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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson - Editor

St. Petersburg, FL, United States

I’ve edited over 30 books. Notably, I edited the memoir of Cecilia Perez-Matos, the daughter of the former of President of Venezuela.

Overview

Do you want to get published?

I just finished editing Soldier of Pride, a novel by Tossia Mitchell, which is now being released by World Castle Publishing. Another novel I edited, The Thunderbunny Chronicles, was also picked up by a traditional publisher.

However, my successful collaborations aren't limited to fiction. I edited African Dance with Passion by Kukuwa Kyereboah-Nuamah, which was released by Cognella Academic Publishing. And to reiterate, The President's Daughter, an award-winning memoir by Cecilia Perez-Matos, was just picked up by Harvard Square Editions.

To give you a glimpse into what it's like to work with me as an editor, here are some testimonials from a few of my clients:

"Tom is amazing! Both his skills and work ethic are exceptional. I would recommend Tom to anyone looking for editing/proofreading."
- Cecilia Perez-Matos, author of The President's Daughter

"I am glad I chose Tom Johnson to do my book project. He is great, efficient, attentive to detail, goes out his way with research needed for the project, and does not stop until the work is completed. I will definitely hire him again."
- Kukuwa Kyereboah-Nuamah, author of African Dance with Passion

"Many, many thanks to Tom for all of the book editing! I really appreciate all of his help and expertise. It was great working with him, and I look forward to working with him again in the future."
– Stephen Pinney, MD and author of How Hockey Can Save Healthcare

Services
Non-Fiction
Architecture Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Health & wellbeing Law

Work experience

Freelance Editor, Proofreader, and Writer

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (almost 4 years)

 Utilize expertise in English to create more effective content.
 Eliminate mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
 Develop content, improve storytelling, provide helpful feedback, and ghostwrite as requested.
 Improve and brand content to enhance the internet presence of companies.
 Make deadlines, excel in fast-paced situations, and collaborate as a team member.

Conversant with:
 The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition
 The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd edition
 Associated Press Stylebook, 2015
 Microsoft Office (including Word’s Track Changes function)

Education highlights:
 Editing coursework with Jacqueline Landis
 Storytelling coursework with Tony Award Winner Jon Jory

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Thunderbunny Chronicles: Volume 1

Gary Stephen Moore

Transported to a stunning mountainous landscape, a young man is welcomed into an enormous gathering of the local denizens who tell him how fortuitous his arrival actually is. He discovers that it is the annual Great Gathering of the Thunderbunny clan, who trace their heritage to a time before the Great Flood. As explained to the young man by the matriarch of the Thunderbunnys herself, Magnolia... read more

Transported to a stunning mountainous landscape, a young man is welcomed into an enormous gathering of the local denizens who tell him how fortuitous his arrival actually is. He discovers that it is the annual Great Gathering of the Thunderbunny clan, who trace their heritage to a time before the Great Flood. As explained to the young man by the matriarch of the Thunderbunnys herself, Magnolia... read more

African Dance with Passion

Kukuwa Kyereboah-Nuamah

African Dance with Passion is a vibrant introduction to African dances from across the continent. The book breaks down the various dance techniques, educates students about the cultures that created the dances, and explains the meanings behind them. Students will learn the detailed choreography of ten different dances and become familiar with the elements, such as the use of a live drummer, th... read more

African Dance with Passion is a vibrant introduction to African dances from across the continent. The book breaks down the various dance techniques, educates students about the cultures that created the dances, and explains the meanings behind them. Students will learn the detailed choreography of ten different dances and become familiar with the elements, such as the use of a live drummer, th... read more

How To Pass The Architecture Registration Exam: A Handbook To Taking The ARE

Michael Riscica AIA

No matter where you are in the ARE process, you will benefit from this book. From deciding if taking the ARE is the right path for you to figuring out what to do after you’ve passed, How to Pass the ARE will give valuable information to help you move through the AREs towards becoming a Licensed Architect. In 120 pages, How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam, takes a thorough look at th... read more

No matter where you are in the ARE process, you will benefit from this book. From deciding if taking the ARE is the right path for you to figuring out what to do after you’ve passed, How to Pass the ARE will give valuable information to help you move through the AREs towards becoming a Licensed Architect. In 120 pages, How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam, takes a thorough look at th... read more

Powerful Presentations

Ned Jamieson

Learn the rules utilized by world-class speakers. Powerful Presentations: What The Best Speakers Know will teach you how to structure, design and deliver a powerful and engaging presentation. This comprehensive guide will benefit speakers of all experience levels.

Learn the rules utilized by world-class speakers. Powerful Presentations: What The Best Speakers Know will teach you how to structure, design and deliver a powerful and engaging presentation. This comprehensive guide will benefit speakers of all experience levels.

Take the Elevator Instead Of The Stairs: Become An Authority In your Industry

Lisa Williams

There are many professionals and entrepreneurs that are great at what they do, but no one know s them. They are lost in a sea of others that do what they do. How To Position yourself as an authority, explains what it takes to differentiate yourself from your competitor and how to utilize 3rd party media leverage their credibility and positioning yourself as the expert in your niche.

There are many professionals and entrepreneurs that are great at what they do, but no one know s them. They are lost in a sea of others that do what they do. How To Position yourself as an authority, explains what it takes to differentiate yourself from your competitor and how to utilize 3rd party media leverage their credibility and positioning yourself as the expert in your niche.

How Hockey Can Save Healthcare: A Principle-Based Approach to Reforming the Canadian Healthcare System

Stephen Pinney Md

Canadians are passionate about their healthcare system-and their hockey. While the Canadian medical system is a source of pride-based on ideals of universal coverage, public funding, and high-quality medical care-this treasured healthcare system is failing due to soaring costs, the challenge of an aging population, and poor care delivery. It needs a reality check. Dr. Stephen Pinney pulls the ... read more

Canadians are passionate about their healthcare system-and their hockey. While the Canadian medical system is a source of pride-based on ideals of universal coverage, public funding, and high-quality medical care-this treasured healthcare system is failing due to soaring costs, the challenge of an aging population, and poor care delivery. It needs a reality check. Dr. Stephen Pinney pulls the ... read more

Full Stack Recruiter: The Modern Recruiter's Guide

Jan Tegze

Are you ready to learn everything about sourcing and recruitment?Then you’re looking at the right book!If you are working in the recruitment business, if you are new at it or wish to begin a career as a recruiter, you need to know some important information. Of course, you weren’t born with that knowledge, but don’t worry, that’s what this book is here for!While reading this book, you will fin... read more

Are you ready to learn everything about sourcing and recruitment?Then you’re looking at the right book!If you are working in the recruitment business, if you are new at it or wish to begin a career as a recruiter, you need to know some important information. Of course, you weren’t born with that knowledge, but don’t worry, that’s what this book is here for!While reading this book, you will fin... read more

The Top 12 Mistakes People Make with Their Immigration Cases: And How To Avoid Then

Abraham B. Cardenas

Every immigration case—even the simplest of cases—is a journey through a vast maze of complex immigrations laws full of twists and turns. With an immigration case, the road to success is full of obstacles, road blocks, detours, and dead ends. You need to know how to navigate through this system so you can avoid the mistakes that can get you lost within it. To have the best possibility of reach... read more

Every immigration case—even the simplest of cases—is a journey through a vast maze of complex immigrations laws full of twists and turns. With an immigration case, the road to success is full of obstacles, road blocks, detours, and dead ends. You need to know how to navigate through this system so you can avoid the mistakes that can get you lost within it. To have the best possibility of reach... read more

Mental Health Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Art Levine

The no-holds-barred and crucial call to action for America’s broken mental health system, by a prize-winning investigative journalistThe mental health system in America is hardly the front-burner issue it should be, despite lip service about reform after each new tragic mass killing. Yet every American should care deeply about fixing a system a presidential commission reported was in “shambles... read more

The no-holds-barred and crucial call to action for America’s broken mental health system, by a prize-winning investigative journalistThe mental health system in America is hardly the front-burner issue it should be, despite lip service about reform after each new tragic mass killing. Yet every American should care deeply about fixing a system a presidential commission reported was in “shambles... read more

How to Build Your Online Presence in Less than a Week

Brenda Jeppesen

Do you want to learn how to build your online presence in less than a week? Now you can!We all have a gift, a purpose—something we do that serves others. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we all know how to get our story out there. This eBook is meant for intellectually gifted entrepreneurs who’ve never ventured down the path of learning technology—or more specifically, social media. In this e... read more

Do you want to learn how to build your online presence in less than a week? Now you can!We all have a gift, a purpose—something we do that serves others. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we all know how to get our story out there. This eBook is meant for intellectually gifted entrepreneurs who’ve never ventured down the path of learning technology—or more specifically, social media. In this e... read more

The 60-Second Sale: Avoid Burnout, Save Time, And Become A Member Of The Sales Elite.

Aline Bender

What is at stake for salespeople relying on face-to-face sales to earn a lucrative living? What is the solution? Your sales presentation must be highly systemized, engaging, and condensed. Otherwise, you will quickly lose your potential clients’ attention, interest, and business.Learn and apply The 60-Second Sales Method immediately. Step-by-step instructions and a blueprint for creating a bul... read more

What is at stake for salespeople relying on face-to-face sales to earn a lucrative living? What is the solution? Your sales presentation must be highly systemized, engaging, and condensed. Otherwise, you will quickly lose your potential clients’ attention, interest, and business.Learn and apply The 60-Second Sales Method immediately. Step-by-step instructions and a blueprint for creating a bul... read more

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