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  Myra Thomas
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm an award-winning business & finance editor & journalist. I also cover developments in the tech world. 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, as well as finance, tech & healthcare websites, custom publications, business academic journal articles, 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 and tech info into user-friendly prose. I've written about stocks to watch, 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) 17 Years
Editor 17 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Finance 20 Years
Personal Finance 20 Years
Technology 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Secured Lender Magazine (11+), BizActions (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), Strategic Finance Magazine (1-2), BankNews 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, Emory Business Magazine, 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, 5/12/2014)
Experienced SAP professionals would be well-served to take on a hybrid role that straddles the line between technology and business.
(Dice.com, 5/8/2014)
Women comprise the minority of technology professionals - does that make them feel isolated? Not as much as some might think, according to several female developers. Gender, they say, can be a contributing factor to a sense of loneliness that is simply part of the job.
(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.
(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.
(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 o
(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, 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.
(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 
USA

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