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Thomas Hill

Cody, Wyoming, United States

Email: launchpadpress@yahoo.com

AOL: diviaugustimmiv

CRITICAL SKILLS
Publishing
Content: contributing author for corporate communications, including newsletter and magazine articles (reporting, critical analyses, commentary, feature articles), sales, marketing, and promotional materials; research and development for book ideas and forthcoming book projects

Editing: copy for brochures, pamphlets, newsletter articles, correspondence; assure consistency in grammar, style/format, usage; conform to The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.), The Washington Post Deskbook on Style, The Government Printing Office Manual of Style, and/or The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage

Graphic Design: formatting and layout for small-, medium-, and large-style publications; typesetting; graphic design of logos and special graphic needs, displays, charts, and other visual media

Proofreading: fact checking; grammar/usage and consistency; familiarity with CMS standard proofreaders’ marks

Marketing
Research: market trends and projections; identifying target audiences; studies and polling; cold-calling

Proposals/collateral: sales letters, signs, and other visual promotional displays

Evaluations: studies and polling, questionnaires, interviews, write-ups

Software*
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher
Quark: QuarkXpress, Passport
Adobe: Acrobat, Distiller, PageMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
*Certification of proficiency in most programs listed here. While I am most comfortable working in a Mac environment, I have used PC versions of the above programs.

Language
Spanish: 4+ years of instruction; German: 2 years of instruction; Arabic: 2 years of instruction; Ancient (Attic/Koine) Greek: 3 years of instruction; HTML: 2 years; XML: 1 year

Interests: academic and scholarly works, particularly in the social sciences (philosophy, political science, anthropology, theology, and international relations)

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • Warrior's Song