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Barbara's Office Environment — See her "Tiger Wall" of cross-stitch embroideries that took thousands of hours to stitch over a period of several years.

How to Get a Handle on Your Schedule C Deductions and Work with an Accountant.

Use Barbara's popular Schedule C tax strategies book to make sure you've remembered every deductible expense for your current year's return.

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The website of Barbara Brabec
author and self-publisher, book manuscript editor, and author's consultant

Self-employed at home for most of her adult life, Barbara Brabec continues to move in new directions as an author and independent publisher, speaker, and author's consultant. This site reflects her professional and personal interests, philosophy, and beliefs.

Book Manuscript Formatting Tips. Avoid digital conversion problems and make your editor and book designer happy by following these proven book manuscript formatting guidelines from Barbara.

Tired of Being Fat? How to Lose that Unwanted Weight. This update includes Barbara's new sidebar report of her successful 50-pound weight loss using her variation of the Weight Watchers program in effect in 2015. Also includes current photo and updated sidebar notes on the article's last two pages.

How to Self-Publish a Book: Your Print-on-Demand (POD) Self-Publishing Options, with Perspective on eBook Editions.

Memorial Pages

A Widow's Thoughts and Advice—Barbara's series of articles for widows and other grieving hearts.


Hear Barbara read excerpts from several chapters of The Drummer Drives!

a pair of Harry's rosewood drumsticks

BARBARA AND HARRY BRABEC—partners in both life and business for nearly 44 years. Barbara's memoir of their unusual and adventurous musical life together is documented in THE DRUMMER DRIVES!