Interview with M. D. Wadsworth

What influenced you to begin writing?
Fear and the U. S. Army.

After training me for six months, the Army sent me to the Army Security Agiency's Special Projects Unit which had no use for my training. Fortunately, the Major commanding the unit gave me 30 days to prove my worth to the unit. After digging around, I found that everyone hated writing reports and manuals. Because I'd done well in English, I took over writing the unit's reports and manuals. This lead to managing projects.
How did that start get you where you are today?
After getting out of the Army, I progressed upward in Information Technology, Education and Management. No matter what the position, I was continually writing reports, manuals and training documents. When I went into Freelance Consulting, I wrote two books (on IT Management that were published by Prntice-Hall) as advertisements for my services. They brought in a lot of business.

Now that I am retired, I teach senior citizens How To Get A Job and How To Use Microsoft Office. My e-books are the foundation of that training.
What sets your books apart from other authors on the same subjects?
Brevity. I have learned how to describe exactly what must be done without burying the essentials in a lot of unnecessary words. Also, a job at the Readers Digest taught me how to explain things in terms that most people can understand.
Why are you publishing your books on Smashwords?
I know a lot of people need the information in these books because I am continually being asked for it. I use Smashwords so that, no matter what medium my readers prefer, they can obtain it at Smashwords.

In my courses, I can only train a limited number of people. My students are enthusiastic about the information in my books. I want to provide this information to as many people as possible.
Who should read your books?
Anyone who wants to: Get A Job, Use Office - Version 2007 or Later, or Buy a New(er) Computer.

My books can save them time, and money.
Published 2013-10-11.
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Books by This Author

Caleb's Hobby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A humorous, short story in Police Transcript format It tells a tale about a Maine graage owner's hobby..
Truth Is In The Mind Of The Beholder
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
This essay is for anyone who wants less stress and more comfort in their life. It explains that some of the things that you believe to be true are not true. It shows how these untrue, truths cause you stress and conflict. It also describes how to challenge and decide whether you should retain or discard your truths. Begin a quest to reduce the irritations, anger, and conflicts in your life.
Duke's Tips For Staying Young
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature
Inspirational Tip for Staying Young. For readers of any age.
Duke’s Tips For Finding Functions in Excel - Version 2007 and Later
Series: Duke's Tips for Office - Versions 2007 and Later, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Desktop applications / spreadsheets
This book is for anyone who is having trouble finding the Function (Tool) that they want to use in Excel - Versions 2007, 2010, etc. It shows them how to Customize their Quick Access Toolbar with the Icons for the Functions that they use most often. It also privides an alphabetizes Index of the Functions with the Tab and Group Area where the Function can be found. A BIG Timesaver.
Duke's Tips For Finding Functions in Word - Version 2007 And Later
Series: Duke's Tips for Office - Versions 2007 and Later, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Desktop applications / word processing
This book is for anyone who has had a hard time finding the Function (Tool) that they want to use in Word - Version 2007 and Later. It provides: an alphabetized Index of Functions with their Tabs and Group Areas (find the Function and see its Tab & Group Area), instructions on how to get your most used Functions into your Quick Access Toolbar, and a description of the Tabs and their Group Areas.
Duke's Tips for Completing an Employment Application
Series: Get That Job. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
Privides Tips for Job Seeker on how to complete an Employment Application; including: How to submit Cover Letters and Resumes without completing an Employment Application, Submitting Hard Copy Applications, and Submitting On-Line Applications. Also, How to get your Cover Letter and Resume into E-Mails (Never Attach Them).
Duke's Tips For Purchasing A Personal Computer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Buyer’s guides
Learn how to save money and aggravation when buying PCs and Software Applications.
The Job Seeker's Edge
Series: Get That Job. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
The Job Seeker's Edge is required reading for any Job Seeker who wants to get a Competitive Edge on other job seekers.