Kathy Yakal

Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

PC Mag Financial Application Reviewer, QuickBooks Expert, Business Blog Ghostwriter

I've been working with words professionally since the early 80s, in a variety of formats: news and features, profiles, case studies, marketing communications, tutorials, website content, and blogs. I covered investing and financial technology for Barron's and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine for many years, and I've been the lead accounting and tax application reviewer for PC Mag since 1993. I ghostwrite blogs and how-to columns for accounting firms; content focuses on QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, but I also write about general small business management topics. When I get the chance, I edit, too.

I've lived on both coasts, but have made my home in St. Paul, MN, since 2004. If I wasn't writing professionally, I'd probably be doing something that involved dogs.
Content Types
Blog Post, Buyers Guide, Case Study, Ebook, Interview, Product Description, Website Copy, Whitepaper, Article, Social Copy
More Information
Augsburg University, English
St Paul, MN, USA|English

Published Content

The Best Mobile Tax Apps of 2018

I review mobile apps that support accounting and tax websites for PC Mag.

April 16, 2018
Blog Post
Checking It Twice: How to Manage Your Year-End Financial Tasks

I write blog posts for Kansas City-based Marks Nelson, a CPA firm.

December 11, 2017
Blog Post
Still Doing Manual Accounting? It’s Costing You Money

I ghostwrite blog posts twice monthly for Lutz, an Omaha-based accounting firm.

April 2, 2018
We offer 2 monthly articles:

I've ghostwritten the QBC column for GhostPartner for more than a decade; it consists of monthly QuickBooks how-to tutorials that accountants can republish under their own firm names. I've also written a QuickBooks Online column for several years.

Intuit QuickBooks Online

I've been reviewing small business accounting applications for PC Mag since 1993.

October 13, 2017
Intuit TurboTax Deluxe 2018 (Tax Year 2017)

I've reviewed personal tax preparation applications for PC Mag since 1993.

February 15, 2018
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