Thomas L
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Thomas is a business owner, writer, and teacher. He is currently the director of a company that provides writing, editing, language instruction, and curriculum design to clients worldwide. As a professional writer and editor, he has completed books; e-books; web content; business communication; medical, scientific, and legal research; and educational and training curricula for businesses, individuals, financial services firms, law firms, technology companies, government agencies, and educational institutes.

Thomas has excellent written English language skills and training in technical writing and desktop publishing. He has several years of experience in domestic and international education, business, and government. He has worked as an English as a Foreign/Second Language instructor domestically and abroad; in the professional business world; as an analyst for the State of California; with local school districts in Sacramento and San Francisco; and in the community of arts, literature, and theater.

Thomas has written two complete user guides for computer hardware and software. He has provided copywriting and editing of technical documentation and web content for several technology firms. He also has experience with website design and has built and authored 2 websites using WordPress, both of which are e-commerce enabled and SEO-optimized.

In his current position, Thomas has completed many writing and editing contracts for small- and medium-sized corporations, governmental organizations, and private individuals. He has written the content for the websites of over 50 national businesses representing a wide variety of industries. He has ghost-written 5 complete reference books for topics ranging from business and finance to psychology and alternative medicine. Thomas also has several years of experience producing daily administrative documentation and inbound and outbound correspondence for banks, internet startups, and government agencies.

Thomas has extensive experience writing for professional audiences, including education, law, and medicine. He has written approximately 800 profiles of businesses, including case summaries of civil litigation, for a consumer rights law firm. As a staff editor at a research university, he provided line and structural editing for articles produced by faculty members in research areas ranging from mathematics to the social sciences to dentistry and orthopedic surgery. He has also written extensively about education policy and has written and implemented educational and training material for two California state agencies.

Thomas has written and published a novella, a short story, a poem, a coursebook in procedures manual writing, and a book about education policy. He completed the writing, editing, cover design, and formatting for these publications using desktop publishing software. Thomas has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, a Certificate in Technical Writing, a Certificate to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a Master of Arts Degree in Education. This fall, he will begin a four-year part-time program of study leading to a degree in law.
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Specialties

Thomas possesses a versatile skill set that is adaptable across virtually any area of professional, business, academic, or creative writing. He has completed a wide variety of writing and editing contracts for many different types of clients from many different industries.

Thomas specializes in writing technical documentation for end-users. The key skill for success in technical writing is the ability to transform complex, detailed technical information into step-by-step directions that non-technical audiences can easily understand. This skill was the central focus of Thomas’ certification as a technical writer. Since earning his certification, he has applied this skill across a wide range of technical fields, including computing and information technology, medicine, and law.

Thomas also specializes in writing and editing research and publications for educational institutes, government agencies, and professional firms such as law firms and financial services firms. Thomas has a sharp eye for detail and appreciates the value of academic and professional research. He enjoys writing, editing, and proofreading articles for academic and trade journals, blog posts, and books. He understands the importance and significance of accurate fact-checking and of ensuring uniform adherence to even the most minute of grammar, formatting, and usage rules. He is familiar with a range of style conventions, including those found in the style guides of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), the Associated Press (AP), and the Modern Language Association (MLA).

The competitive and innovative environment of the business world requires a different editorial focus than writing for technical, professional, and academic audiences. Consumer and popular audiences often prefer a less technical approach, so business clients prefer writers who are familiar with “user experience” (UX) models. The conventions and formulas of UX style guides are less rigid than standardized models. UX style guides may change over the course of a single assignment or contract. Thomas has experience adapting his extensive knowledge of grammar, usage, and formatting to accommodate this need for flexibility and creativity.

Of course, not all requests for writing occur at the level of the educational institute or corporation. Thomas also accepts requests from individuals to write, revise, and edit resumes, cover letters, and online professional profiles.

Interests

Thomas enjoys traveling whenever he can find time. He has been to 15 different countries in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. He especially likes to combine travel with opportunities for professional development.

Thomas has enjoyed cooking from a very young age. While still in high school, he was employed as a prep cook and learned Italian cooking from a master chef who had emigrated to the United States from Sicily. Cooking and travel seem to go together. Whenever he is abroad, Thomas enjoys sampling regional cuisines and shopping at local markets.

Thomas loves to read and enjoys spending long summer days with novels, philosophy, history, and other works of literature. He is also a fan of great music. His favorites include rock and roll, blues, folk, jazz, and classical.

Education

California State University, Sacramento

The English department at California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language.

Webster Techwriters

The Certificate in Technical Writing from Webster Techwriters includes training and guided practice in writing, editing, and illustrating end-user documentation for computer software and hardware using the Adobe desktop publishing suite. Additional components provide training in HTML, indexing, and creating digital help files using RoboHelp.

Transworld Schools

Transworld Schools is approved by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and accredited by the Accrediting Council of Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). Transworld offers language teachers the opportunity to obtain a BPPE-approved Certificate to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (CTESOL). Transworld Schools also offers General English, TOEFL Preparation, and Business English courses to international students from over 50 different countries. Transworld students study English for professional purposes, to prepare for study at college or university in the US, or for their own interest.

University of Phoenix

The Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training is a graduate degree program intended for students interested in working with adult learners. The MAEd/AET curricular components explore methods of helping adults develop self-directed and self-motivated study habits; understanding culturally diverse populations; and incorporating technology into adult education and training programs.

Education

17 Projects Completed

Thomas has edited, written, and implemented educational and training material independently and for educational institutes, businesses, and government agencies.

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
• “Relevance of the Liberal Arts in 21st Century Academics”
• “Professional Writing for Technical Staff,” a course for the staff of the California Air Resources Board.

2003-2011 | State of California
Sacramento, CA
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
• “Procedures Manual Writing,” a general course in documenting agency procedures for employees of the California State Department of Consumer Affairs.
• Training courses for the staff of the California State Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

2014-2016 | Zirve University
Gaziantep, Turkey
Language Instructor, Lecturer, Staff Editor
• “Analysis of Mathematical Mechanisms, Including the Nash Equilibrium and the Matryoshka Partition, Operating in Two-sided Matching Games”
• “Effects of Surface Treatments on the Shear Bond Strength of Luting Cements to Zirconia”
• “Evaluation of Shear Bond Strength of Two Resin Cements on Different CAD/CAM Materials”
• “Evaluation of the Cytotoxicity of Composite Resin Cements by the xCELLigence System”
• “Evaluation of the Efficacy of Different Irrigation Techniques in the Removal of Calcium Hydroxide”
• “The Moderating Effect of Organisational Justice on the Relationship between Integrity and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour in Educational Institutions”
• “New Gibbs Measures of the Vannimenus Model on a Cayley Tree”
• “New Mother’s Satisfaction with Postpartum Nursing Care and Its Predictors in a Turkish Government Hospital”
• “Opinions and Attitudes about Vasectomy of Married Couples Living in Turkey”
• “Psychological Climate: A Critical Literature Review”
• “Public Relations Press Release: Zirve University Background and Faculty Overview”
• “Regulation Draft Regarding Amendments to Title of Foundation Higher Education Institutions”
• “Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography to Evaluate the Size of Benign Jaw Lesions on Axial and Coronal Sections”

Finance

17 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas provided line and structural editing according to the User Experience (UX) style sheet of a student loan refinancing company based in New York City. The following articles were published on their corporate blog:
• “5 Common Mistakes You're Making on the FAFSA”
• “5 Point Checklist to Make Any Financial Decision”
• “5 Ways to Be a Financially Supportive Parent (Without Going Broke)”
• “The Art of Balancing Student Loan and Mortgage Payments”
• “A Case Study: How to Spend Your College Career Wisely by Starting Your Own Business”
• “Cosigner Checklist: What You Need to Breeze Through the Application Process”
• “Financial Advisors Recommend These Three Strategies for Dealing with Student Debt”
• “The Future of Work”
• “A Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Public Service Loan Forgiveness”
• “How Healthcare Professionals Can Enjoy the Benefits of Public Service Loan Forgiveness”
• “How I Refinanced My Student Loans as a Freelancer”
• “How to Streamline the Loan Application Process by Establishing a Timeline”
• “Pre-Collegiate Finances: Your Ultimate Checklist”
• “Student Loan Debt Stress Reduction: Four Proven Methods that Really Work”
• “When Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?”
• “Why It's Smart to Make In-School Student Loan Payments”
• “Why Younger Generations Have Started to Refinance Their Student Loans”

Government

12 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas provided writing and structural editing for the following founding documents of an emerging political party based in the United Kingdom:
• “The Capitalist Green Deal,” Chapters 1-10
• “Fundraising Overview”
• “The Industrialisation of New Liberia”
• Investment invitation letter
• “New Liberia Taxation”
• Prospectus
• “Why Invest in the GR?”
• “Why Move Manufacturing to the GR?”


2003-2011 | State of California
Sacramento, CA
Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjuster, State Compensation Insurance Fund
Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Department of Consumer Affairs
Thomas’ writing and editing responsibilities for these two agencies sometimes included assignments that addressed legal considerations, including:
• Writing investigative reports of alleged insurance fraud
• Writing email templates and producing daily edited versions in response to consumer and business inquiries for the California Office of Privacy Protection
• Writing training material for the staff and the California State Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
• “Procedures Manual Writing,” a general course in documenting agency procedures for employees of the California State Department of Consumer Affairs.

Medical

11 Projects Completed

2014-2016 | Zirve University
Gaziantep, Turkey
Language Instructor, Lecturer, Staff Editor
Thomas provided line editing for the following articles:
• “Effects of Surface Treatments on the Shear Bond Strength of Luting Cements to Zirconia”
• “Evaluation of Shear Bond Strength of Two Resin Cements on Different CAD/CAM Materials”
• “Evaluation of the Cytotoxicity of Composite Resin Cements by the xCELLigence System”
• “Evaluation of the Efficacy of Different Irrigation Techniques in the Removal of Calcium Hydroxide”
• “New Mother’s Satisfaction with Postpartum Nursing Care and Its Predictors in a Turkish Government Hospital”
• “Open and Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Disorders”
• “Opinions and Attitudes about Vasectomy of Married Couples Living in Turkey”
• “Shoulder Instability: Diagnosis and Treatment”
• “Survival Analysis of the New Talon Distalfix System for Proximal Femoral Fractures”
• “Technical Variables of Surgical ACL Reconstruction Affecting Postoperative Static Laxity: Clinical Implications”
• “Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography to Evaluate the Size of Benign Jaw Lesions on Axial and Coronal Sections.”

Business

8 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas provided line editing of the following online publications for a business support services company based in Switzerland:
• Complete website
• Marketing brochure.

Thomas edited several contracts and investment letters for a cannabis sales startup organization based in Southern California, including:
• Exhibit A: Licensing Agreement
• Exhibit C: Sellers’ Release
• Letter of Authorization
• Stock Purchase Agreement 1
• Stock Purchase Agreement 2.

Thomas provided line and structural editing of the following document for an international merchant selling items on the Amazon marketplace:
• Due diligence document.

CBD/Cannabis

7 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas edited several contracts and investment letters for a cannabis sales startup organization based in Southern California, including:
• Exhibit A: Licensing Agreement
• Exhibit C: Sellers’ Release
• Letter of Authorization
• Stock Purchase Agreement 1
• Stock Purchase Agreement 2.

Thomas wrote, revised, and edited the following white papers for a marketing firm based in New York that provides marketing material and press releases for a variety of businesses and industries:
• “Cannabis Solution White Paper the Canadian Cannabis Market: What Does the Legalization of Cannabis at the Federal Level in Canada Mean for the Cannabis Industry in Canada and Elsewhere?”;
• Cannabis Solution White Paper Will U.S Cannabis Supply Survive Supply Chain Hang-ups? Top 5 Supply Chain Challenges and How to Manage Through Them.”

Legal

6 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas edited several contracts and investment letters for a cannabis sales startup organization based in Southern California, including:
• Exhibit A: Licensing Agreement
• Exhibit C: Sellers’ Release
• Letter of Authorization
• Stock Purchase Agreement 1
• Stock Purchase Agreement 2.

Thomas provided original writing and line and structural editing for the following publications for a consumer rights law firm:
• “Defanging Debt Collectors."

High Tech

5 Projects Completed

2000 | Webster Techwriters
San Francisco, CA USA
Thomas earned his certification as a technical writer by completing two end-user guides. He produced all original content, including step-by-step directions, help files, indexes, and illustrations for the following technical manuals:
• Street Atlas USA User Guide
• EPSON Stylus Color 740 User’s Manual.

Apps

2 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
• Thomas was hired by an employee of a Silicon Valley-based technology firm to complete line and structural editing of an internal email proposal requesting management support for the development of a software application for internal administrative purposes.

Artificial Intelligence

1 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
• Thomas provided developmental editing for the mission statement, the user manual, and the corporate ICO concept of a technology firm developing a web-based application for verifying the credibility of information sources used in social media posts.

Blog Post

518 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas has conducted research and written detailed profiles of about 800 third-party debt collection agencies and related firms, all of which have been posted on the website of a consumer rights law firm. Following is a selection of many of the agencies about which Thomas has written:
• ABC Collectors, Inc.
• ABC Financial Services, Inc.
• Accelerated Financial Solutions, LLC
• Accelerated Servicing Group, LLC
• Access Receivables Management, Inc.
• Acclaim Credit Technologies, Inc.
• Account Control Bureau, Inc.
• Account Control Technology, Inc.
• Account Discovery Systems, LLC
• Account Resolution Services, LLC
• Accounts Management, Inc.
• Accounts Receivable Consultants, Inc.
• Action Collection Agency of Boston
• Action Revenue Recovery, LLC
• Ad Astra Recovery Services, Inc.
• Adler Wallach & Associates, Inc. (AWA)
• Admin Recovery, LLC
• Advanced Recovery Services, Inc.
• Affiliate Asset Solutions, LLC
• Aldous & Associates, PLLC
• Aldridge Pite, LLP
• All Debt Solutions, Inc.
• Allen, Maxwell & Silver, Inc.
• Alliance Group & Associates, LLC
• Allied Interstate, LLC
• Alltran Financial, LP
• Expert Global Solutions (now Alorica, Inc.)
• Alpha Recovery Corporation
• Altus Global Trade Solutions, Inc.
• American Credit Resolution, Inc.
• American Medical Collection Agency, Inc.
• American Profit Recovery, Inc.
• American Recovery Service, Inc.
• AmerAssist A/R Solutions
• AmeriCollect, Inc.
• Andreu, Palma, Lavin & Solis, PLLC
• Apex Asset Management, LLC
• ARC Management Group, LLC
• A.R.M. Solutions, Inc.
• Armada Corporation
• ARstrat, LLC
• AscensionPoint Recovery Services, LLC
• Aspen National Collections
• Asset Acceptance Capital Corp., LLC
• Asset Maximization Group, Inc.
• Associated Credit Services, Inc.
• Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc.
• Atlantic Recovery Solutions
• Audit & Adjustment Co., Inc.
• Automated Collection Services, Inc.
• Balanced Healthcare Receivables, LLC
• BARR Credit Services, Inc.
• Bass & Associates, P.C.
• BCA Financial Services, Inc.
• Benjamin & Williams Credit Investigators, Inc.
• Benuck & Rainey, Inc.
• Berks Credit & Collections, Inc.
• Berman & Rabin, P.A.
• BHK Financial, LLC 136
• Biltmore Asset Management, LLC
• Bison Recovery Group, Inc.
• Blakely-Witt & Associates
• Bronstein & Weiss Arbitration, Inc.
• Bryant, Bryant & Associates, LLC
• BSI Financial Services, Inc.
• Budget Control Services, Inc.
• Bureau of Medical Economics, Inc.
• CAC Financial Corp.
• Capital Recovery Systems, Inc.
• Cascade Collections, Inc.
• Cawley & Bergmann, LLP
• CBJ Credit Recovery, Inc.
• CBM Services, Inc.
• CBV Collection Services, Ltd.
• CCI Contract Callers, Inc.
• Cedar Financial, LLC
• Central Credit Services, LLC
• Central Portfolio Control, Inc.
• Central States Recovery, Inc.
• Century Financial Services, Inc.
• Certified Credit & Collection Bureau, Inc.
• Clearview Resolution Services
• The CMI Group
• Coast Professional, Inc.
• Cohen, Roberts & Associates, LLC
• Collection Bureau of Hudson Valley, Inc.
• Collection Bureau Services, Inc.
• Collection Services of Athens, Inc.
• Collection Service of Nevada, Inc.
• Collection Technology, Inc.
• Collins Asset Group, LLC
• Columbia Recovery Group, LLC
• Commercial Acceptance Company, Inc.
• Complete Payment Recovery Services, Inc.
• Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems, Inc.
• Consumer Collection Management, Inc.
• Consumer Solutions Group, LLC
• Continental Credit Control, Inc.
• Credit Adjustments, Inc.
• Credit Bureau Associates, Inc.
• Credit Bureau Collection Services, Inc.
• Credit Bureau of Lancaster County, Inc.
• Credit Bureau Systems, Inc.
• Credit Corp Solutions, Inc.
• Credit Counsel, Inc.
• Credit Management Company, Inc.
• Credit Management Control, Inc.
• Credit Management Control, Inc.
• Credit Service Company, Inc.
• Credit Systems of the Fox Valley, Inc.
• Credit Union Recovery, Inc.
• Creditors’ Discount & Audit Company
• CRF Solutions, Inc.
• Critical Resolution Mediation, LLC
• Crown Asset Management, LLC
• CSO Financial, Inc.
• C. Tech Collections, Inc.
• Data Check of America, Inc.
• Debt Management, Inc.
• Deceased Case Management Services, LLC
• Delmarva Collections, Inc.
• Delta Management Associates, Inc.
• Delta Outsource Group, Inc.
• DFC Legal Services, LLC
• Dominion Law Associates, PLLC
• Dynamic Legal Recovery, Inc.
• Eagle Recovery Associates, Inc.
• Eastern Asset Solutions, LLC
• Eastpoint Recovery Group, Inc.
• Element Global Services, Inc.
• Emmett L. Goodman, Jr., LLC
• Empereon Constar Financial Services, LLC
• Encore Receivable Management
• Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.
• Estate Information Services, LLC
• Everest Receivable Services
• Evergreen Financial Services, Inc.
• Evergreen Professional Services, Inc.
• Exeter Finance Corporation
• Express Recovery Services, Inc.
• Fairway Capital Recovery, LLC
• Federal Adjustment Bureau, Inc.
• Fenton & McGarvey Law Firm, P.S.C.
• F.H. Cann & Associates, Inc.
• Finance System of Richmond, Inc.
• Financial Asset Management Systems, Inc.
• First National Collection Bureau, Inc.
• Financial Corporation of America
• Financial Credit Network, Inc.
• Financial Data Systems
• Financial Data Systems
• Financial Recovery Services, Inc.
• Finex Group, LLC
• First Choice Assets, LLC
• First Federal Credit Control, Inc.
• First National Collection Bureau, Inc.
• FirstCollect, Inc.
• FirstPoint, Inc.
• Firstsource Advantage, LLC
• FMA Alliance, Ltd.
• FMS, Inc.
• Focus Financial Services, Inc.
• Focused Recovery Solutions, Inc.
• Forster & Garbus, LLP
• Fox Collection Center, Inc.
• Fresno Credit Bureau
• Frontline Asset Strategies, LLC
• Fulton, Friedman & Gullace, LLP
• Gamache & Myers, P.C.
• Gatestone & Co.
• General Revenue Corporation (GRC)
• General Service Bureau, Inc.
• Genesis Credit Management, LLC
• Genpact Services, LLC
• Glasser and Glasser, P.L.C.
• Global Asset Financial Services Group, LLC
• Global Credit Network, LLC
• Global Receivables Solutions, Inc.
• Global Trust Management, LLC
• Goldsmith & Hull, A.P.C.
• Granite Creditors Service, Inc.
• Grant Mercantile Agency, Inc.
• Grimley Financial Corporation
• Grimley Financial Corporation
• Gurstel Law Firm, P.C.
• Arnold Scott Harris, P.C. (Harris & Harris)
• Hayt, Hayt, & Landau, LLC
• HCI Healthcare Collections, LLC
• Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group, LLC
• Helvey & Associates, Inc.
• Herbert P. Sears Co., Inc.
• Hollis Cobb Associates, Inc.
• Holloway Credit Solutions, LLC
• HSI Financial Services, LLC
• Hunt & Henriques
• ICS Capital Services, LLC
• ICS Collection Service, Inc.
• Ideal Collection Services, Inc.
• Immediate Credit Recovery, Inc.
• Independent Recovery Resources, Inc.
• Integral Recoveries, Inc.
• Integrated Recovery Services
• Interstate Credit & Collections, Inc.
• Investment Retrievers, Inc.
• J.A. Cambece Law Office, P.C.
• Javitch Block, LLC
• J.C. Chsristensen & Associates
• J.J. Marshall & Associates, Inc.
• JNR Adjustment Company, Inc.
• Johnson Mark, LLC
• JP Recovery Services, Inc.
• Kansas Counselors, Inc.
• KeyBridge Medical Revenue Care, Inc.
• Keynote Consulting, Inc.
• Key2Recovery, Inc.
• Kings Credit Services, Inc.
• Kinum, Inc.
• Knight Adjustment Bureau, Inc.
• Kohn Law Firm, S.C.
• Kramer & Frank, P.C.
• Kross, Lieberman & Stone, Inc.
• Lamont, Hanley & Associates, Inc.
• Lang, Reichert & Patch
• Law Offices of Crystal Moroney, P.C.
• The Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff, P.C.
• The Law Office of Jason J. Evans
• The Law Offices of Joel Cardis, LLC
• The Law Offices of Mitchell D. Bluhm & Associates, LLC
• LCS Financial Services Corporation
• The Leviton Law Firm, Ltd.
• Liberty Acquisitions, LLC
• Lionstone Holdings Group, LLC
• Louisiana Recovery Services, Inc.
• Love, Beal & Nixon, P.C.
• LTI Receivables
• Lustig, Glaser & Wilson, P.C.
• Malcolm S. Gerald and Associates, Inc.
• Mandarich Law Group, LLC
• Mariner Finance, LLC
• Maury Cobb, Attorney at Law, LLC
• McNeil & Meyers Asset Management, LLC
• Meade & Associates
• Med-1 Solutions, LLC
• Medical Business Bureau
• Medical Data Systems, Inc.
• Medicredit, Inc.
• Mercantile Adjustment Bureau, LLC
• Merchants Adjustment Service, Inc.
• Merchants Credit Association, Inc.
• Merchants & Medical Credit Corporation
• Merchants’ Credit Guide Co.
• Messerli & Kramer
• Metro Collection Service, Inc.
• Mid Atlantic Consumer Services, LLC
• Midland Credit Management, Inc.
• Midstate Collection Solutions, Inc.
• Millennium Financial Group, LLC
• Miller, Stark, Klein & Assoc.
• MiraMed Revenue Group, LLC
• Mirand Response Systems, Inc.
• Mnet Financial, Inc.
• Mountain Land Collections, Inc.
• The National Business Factors Group, Inc.
• National Check Resolution, Inc.
• National Commercial Services, Inc.
• National Management Recovery Corporation
• National Patient Account Services, Inc.
• National Principal Group, LLC
• Nations Recovery Center, Inc.
• Nationwide Credit Corporation
• Nationwide Debt Management Solutions, LLC
• Nationwide Recovery Systems, Ltd.
• NCO Financial Systems, Inc. (now Alorica, Inc.)
• NCSPlus, Inc.
• Nelson & Kennard
• Nelson, Cruz & Associates, LLC
• New Century Financial Services, Inc.
• New Era Asset Management, LLC
• Niagara Credit Solutions, Inc.
• North American Recovery, Inc.
• Northwood Asset Management Group, LLC
• OAC Collection Specialists, Inc.
• Olympic Collection, Inc.
• Omega RMS, LLC
• Optio Solutions, LLC
• Oshkosh Collection and Recovery
• Overton, Russell, Doerr, and Donovan, LLP
• Paramount Recovery Systems, LP
• Patenaude & Felix, APC
• Paul Michael Associates, Inc.
• Payliance, Inc.
• Paytek Solutions, Inc.
• P&B Capital Group, LLC
• PDQ Services, Inc.
• PDS Mediation Services of Ohio
• Pendrick Capital Partners, LLC
• Penn Credit Corporation
• Perfection Collection, LLC
• Performant Financial Corporation
• Peter Roberts & Associates, Inc.
• Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd.
• Phoenix Financial Services, LLC
• Pinnacle Asset Group, LLC
• Pinnacle Recovery, Inc.
• Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc.
• Platinum Holdings Group, LLC
• Plaza Services, LLC
• PlusFour, Inc.
• PMAB, LLC
• Praxis Financial Solutions, Inc.
• Premier Asset Recovery Group, LLC
• Premier Credit of North America, LLC
• Premier Portfolio Group
• Premier Recovery Group
• Premium Asset Services, LLC
• Pressler & Pressler, LLC
• Prince-Parker & Associates, Inc.
• Professional Account Management, LLC
• Professional Adjustment Corp. of SW FL, Inc.
• Professional Bureau of Collections of Maryland, Inc.
• Professional Claims Bureau, Inc.
• Professional Medical Management, Inc.
• Professional Placement Services, LLC
• Profit Services Group
• Progressive Management Systems
• Protocol Recovery Service, Inc.
• Puget Sound Collections, Inc.
• Quality Asset Recovery, LLC
• Quantum Collections
• R.A. Rogers, Inc.
• RAB Performance Recoveries, LLC
• Radius Global Solutions
• Rapid Recovery Solution, Inc.
• Rash Curtis & Associates
• Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLP
• RCB Collections, Inc.
• Real Time Resolutions, Inc.
• Receivable Solutions, Inc.
• Receivables Management Partners, LLC
• Receivable Management Services Corp.
• Receivable Recovery Services, LLC
• Receivable Solutions Specialists, Inc.
• Receivables Outsourcing, Inc.
• Recovery Management Services, Inc.
• Red Cedar Associates, LLC
• Regional Acceptance Corporation
• Regional Adjustment Bureau, Inc.
• Reliance Recoveries (aka Accounts Receivable Services, LLC)
• Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC
• Rent Recover, LLC
• Rent Recovery Solutions, LLC
• RentDebt Automated Collections, LLC
• Renton Collections, Inc.
• ResidentCollect, Inc.
• Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc.
• Revenue Assistance Corporation
• Revenue Management Excellence, Inc. (Remex)
• RevSolve, Inc.
• RGS Financial, Inc.
• Rickart Collection Systems, Inc.
• RJM Acquisitions, LLC
• RMA Recovery Group, LLC
• Rodenburg Law Firm, LLP
• Roquemore & Roquemore, Inc.
• Rosenthal, Morgan & Thomas, Inc.
• RS Clark & Associates
• RSI Enterprises, Inc.
• Rubin & Rothman, LLC
• Rushmore Service Center, LLC
• Sage Capital Recovery, LLC
• Sage Resolution Group
• SARMA, Inc.
• Savit Collection Agency
• SCA Collections, Inc.
• Schreiber/Cohen, LLC
• Seattle Service Bureau, Inc.
• Second Round, LP
• Secured Resolutions, LLC
• Security Credit Services, LLC
• Security Finance
• Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc.
• Select Resource Group
• Selip & Stylianou, LLP
• Senex Services Corporation
• Sentry Credit, Inc.
• Seterus, Inc.
• Shermeta Law Group, PLLC
• Simon’s Agency, Inc.
• SIMM Associates, Inc.
• Sky Recovery Services, Ltd.
• Smith, Rouchon & Associates, Inc.
• Richard Sokoloff, Attorney at Law
• Solomon and Solomon, P.C.
• Source Receivables Management, LLC
• Southern Credit Recovery, Inc.
• Southern Oregon Credit Service, Inc.
• Southwest Recovery Services, Inc.
• Spears, DeWitt & Hall, Inc.
• Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC
• Springer Collections, Inc.
• Square Two Financial Corporation
• Stallings & Bischoff, P.C.
• Stanislaus Credit Control Service, Inc.
• The Stark Agency, Inc.
• State Collection Service, Inc.
• States Recovery Systems, Inc.
• Stenger & Stenger, PC
• Stevens Business Service, Inc.
• Stillman Law Office
• Stoneleigh Recovery Associates, LLC
• Stuart-Lippman & Associates, Inc.
• Sunrise Credit Services, Inc.
• Suburban Credit Corporation
• Summit Receivables, LLP
• Suttell & Hammer, P.S.
• Synchrony Financial, et al.
• Synergetic Communication, Inc.
• Synerprise Consulting Services, Inc.
• Tate & Kirlin Associates, Inc.
• The Thomas Agency, Inc.
• Thomas George Associates, Ltd.
• Thunderbird Collection Specialists, Inc.
• Torres Credit Services, Inc.
• Total Account Specialty Collections
• The TRAF Group, Inc.
• Trans-Continental Credit & Collection Corp.
• Trident Asset Management
• Trinity Hope Associates, LLC
• Trojan Professional Services, Inc.
• TRS Recovery Services, Inc.
• TrueAccord Corp.
• TSC Accounts Receivable Solu6ons
• Tucker, Albin & Associates, Inc.
• Tulsa Adjustment Bureau, Inc.
• Turtle Creek Assets, Ltd.
• Unique Management Services, Inc.
• Unifin, Inc.
• Unifund CCR, LLC
• United Collection Bureau, Inc.
• United Consumers, Inc.
• United Debt Holding, LLC
• United Legal Group, Inc.
• United Receivables Group, LLC
• United Resource Systems, Inc.
• United Revenue Corporation
• U.S. Collections West, Inc.
• USCB America
• USCB Corporation
• USI Solutions, Inc.
• Valarity, LLC
• Valentine & Kebartas, LLC
• Van Ru Credit Corpora0on
• Velocity Investments, LLC
• Vengroff Williams, Inc.
• Viking Client Services, LLC
• Virtuoso Sourcing Group, LLC
• Vital Solutions, Inc.
• Wakefield & Associates
• Weber & Olcese, P.L.C.
• Weinberg Mediation Group, LLC
• Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA
• West Asset Management
• Wilber & Associates, P.C.
• Williams & Fudge, Inc.
• Williams, Rush & Associates, LLC
• Wilshire Consumer Credit, et al.
• Windham Professionals, Inc.
• Winn Law Group, APC
• Works & Lentz, Inc.
• World Acceptance Corporation
• Zenco Collects
• Zwicker & Associates, P.C.


Thomas has also provided line and structural editing according to the User Experience (UX) style sheet of a student loan refinancing company based in New York City. The following articles were published on their corporate blog:
• “5 Common Mistakes You're Making on the FAFSA”
• “5 Point Checklist to Make Any Financial Decision”
• “5 Ways to Be a Financially Supportive Parent (Without Going Broke)”
• “The Art of Balancing Student Loan and Mortgage Payments”
• “A Case Study: How to Spend Your College Career Wisely by Starting Your Own Business”
• “Cosigner Checklist: What You Need to Breeze Through the Application Process”
• “Financial Advisors Recommend These Three Strategies for Dealing with Student Debt”
• “The Future of Work”
• “A Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Public Service Loan Forgiveness”
• “How Healthcare Professionals Can Enjoy the Benefits of Public Service Loan Forgiveness”
• “How I Refinanced My Student Loans as a Freelancer”
• “How to Streamline the Loan Application Process by Establishing a Timeline”
• “Pre-Collegiate Finances: Your Ultimate Checklist”
• “Student Loan Debt Stress Reduction: Four Proven Methods that Really Work”
• “When Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?”
• “Why It's Smart to Make In-School Student Loan Payments”
• “Why Younger Generations Have Started to Refinance Their Student Loans.”

Direct Mail

100 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Levitate is a video-production company that helps business optimize their websites for maximum exposure to consumer markets.
• Thomas edited and completed over 100 marketing letters addressed to potential clients as part of a mass mailing campaign.

Landing Page

53 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas conducted market research and wrote the content for the landing pages of more than 50 national businesses representing a range of industries and professions, including:
• Athletic Solutions Group
• Aus-Tex Sandblasting
• The Beach House Spa
• Best Practices for Hiring a Handyman
• Best Practices for Hiring a Real Estate Agent
• Best Practices for Hiring an Electrician
• Best Practices for Hiring and Evaluating Coaches
• Carpet Network and Renovations
• Classic Roseville Homes
• CNAA Buyers Guide
• Contentz Press Release
• Done Right Power Washing
• Erie Landscaping Design
• EZ Yogurt Maker
• First American Security Services
• Four Seasons
• Golden Leaf Tree Experts
• Good News Gutters
• Good News Roofing
• Handyman Help for Seniors
• Hill's Piano Service
• Hiring a Handyman for Monthly and Seasonal Tasks
• How to Manage Student Loan Debt
• How to Start Saving and Investing for Retirement
• Hiring a Real Estate Agent
• Hiring a Seasonal Handyman for Christmas Installations
• How to Secure a Home Loan
• Hi-Way Block and Patio
• Jim’s Quality Painting
• Kaizen Academy
• Kingdom Kidz Academy
• Lady Bug Pest Control
• Making an Offer
• Manufacturing Services
• Marketing a Home
• Massage Consent
• Matthew's Lending Library
• Mid Citi Interiors
• MOBS Barber
• Morris Power Washing
• MPR Tech Solutions
• North Georgia Home Appraisals
• Precision Electric
• Roseville Home Improvement
• Second Opinion Spine
• Southwest Psychological Services
• Star Delta
• Stewart Hardwood Floors
• Support Epilepsy in Guiding Epileptics (SEIGE)
• Talamantez Karate
• United Transportation Company
• What Is My Credit Score?
• The Yard Man

Article

18 Projects Completed

2014-2016 | Zirve University
Gaziantep, Turkey
Language Instructor, Lecturer, Staff Editor
Thomas provided line editing for the following articles:
• “Analysis of Mathematical Mechanisms, Including the Nash Equilibrium and the Matryoshka Partition, Operating in Two-sided Matching Games”
• “Effects of Surface Treatments on the Shear Bond Strength of Luting Cements to Zirconia”
• “Evaluation of Shear Bond Strength of Two Resin Cements on Different CAD/CAM Materials”;
• “Evaluation of the Cytotoxicity of Composite Resin Cements by the xCELLigence System”
• “Evaluation of the Efficacy of Different Irrigation Techniques in the Removal of Calcium Hydroxide”
• “The Moderating Effect of Organisational Justice on the Relationship between Integrity and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour in Educational Institutions”
• “New Gibbs Measures of the Vannimenus Model on a Cayley Tree”
• “New Mother’s Satisfaction with Postpartum Nursing Care and Its Predictors in a Turkish Government Hospital”
• “Opinions and Attitudes about Vasectomy of Married Couples Living in Turkey”
• “Psychological Climate: A Critical Literature Review”
• “Public Relations Press Release: Zirve University Background and Faculty Overview”
• “Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography to Evaluate the Size of Benign Jaw Lesions on Axial and Coronal Sections.”

While staff editor at Zirve University, Thomas also provided line and structural editing for the following articles written by the medical staff of a local hospital:
• “Open and Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Disorders”
• “Shoulder Instability: Diagnosis and Treatment”
• “Survival Analysis of the New Talon Distalfix System for Proximal Femoral Fractures”
• “Technical Variables of Surgical ACL Reconstruction Affecting Postoperative Static Laxity: Clinical Implications.”

Book

16 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas has completed independent publications and accepted editing contracts from private individuals. These publications include:
• “Relevance of the Liberal Arts in 21st Century Academics,” 2017
• “Action Research Results and Findings: Professional Development Activities,” 2015
• “Theory into Practice: A First-Year Teacher’s Guide for Success in the International Language Classroom,” 2016
• “Procedures Manual Writing,” 2014
• “Zip Code,” a short story, 2013
• “Lesson Planning, Classroom Management, and Curriculum Design Method in the Adult ESOL Classroom,” 2013
• “Long Night Out,” a novella, 2009
• “Prey,” published in the anthology, “Tracing the Infinite,” International Library of Poetry, 2004.

During the second half of 2019, Thomas researched, wrote, and edited the following books for a ghostwriting firm based in Canada:
• “Accounting for Beginners: A Simple and Updated Guide to Learning Basic Accounting Concepts and Principles Quickly and Easily, Including Financial Statements and Adjusting Entries for Small Businesses”
• “Bookkeeping for Beginners: Learn the Essential Basics of Bookkeeping for Small Businesses with Simple and Effective Methods Step-by-Step (Comprehensive Accounting, Financial Statements, and QuickBooks)”
• “Chakras for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Healing, Balance, and Awakening Your Energy”
• “Dark Psychology and Manipulation: For a Better Life: The Ultimate Guide to Learning the Art of Persuasion, Emotional Influence, NLP Secrets, Hypnosis, Body Language, and Mind Control Techniques”
• “Options Trading: A Beginner's Guide to Highly Profitable Option Trades - Proven Strategies, Trading Tools, Rules, and Money Management”
• “Reiki for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Healing Your Mind, Body, and Soul.”


2000 | Webster Techwriters
San Francisco, CA USA
Thomas earned his certification as a technical writer by completing two end-user guides. He produced all original content, including step-by-step directions, help files, indexes, and illustrations for the following technical manuals:
• Street Atlas USA User Guide
• EPSON Stylus Color 740 User’s Manual.

Resume

7 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas has completed writing and editing contracts for private individuals and corporate clients, including the following:
• Resume revisions, cover letter drafts, and online profile revisions for 7 individuals.

Web Page

6 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director

Thomas has built and authored two complete websites:
• Education Associates
• Luddite Online

Thomas provided line editing of the following online publications for a business support services company based in Switzerland:
• Complete website
• Marketing brochure.

Fresh Right Hand (FRH) provides copy writing services for companies advertising on the internet.
• Thomas provided business descriptions and location information for about 100 restaurants located throughout the United States.

Thomas provided copy writing for the website of a commercial real estate broker based in Southern California. He wrote property descriptions for prospective buyers of the following businesses:
• La Arcada Bistro
• Santa Cruz Market
• Silvergreens Café.


1996-1999 | Private sector technology and finance
San Francisco, CA
Proofreader and Editor
• Thomas provided line and structural editing of print and web versions of corporate prospectuses for a professional proofreading and editing service.

eBook

6 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
During the second half of 2019, Thomas researched, wrote and edited the following books for a ghost writing from based in Canada:
• “Accounting for Beginners: A Simple and Updated Guide to Learning Basic Accounting Concepts and Principles Quickly and Easily, Including Financial Statements and Adjusting Entries for Small Businesses”;
• “Bookkeeping for Beginners: Learn the Essential Basics of Bookkeeping for Small Businesses with Simple and Effective Methods Step-by-Step (Comprehensive Accounting, Financial Statements, and QuickBooks)”;
• “Chakras for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Healing, Balance, and Awakening Your Energy”;
• “Dark Psychology and Manipulation: For a Better Life: The Ultimate Guide to Learning the Art of Persuasion, Emotional Influence, NLP Secrets, Hypnosis, Body Language, and Mind Control Techniques”;
• “Options Trading: A Beginner's Guide to Highly Profitable Option Trades - Proven Strategies, Trading Tools, Rules, and Money Management”;
• “Reiki for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Healing Your Mind, Body, and Soul.”

Thomas provided original writing and line and structural editing for the following publications of a consumer rights law firm:
• “Defanging Debt Collectors"

Email Copy

4 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
• Thomas was hired by an employee of a Silicon Valley-based technology firm to complete line and structural editing of an internal email proposal requesting management support for the development of a software application for internal administrative purposes.


2005-2011 | California Department of Consumer Affairs
Sacramento, CA USA
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
• Thomas produced direct email correspondence providing guidance to over 5,000 individual taxpayers who had suffered damages resulting from identity theft and other violations of internet privacy and financial laws.


1996-1999 | Private sector technology and finance
San Francisco, CA
Office Assistant | Customer Service Representative
• Thomas provided structural and line editing for outbound business correspondence for an internet startup that featured art sales via an online art gallery.
• Thomas wrote and provided line and structural editing of administrative documentation and outbound business correspondence for a private investment bank.

White Paper

3 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Thomas wrote, revised, and edited the following white papers for a marketing firm based in New York that provides marketing material and press releases for a variety of businesses and industries:
• “F&B Solution Whitepaper: When Big Data Analytics Means Big Business—5 Ways Big Data Analytics is Reshaping the Food and Beverage Industry”
• “Cannabis Solution White Paper the Canadian Cannabis Market: What Does the Legalization of Cannabis at the Federal Level in Canada Mean for the Cannabis Industry in Canada and Elsewhere?”
• Cannabis Solution White Paper Will U.S Cannabis Supply Survive Supply Chain Hang-ups? Top 5 Supply Chain Challenges and How to Manage Through Them.”

Catalog

1 Projects Completed

2014-Present | Education Associates, LP
Sacramento, CA USA
Director
Kilbourne, Ltd. is a sewing and crafts company based in Ireland.
• Thomas revised, edited, and formatted descriptions of sewing machine parts and accessories for inclusion in KIlbourne's product catalog.

Press Release

1 Projects Completed

2014-2016 | Zirve University
Gaziantep, Turkey
Language Instructor, Lecturer, Staff Editor
Zirve University is a research university based in Southeast Turkey. As staff editor, Thomas provided line and structural editing for the following press release:
• “Public Relations Press Release: Zirve University Background and Faculty Overview.”

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