbooks delivered through product blogs, subsidiary sites, and The Regina Y. Favors Learning Center site (Coming soon!).

Blogging

Blogging is fast becoming the preferred medium for delivering company news, offering perspectives about current events, and providing teaching solutions.

Companies are discovering the difficulty in managing blogging sites. As a solution to this problem, companies outsource content development and site maintenance services to social media marketing companies and start-up businesses.

Favors Writing Management is in the process of designing strategic planning objectives for adding Blog Management to the current list of company Core Services.

Design objectives will include developing procedure documentation for five potential service offerings:

  • Site Launch Services
  • Relaunch Services
  • Content Development Services
  • Site Security and Maintenance Services
  • Multi-Site Services

In addition, FWM is researching various software solutions to ensure clients receive the highest quality in content maintenance and security management.

Therefore, FWM is currently reviewing database, web server, and Content Management System software solutions.

Current Status: In Development

Contact

For more information about the plans for Blog Management, contact the Editorial Director directly. The contact information is below.

You may also view information about our design objectives and updated posts under the “Strategic Planning” category. This information will be available on May 18, 2011.

Regina Y. Favors

President and Editorial Director, Favors Writing Management

regina_favors@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/favorswritingmanagement

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/favorswritingmanagement/home

The Favors Glossary

Overview

Favors Writing Management writes and develops online academic resources on the subjects of English, composition, and revision techniques.

At FWM, senior editors are in the process of converting the glossary of the current textbook Revision Today into an online medium.

Additional plans include developing user guides, training materials, and workbooks delivered through a blog and The Regina Y. Favors Learning Center site (Coming soon!).

WordPress Blog

The Favors Glossary is a list of popular feedback comments professors write within the margins of student essays.

The glossary grows from a primary concern for college students who struggle with the process of revising academic papers. It serves as a comprehensive solution to bridge the communication gap between English professors and students of writing and research papers.

It answers the question, “What does my professor mean by this?”

The mission of the glossary is the following:

  • To provide the definitions of common margin comments English professors use as grading tools
  • To serve as an online resource for both English professors and for students
  • To suggest and design practical methods for teaching revision
  • To start a national dialogue where students can “add” comments professors have used to grade their papers.

The Favors Glossary functions as an online teaching blog.

The glossary is currently available for view here.

Current Status: In Current Development

Contact

For more information about the plans for the glossary, contact the senior project editor directly. The contact information is below.

Regina Y. Favors

President and Editorial Director, Favors Writing Management

regina_favors@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/favorswritingmanagement

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/favorswritingmanagement/home

The Favors Glossary: http://thefavorsglossary.wordpress.com/

Foreclosure Investing: Principles and Strategies

Overview

Favors Writing Management writes and develops online industry resources on the subjects of foreclosure law and foreclosure investing.

At FWM, senior editors are currently in the process of writing and designing content for online publication.

Additional plans include developing user guides and training materials delivered through both a blog and The Regina Y. Favors Learning Center site (Coming soon!).

Foreclosure Investing

Foreclosure Investing is a working manuscript. It is currently in the content designing and website planning stages.

The primary purpose of the book is to provide a comprehensive view of foreclosure law, mortgage modification practices, and real estate investing strategies.

The book will function as an academic textbook, suitable for graduate business and law school studies. It will prepare graduate business students formally for entry into the real estate and foreclosure investing field. It will also supplement law school studies for graduates desiring to enter the field.

The online website will provide information about current industry practices, video material, and links to various websites.

A non-fiction textbook proposal for Foreclosure Investing is available here for download off the FWM website. A major publisher is currently reviewing the document.

The future home of the online blog will be here (http://ryfavors.wordpress.com).

Current Status: Researching Topic, Preparing Chapters, Storyboarding

Contact

For more information about the plans for the textbook, contact the senior project editor directly. The contact information is below.

Regina Y. Favors

President and Editorial Director, Favors Writing Management

regina_favors@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/favorswritingmanagement

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/favorswritingmanagement/home