Diane Thompson

Diane Thompson - Editor

Florida panhandle

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Professional editor working for a major international publishing company. I have extensive experience with magazine editing, both for print and web, as well as corporate editing and desktop publishing, and some experience with book editing, both fiction and nonfiction. Some background in graphic design. I've been writing and editing since we used typewriters.
English (UK)
English (US)

Work experience

Senior Editor

October, 2003 – Present (over 17 years)

Senior editor for assessment branch of Pearson. Began as Senior Editor for Harcourt Publishing, and remained in the position when Pearson bought out Harcourt. Develop and edit test items and test forms, and have written and edited interpretive products such as assessment study guides and scoring guides for parents and educators.

Communications Manager

FBMC - Fringe Benefits Management Company
July, 1997 – October, 2003 (over 6 years)

Managed a team of graphic designers and copy editors in producing internal fringe benefits educational material for public employers such as school districts. Developed and managed public relations, advertising, and marketing plans. Planned and executed corporate Special Events, such as ground breakings and ribbon cuttings.

Operations Standards Manager

MPW Industrial Services
June, 1995 – July, 1997 (about 2 years)

More like a glorified technical writer than title suggests. Documented processes used by industrial cleaning company, produced time study analyses. Wrote, designed, and produced 4-color Quarterly Reports and monthly company newsletters.

Editor in Chief

Harvard Publications
April, 1994 – June, 1995 (about 1 year)

Edited and produced Predictions magazine, a sort of cross between Omni and the National Enquirer. Wrote for GadgetWorld, a sister publication, testing new gadgets and reviewing them. Managed a pool of freelance writers and editors.


Gibbons Publishing
January, 1993 – April, 1994 (about 1 year)

Edited and produced Florida Keys Magazine and the Gibbons-Humms Guide to Florida Keys and Key West. Wrote content and managed a stable of freelance writers, editors, and photographers.

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