The www.theonemanpublisher.wordpress.com has a useful collection of observations and tips, written from the perspective of a writer/editor who is not a designer.
As such, it focuses on using Microsoft Word and Excel with QuarkXPress, with a heavy emphasis on text and typography.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.