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  Myra Thomas
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm an award-winning business & finance editor & journalist with 19 years of experience. I've had a successful career as a senior level finance exec, lending an in-depth level of knowledge to the stories I write. My experience includes editing & writing for finance magazines, business newspapers, finance websites, and tech & healthcare websites, in addition to writing & editing custom publications, business academic journal articles, white papers, & corporate website text. If you're looking for someone who understands derivatives & SEC filings, then I'm your person. I'm able to translate difficult financial info into user-friendly prose. I've written columns on stocks to watch, penned stories on health care & technology, and written about finance and 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 and penning book reviews.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 16 Years
Editor 17 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 20 Years
Finance 20 Years
Personal Finance 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
BizActions (11+), Careers In Finance Markets (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), The Secured Lender Magazine (6-10), Dice.com (3-5), BankNews Magazine (1-2), Strategic Finance Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Trampsteamer Media (11+), Undisclosed/Top Finance & Auditing firms (11+), Undisclosed/Top Finance & Auditing 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
Equipment
Audio recorder, scanner, fax machine, laptop, two separate desktop computers (MAC and PC), two printers, digital cameras, etc.
Work Permits & Visas
U.S. citizen
References
Mark Feffer, Senior Editor, Dice Holdings, Phone: (212) 370-8516, Email: mfeffer@dice.com

Michele Ocejo, Executive Editor, The Secured Lender Magazine, 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, Managing Editor, Goizueta Magazine & Knowledge@Emory, the website for Emory University's Goizueta Business School, Phone: (404) 727-3434, Email: nicole_golston@bus.emory.edu

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

Society of Business Editors & Writers
Other
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
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
 
(Dice.com, 6/19/2013)
Spots for API developers, design engineers and product managers are growing along with the push for seamless integration of Web and mobile applications. As with many areas of tech, job titles among those who know APIs can be flexible in terms of what they do, and vary from company to company.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Knowledge@Emory, the online business news and research website for Emory University's Goizueta Business School, 5/13/2009)
From layoffs to bankruptcy filings, corporate leaders are finding it hard to go a day without delivering bad news to their staff. But the best way to deliver even the most painful information is to face it head-on, according to experts at Goizueta Business School.
(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 in order to provide org
(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.
(eFinancialCareers.com, 2/28/2007)
A candid Q&A with a top futures trader and former trading desk manager from the Chicago Merc.
(Knowledge@Emory, the online publication of Emory University's Goizueta Business School, 2/14/2007)
An online story tackling the issue of what sort of moral commitment Corporate America should have to its employees and to the world-at-large.
(eFinancialCareers.com, 1/3/2007)
A story on the job prospects for floor traders, as well as information on electronic trading opportunities.
Contact Info
  Myra Thomas
Fanwood, NJ 
USA

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