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  Myra Thomas
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm an award-winning business, finance, & tech editor & journalist. I've had a successful career as a senior level finance exec, lending an in-depth level of knowledge to the business, finance, & IT stories I write. My experience includes editing & writing for finance magazines & business newspapers, as well as finance and tech websites, custom publications, business academic journals, white papers, & corporate websites. If you're looking for someone who understands derivatives & SEC filings, as well as the influence of social, mobile, analytics and the cloud on business, then I'm your person. I'm able to translate financial & tech info into user-friendly prose. I've written about stocks to watch, the private equity & venture cap community, finance & tech jobs, as well as alternative investing, personal finance, small business & asset-based lending. I've spearheaded editorial revamps of magazines & websites, in addition to ghostwriting & editing business books & penning book reviews.
Work Info
Content Editor (online) 19 Years
Editor 19 Years
Writer 22 Years
Finance 22 Years
Personal Finance 20 Years
Technology 17 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
22 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Secured Lender Magazine (11+), Thomson Reuters (11+), Careers In Finance Markets (11+), Dice.com (11+), EFinancialCareers.com (11+), Emory Business Magazine (11+), FSO Magazine (11+), JobsInTheMoney.com (11+), Knowledge@Emory (11+), President & CEO Magazine (6-10), Publishers Weekly (6-10), Middle Market Growth Magazine (3-5), Strategic Finance Magazine (1-2), BankNews Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Media Organizations (11+), Small Businesses (11+), Trampsteamer Media (11+), Undisclosed/Top Auditing firms (11+), Undisclosed/Top Finance firms (11+)
Other Work History
Managing Editor, FSO Magazine (Financial Services Outsourcing Magazine), Manalapan, New Jersey (4/07-9/08)

Regional Editor, NJ Biz, formerly known as Business News New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (5/97-5/98)

Online Editor/Writer, NJ Biz, formerly known as Business News New Jersey (1/97-4/97)

Prior Business Experience: Previously held the AVP post at an insurance intermediary for Lloyd's of London, and served as their senior underwriter for one of the leading commercial insurers

Served as College English Instructor
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, PageMaker, Quark, Powerpoint
Audio recorder, scanner, fax machine, laptop, two separate desktop computers (MAC and PC), two printers, digital cameras, etc.
Work Permits & Visas
U.S. citizen
Michele Ocejo, Executive Editor, The Secured Lender Magazine, The Commercial Finance Association, Phone: (212) 792-9390, Email: mocejo@cfa.com

Mukul Pandya, Executive Director/Editor-In-Chief, Knowledge@Wharton, the website for the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Phone: (215) 898-1801, Email: pandyam@wharton.upenn.edu

Nicole Golston, Manager of Communications, Emory Business Magazine, Emory University's Goizueta Business School, Phone: (404) 727-3434, Email: nicole.golston@emory.edu

Regina L. Davis, Communications Director, Maryland Public Service Commission, Phone: (410) 767-8054, Email: rdavis@psc.state.md.us
Fellowship recipient, Society of Environmental Journalists (2004 and 2005)

Fellowship recipient, National Conference of Editorial Writers (May 2002)

First Place Award for Investigative Journalism, Working Press Association of New Jersey, A Thrift Tug of War, the cover story in the June 16, 1997 issue of BUSINESS NEWS New Jersey (6/98)

First Place Award for a Business & Economic Series, New Jersey Press Association, Compensating Downsized Workers & Towns, in the June 12, 1996 issue of The Suburban newspaper (4/97)
Society of Environmental Journalists

Society of Business Editors & Writers
BA, Vassar College (Major: Political Science)
MFA, Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Creative Writing (Genre: Creative Non-Fiction) 2006
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Middle Market Growth Magazine, 10/1/2015)
Online private equity deal sourcing platforms are cropping up. These new companies are offering deal research and due diligence to a network of buyers, sellers, and advisors. But private equity is known for being a high touch business. Can these online PE deal sourcing platforms take hold?
(Middle Market Growth Magazine, 9/17/2015)
When China devalued its currency in August, the news, along with an increase in global stock market volatility, heightened worries for American businesses. But the impact on the middle market is much less of a concern than many might believe, industry experts say, at least for now.
(Dice.com, 3/20/2015)
Even if you find yourself in the midst of an IT project failure, there are effective ways of putting it behind you.
(The Secured Lender Magazine, 3/1/2015)
Key players in the entrepreneurial factoring industry discuss the challenges and opportunities in cross border deals.
(Dice.com, 10/31/2014)
Everybody knows that the right tech certifications can boost pay. What everybody tends to forget is that non-certified skills, such as JavaFX and SAP GTS, can earn you just as much.
(Dice.com, 5/12/2014)
Experienced SAP professionals would be well-served to take on a hybrid role that straddles the line between technology and business.
(Emory Business Magazine, 4/1/2014)
Business leaders and alumni of Emory University's Goizueta Business School discuss the impact of the digital revolution on their industry.
Community banking leaders respond to the challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy, as financial institutions fought to stay open and serve a community in need.
(BankNews Magazine, 4/1/2013)
Community banking leaders respond to the challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy, as financial institutions fought to stay open and serve a community in need.
(eFinancialCareers.com, 1/24/2012)
Financial services can be a hyper-competitive place to work in the best of times. A workplace therapist describes the problem and offers solutions.
(President & CEO Magazine, 8/1/2011)
The role of the CFO has rapidly changed in the past decade, propelled by M&A activity, quickly shifting economic sands, and heightened regulatory scrutiny.
(Publishers Weekly, 6/29/2009)
n this exhaustive study of the credit card industry, author Geisst (Undue Influence) delivers a scathing critique of the routine practices that led to the current consumer debt crisis.
(The Secured Lender Magazine, 2/1/2009)
Certainly, the current credit crisis is not a welcomed situation. Yet, asset-based lenders and factors are benefiting from the downturn and the pullback in more traditional lines of credit.
(EFinancialCareers.com, 7/10/2008)
Globalization of operations, products and services means multinational financial services firms must redefine the nature of their diversity programs. But morphing inclusion policies present benefits and challenges to both companies and local employees.
(Knowledge@Emory, the online publication of Emory University's Goizueta Business School, 4/9/2008)
The move to use a $29 billion guarantee from the Treasury Dept. for ailing Bear Stearns was an unprecedented taxpayer-backed bail out. Professors from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School discuss whether or not taxpayer funds should be used to prop up an investment firm.
(Strategic Finance Magazine, 1/1/2008)
The increased use of formal controls in today's business environment may have an unintended consequence: the erosion of trust between management and employees. This study examines the effects that various types of organizational controls have on employee trust and cooperation.
(FSO Magazine, 12/31/2007)
The cover story from the year-end issue (Qtr 4 2007) of FSO Magazine, detailing the many M&A deals, key partnerships, and near-shoring moves by major players in the BPO sector.
(Knowledge@Emory, 10/23/2002)
Today, the number of minority and women CEOs still remain few and far between in Corporate America. But a growing number of them have nonetheless taken center-stage by heading up some of the most well-known and largest companies in the US.
(Knowledge@Wharton, 2/2/2000)
As Asian countries such as Korea and Thailand slowly recover from their financial collapse of some two years ago, the debate continues as to whether private sector financing or public sector support should be used to shore up the troubled economies of emerging-market countries.
(NJBiz, 10/20/1997)
Print and online cover story for the Southern regional edition of the business journal. The story details how as the harvesting season nears an end, New Jersey cranberry farmers are looking for ways to increase supply for a product in growing demand.
Contact Info
  Myra Thomas
Fanwood, NJ 

Tel: 908-889-5908  
E-Mail: GreatWriting@MyraThomas.com
Website: http://www.myrathomas.com