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Thomas Hill

Thomas Hill - Editor

Boulder, Colorado

Fifteen years' experience working in traditional and self-publishing environments

Overview

Thomas M. Hill is an author, editor, and book shepherd who has been working in publishing for the last fifteen years. For the last four years he has assisted self-publishing authors in developing, editing, and producing print-ready publications that are up to traditional publishing standards.

Raised in Arlington, Virginia, Thomas began his career in publication composition, design, and production in 2000 and has worked for the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, the University of Virginia Press, the American Staffing Association, and the Computer Sciences Corporation in creative and editing departments. In 2006 he became a copy editor and proofreader for Rowan & Littlefield Publishing Group, where he worked on academic and nonfiction titles.

Among the assignments Thomas finds the most pleasurable are ones that require a great deal of research and thought--ones that take a great deal of time and energy to produce. Because he began his career in scholarly publishing, he tends to take a research-based approach to creating content while working in developmental editing roles. Character development for novels, research necessary to create a plot or write a nonfiction title, one-on-one developmental editing, and manuscript coaching: those are his strong suits. Additionally, he loves to engage his creative side by designing book covers and interiors for print or ebooks.

Thomas loves working with authors of any genre, but he is especially enthusiastic about titles that are thought-provoking, educational, or present unique perspectives on time-tested ideas. He has also studied four different languages (Spanish, German, Ancient Greek, and Arabic), so projects that deal with aspects of the cultures in which these languages are (were) spoken are of particular fascination.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Historical Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Philosophy Politics & Current Affairs Social & Behavioral Sciences

Awards

  • Readers' Favorite Literature Award, Fiction

Work experience

Chief Production Specialist, Developmental Editor

Lampas Books
February, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

Lampas Books provides book production support to authors who intend to self-publish or seek a literary agent/publisher. Content and ghostwriting, Level I, II, and III editing, book interior design and layout, proofreading, and ebook design.

Ghostwriter and Content Developer

Self-employed
February, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

Contributing writer and developmental editor/content writer for over a dozen published articles, three ebooks, five full-length novels, eight contributions to existing novels, and four full-length nonfiction books.

Proofreader and Copyeditor

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
May, 2006 – June, 2010 (about 4 years)

Served as a proofreader and copyeditor for for RLPG's imprint

Proofreader

University of Virginia Press
June, 2004 – January, 2005 (7 months)

Served as proofreader for academic titles

Portfolio (29 selected works)

The Value Of Solitude: The Ethics And Spirituality Of Aloneness In Autobiography

John D. Barbour

Most people feel ambivalent about solitude, both loving and fearing it depending on how they experience being alone at certain points in their lives. In The Value of Solitude, John Barbour explores some of the ways in which experiences of solitude, both positive and negative, have been interpreted as religiously significant. He also shows how solitude can raise ethical questions as writers eva... read more

Most people feel ambivalent about solitude, both loving and fearing it depending on how they experience being alone at certain points in their lives. In The Value of Solitude, John Barbour explores some of the ways in which experiences of solitude, both positive and negative, have been interpreted as religiously significant. He also shows how solitude can raise ethical questions as writers eva... read more

The New Rational Therapy: Thinking Your Way to Serenity, Success, and Profound Happiness

Elliot D. Cohen

Throughout the ages, great thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Aquinas,Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and many others have had incredibly useful things to say about overcoming the strife of everyday living and attaining happiness. Unfortunately contemporary approaches to psychology have made only limited use of this guidance. At last, here is an uplifting psychology that systema... read more

Throughout the ages, great thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Aquinas,Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and many others have had incredibly useful things to say about overcoming the strife of everyday living and attaining happiness. Unfortunately contemporary approaches to psychology have made only limited use of this guidance. At last, here is an uplifting psychology that systema... read more

Academic Freedom in Hong Kong

Jan Currie, Carole J. Petersen, Ka Ho Mok

In Academic Freedom in Hong Kong, Jan Currie, Carole J. Petersen, and Ka Ho Mok explore the unique situation in Hong Kong, a tiny jurisdiction in which there is active protection for the freedom of expression despite the close proximity and relationship with mainland China. Hong Kong scholars and intellectuals assume the responsibility of public critics, but this is not without an element of c... read more

In Academic Freedom in Hong Kong, Jan Currie, Carole J. Petersen, and Ka Ho Mok explore the unique situation in Hong Kong, a tiny jurisdiction in which there is active protection for the freedom of expression despite the close proximity and relationship with mainland China. Hong Kong scholars and intellectuals assume the responsibility of public critics, but this is not without an element of c... read more

Paranoia and Contentment: A Personal Essay on Western Thought

John C. Hampsey

A hybrid in both content and style, Paranoia and Contentment is a bold and original investigation into Western intellectual history. John Hampsey approaches paranoia not as a clinical term for an irrational sense of persecution but from a uniquely positive perspective, as a cultural truth―a way of understanding the history of human thought and perhaps the best way to describe Being itself.Hamp... read more

A hybrid in both content and style, Paranoia and Contentment is a bold and original investigation into Western intellectual history. John Hampsey approaches paranoia not as a clinical term for an irrational sense of persecution but from a uniquely positive perspective, as a cultural truth―a way of understanding the history of human thought and perhaps the best way to describe Being itself.Hamp... read more

Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism (Under the Sign of Nature)

Kate Rigby

Although the British romantic poets―notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron―have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the Sacred is the first book to compare English and German literary models of romanticism. Rigby treats not only canonical British romantics but an array of major figures in Continental literature, philosophy, and natural history, i... read more

Although the British romantic poets―notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron―have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the Sacred is the first book to compare English and German literary models of romanticism. Rigby treats not only canonical British romantics but an array of major figures in Continental literature, philosophy, and natural history, i... read more

To Live Fully, Here and Now: The Healing Vision in the Works of Alice Walker

Karla Simcikova

To Live Fully, Here and Now formulates a coherent and comprehensive understanding of Alice Walker's spiritual wisdom in the age of heightened global awareness, natural devastation, and spiritual crisis. Simcikova argues that to fully understand Walker's complex and multi-layered concept of spirituality, we have to move beyond the womanist model to incorporate and/or accommodate all the influen... read more

To Live Fully, Here and Now formulates a coherent and comprehensive understanding of Alice Walker's spiritual wisdom in the age of heightened global awareness, natural devastation, and spiritual crisis. Simcikova argues that to fully understand Walker's complex and multi-layered concept of spirituality, we have to move beyond the womanist model to incorporate and/or accommodate all the influen... read more

Palestine in the Egyptian Press: From al-Ahram to al-Ahali

Ghada Hashem Talhami

Palestine in the Egyptian Press follows the evolution of the press institution in modern Egypt, as well as of the prominent role the Palestine question played in its rise to political prominence. Through the lens of the press, author Ghada Hashem Talhami studies the development of democracy under authoritarian rule, as successive Egyptian regimes struggled to curb and contain the power of the ... read more

Palestine in the Egyptian Press follows the evolution of the press institution in modern Egypt, as well as of the prominent role the Palestine question played in its rise to political prominence. Through the lens of the press, author Ghada Hashem Talhami studies the development of democracy under authoritarian rule, as successive Egyptian regimes struggled to curb and contain the power of the ... read more

The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of

Angela Artemis

Does your life seem like one struggle after another? Constant struggle is a sign of not being aligned with your right purpose and work. The guidance to help you navigate life and find your true purpose will become clear once you activate The Intuition Principle. The Intuition Principle is the key to finding your purpose, living with passion and joy, and heightening your success. It is that inn... read more

Does your life seem like one struggle after another? Constant struggle is a sign of not being aligned with your right purpose and work. The guidance to help you navigate life and find your true purpose will become clear once you activate The Intuition Principle. The Intuition Principle is the key to finding your purpose, living with passion and joy, and heightening your success. It is that inn... read more

What Is Healing?: Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health and Happiness

Catherine Carrigan

In this book, you will: Learn how unconditional love can awaken your intuitive gifts. Reveal how to open your heart to access your highest intelligence. Uncover how to communicate with your angels and spiritual guides. Awaken your own psychic abilities. Identify the key aspects of a medical intuitive reading. Discern how addiction to staying sick can keep you from healing. Reveal the blessing ... read more

In this book, you will: Learn how unconditional love can awaken your intuitive gifts. Reveal how to open your heart to access your highest intelligence. Uncover how to communicate with your angels and spiritual guides. Awaken your own psychic abilities. Identify the key aspects of a medical intuitive reading. Discern how addiction to staying sick can keep you from healing. Reveal the blessing ... read more

The Big Picture

Christopher Hall

THE BIG PICTURE CRACKS THE OBAMA CODE... The Big Picture is a diligently and thoroughly researched tour de force of the Obama record. With hilarious and penetrating insights, this hard-hitting, no-nonsense guide to the Obama presidency connects the dots between the Obama Administration and its full-throttled assault on all the issues. The Big Picture covers a broad spectrum of material, includ... read more

THE BIG PICTURE CRACKS THE OBAMA CODE... The Big Picture is a diligently and thoroughly researched tour de force of the Obama record. With hilarious and penetrating insights, this hard-hitting, no-nonsense guide to the Obama presidency connects the dots between the Obama Administration and its full-throttled assault on all the issues. The Big Picture covers a broad spectrum of material, includ... read more

Transitions: A Nurse's Education about Life and Death

Becki Hawkins

Transitions: A Nurse's Education about Life and Death is a collection of stories from Becki Hawkins's patients over the past thirty years of her career. She started off as a nurse's aide, became a registered nurse, and began her career in oncology. A couple of years later she also started seeing hospice patients. She also did outpatient oncology nursing, home health/hospice, became a hospice c... read more

Transitions: A Nurse's Education about Life and Death is a collection of stories from Becki Hawkins's patients over the past thirty years of her career. She started off as a nurse's aide, became a registered nurse, and began her career in oncology. A couple of years later she also started seeing hospice patients. She also did outpatient oncology nursing, home health/hospice, became a hospice c... read more

Awaken To Existence: Discover The You Within

Arian Herbert

"In Awaken to Existence, Arian Herbert invites the reader to join him on a fanciful journey "back home" to our nature; a place of peace from which we have never truly left. In a world where there are so many theories about happiness and inner peace, Arian suggests that the journey to self-discovery is less about finding and more about removing blockages. These inhibitors are influenced by soci... read more

"In Awaken to Existence, Arian Herbert invites the reader to join him on a fanciful journey "back home" to our nature; a place of peace from which we have never truly left. In a world where there are so many theories about happiness and inner peace, Arian suggests that the journey to self-discovery is less about finding and more about removing blockages. These inhibitors are influenced by soci... read more

In the Wake of Terror: Class, Race, Nation, Ethnicity in the Postmodern World

E. San Juan Jr.

In the Wake of Terror focuses on the controversies over the linkage of class exploitation and the ideology of racism, the role of nationalism in postcolonial politics, and ethnic exclusion.

In the Wake of Terror focuses on the controversies over the linkage of class exploitation and the ideology of racism, the role of nationalism in postcolonial politics, and ethnic exclusion.

A History of the World Cup: 1930-2014

Clemente A. Lisi

In A History of the World Cup, Clemente Lisi chronicles the most popular sporting event in the world, providing vivid accounts of individual games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times.

In A History of the World Cup, Clemente Lisi chronicles the most popular sporting event in the world, providing vivid accounts of individual games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times.

Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed-Race Native American Identity

Andrew Jolivette

Louisiana Creoles examines the recent efforts of the Louisiana Creole Heritage Center to document and preserve the distinct ethnic heritage of this unique American population. Dr. Andrew JolivZtte uses sociological inquiry to analyze the factors that influence ethnic and racial identity formation and community construction among Creoles of Color living in and out of the state of Louisiana. By ... read more

Louisiana Creoles examines the recent efforts of the Louisiana Creole Heritage Center to document and preserve the distinct ethnic heritage of this unique American population. Dr. Andrew JolivZtte uses sociological inquiry to analyze the factors that influence ethnic and racial identity formation and community construction among Creoles of Color living in and out of the state of Louisiana. By ... read more

A History of Ancient Project Management: From Mesopotamia to the Roman Empire

Y.C. Chiu

In his first book, An Introduction to the History of Project Management: From the Earliest Times to AD 1900, the author took an investigative journey through the history of project management of Western history that represented a timeline of over 5,000 years. The study placed contemporary project management into historical perspective and enabled it to be compared with the earlier practices. T... read more

In his first book, An Introduction to the History of Project Management: From the Earliest Times to AD 1900, the author took an investigative journey through the history of project management of Western history that represented a timeline of over 5,000 years. The study placed contemporary project management into historical perspective and enabled it to be compared with the earlier practices. T... read more

A History of Modern Project Management: From the Renaissance to the Machine Age

Y.C. Chiu

In his first book, An Introduction to the History of Project Management: From the Earliest Times to AD 1900, the author took an investigative journey through the history of project management of Western history that represented a timeline of over 5,000 years. The study placed contemporary project management into historical perspective and enabled it to be compared with that of earlier practice... read more

In his first book, An Introduction to the History of Project Management: From the Earliest Times to AD 1900, the author took an investigative journey through the history of project management of Western history that represented a timeline of over 5,000 years. The study placed contemporary project management into historical perspective and enabled it to be compared with that of earlier practice... read more

A History of Medieval Project Management: From the Byzantine Empire to the Gothic Period

Y.C. Chiu

In his first book, An Introduction to the History of Project Management: From the Earliest Times to AD 1900, the author took an investigative journey through the history of project management of Western history that represented a timeline of over 5,000 years. The study placed contemporary project management into historical perspective and enabled it to be compared with the earlier practices. T... read more

In his first book, An Introduction to the History of Project Management: From the Earliest Times to AD 1900, the author took an investigative journey through the history of project management of Western history that represented a timeline of over 5,000 years. The study placed contemporary project management into historical perspective and enabled it to be compared with the earlier practices. T... read more

Secret Talks Between Tokyo and Washington: The Memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi, 1949-1954

Secret Talks Between Tokyo and Washington offers an insider's perspective of the political, economic, and security-related negotiations of Japan and America between 1949 and 1954. Translated by Robert D. Eldridge, for the first time the memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi reaches a global audience. This book is a critical link to understanding the views and reactions of the Japanese government, both wh... read more

Secret Talks Between Tokyo and Washington offers an insider's perspective of the political, economic, and security-related negotiations of Japan and America between 1949 and 1954. Translated by Robert D. Eldridge, for the first time the memoirs of Miyazawa Kiichi reaches a global audience. This book is a critical link to understanding the views and reactions of the Japanese government, both wh... read more

The Constitution - I'm Not Kidding and Other Tales of Liberal Folly

Curtice Mang

The Constitution – I’m Not Kidding and Other Tales of Liberal Folly pokes fun at many of the political left’s sacred cows: big government, taxes (the high kind), environmentalism and global warming. Did I mention big government? The book also looks at the left’s aversion to much of the Constitution, hence the book’s title. It's political humor at it's best. Through thirteen hilarious chapters,... read more

The Constitution – I’m Not Kidding and Other Tales of Liberal Folly pokes fun at many of the political left’s sacred cows: big government, taxes (the high kind), environmentalism and global warming. Did I mention big government? The book also looks at the left’s aversion to much of the Constitution, hence the book’s title. It's political humor at it's best. Through thirteen hilarious chapters,... read more

Shopping as an Entertainment Experience

Mark H. Moss

Shopping as an Entertainment Experience explores the ways in which shopping has become a significant entertainment feature in our daily lives. Dr. Mark H. Moss examines the department store, the mall, and the e-store to demonstrate how shopping is often the most common leisure experience that people indulge in to occupy themselves. This unique book focuses on the historical evolution of shoppi... read more

Shopping as an Entertainment Experience explores the ways in which shopping has become a significant entertainment feature in our daily lives. Dr. Mark H. Moss examines the department store, the mall, and the e-store to demonstrate how shopping is often the most common leisure experience that people indulge in to occupy themselves. This unique book focuses on the historical evolution of shoppi... read more

Forty Days at Kamas

Preston Fleming

“A brutal portrait of a dystopian America, full of dramatic irony and shocking revelation.” KIRKUS REVIEWS “Weighty in ideas, Fleming’s book is both informative and deeply disturbing and provides an intriguing read.” SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW“A page-turner…moves at a solid clip. An overtly political story that succeeds as entertainment.” PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW“Masterfully paints a grim landscape ... read more

“A brutal portrait of a dystopian America, full of dramatic irony and shocking revelation.” KIRKUS REVIEWS “Weighty in ideas, Fleming’s book is both informative and deeply disturbing and provides an intriguing read.” SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW“A page-turner…moves at a solid clip. An overtly political story that succeeds as entertainment.” PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW“Masterfully paints a grim landscape ... read more

Super Hero Single Dad: Unleash Your Super Powers & Become a Hero to Your Kids, Customers & Yourself

Kalani Vale

Super Hero Single Dad addresses the needs time-strapped dads have who yearn for the significance of being a super hero to their kids. The father’s of today’s generation are faced with the harsh reality of scarcer finanical resources, limited visitation and a dynamic social landscape that is rapidly propelling kids into an adult world before they are ready. Balancing family, work and kids is a ... read more

Super Hero Single Dad addresses the needs time-strapped dads have who yearn for the significance of being a super hero to their kids. The father’s of today’s generation are faced with the harsh reality of scarcer finanical resources, limited visitation and a dynamic social landscape that is rapidly propelling kids into an adult world before they are ready. Balancing family, work and kids is a ... read more

The Silence of Morning: A Memoir of Time Undone

D. A. Hickman

This is a book about the mystery of existence, a memoir that transports the reader into many dimensions. Here, there is much to explore about how we find our way when circumstances feel overwhelming and impossible. We are all on the same journey; this deeply intentional memoir illuminates that very journey. Even if loss isn't part of your life right now, The Silence of Morning compassionately ... read more

This is a book about the mystery of existence, a memoir that transports the reader into many dimensions. Here, there is much to explore about how we find our way when circumstances feel overwhelming and impossible. We are all on the same journey; this deeply intentional memoir illuminates that very journey. Even if loss isn't part of your life right now, The Silence of Morning compassionately ... read more

Comandante Ibarra: A Novel of the Yaqui Wars

Sterling Bennett

During a routine robbery investigation, Miguel Angel Ibrarra, a National Rural Policeman--one of Mexico's infamous Rurales--stumbles upon an atrocity against the Yaquí People in the state of Sonora in 1900. A slight stroke has led him to question the things that before seemed simple, including his loyalty to the modernizing regime of Dictator Porfirio Diáz, as well as the question of why the r... read more

During a routine robbery investigation, Miguel Angel Ibrarra, a National Rural Policeman--one of Mexico's infamous Rurales--stumbles upon an atrocity against the Yaquí People in the state of Sonora in 1900. A slight stroke has led him to question the things that before seemed simple, including his loyalty to the modernizing regime of Dictator Porfirio Diáz, as well as the question of why the r... read more

Developing World Class Leaders: The Ultimate Guide to Leadership Development

Rick Tiemann

Developing World Class Leaders explores why the vast majority of leadership programs fail to deliver satisfactory results and what can be done to create a world class leadership development program. It explores 12 fundamental elements of why most programs fail and the guiding principles and strategies to maximize the program’s success. The book is intended to be a step-by-step guide and resour... read more

Developing World Class Leaders explores why the vast majority of leadership programs fail to deliver satisfactory results and what can be done to create a world class leadership development program. It explores 12 fundamental elements of why most programs fail and the guiding principles and strategies to maximize the program’s success. The book is intended to be a step-by-step guide and resour... read more

The Absence of Evelyn: A Novel

Jackie Townsend

As seen on RedbookElle * Yahoo! News * Bustle * Popsugar * and moreNewly divorced Rhonda, haunted by her sister Evelyn’s ghost, travels to an old palazzo in Rome to confront Marco, the man who stole her sister’s heart―only to find out he’s vanished in the wake of Evelyn’s death. Meanwhile, Rhonda’s nineteen-year-old daughter Olivia, adopted by Rhonda at birth, travels to the mysterious and lus... read more

As seen on RedbookElle * Yahoo! News * Bustle * Popsugar * and moreNewly divorced Rhonda, haunted by her sister Evelyn’s ghost, travels to an old palazzo in Rome to confront Marco, the man who stole her sister’s heart―only to find out he’s vanished in the wake of Evelyn’s death. Meanwhile, Rhonda’s nineteen-year-old daughter Olivia, adopted by Rhonda at birth, travels to the mysterious and lus... read more

How To Spot A Terrorist: Before It's Too Late

John G. Iannarelli

Will you, your loved ones be safe at work, school, a nightclub, when shopping or at the 10k race? That’s what the innocent victims of terror thought before the deaths and injuries in Orlando where 49 were killed and 50+ injured. Innocent workers in San Bernardino never expected a terrorist attack by a foreign trained couple that killed 14 and injured 22 fellow Americans. It could have been pre... read more

Will you, your loved ones be safe at work, school, a nightclub, when shopping or at the 10k race? That’s what the innocent victims of terror thought before the deaths and injuries in Orlando where 49 were killed and 50+ injured. Innocent workers in San Bernardino never expected a terrorist attack by a foreign trained couple that killed 14 and injured 22 fellow Americans. It could have been pre... read more

The Caves of Corihor

J D Shiner

ECONOMIC WAR IS DECLARED ON THE UNITED STATES by a cabal of foreign interests. Napoleon Hancock and his covert team determine that the drought in California is in fact man made. They find that weather-altering technology has been used to limit rainfall on the west coast of America. They follow the elusive trail across the Middle East and back to California. In the course of their thrilling inv... read more

ECONOMIC WAR IS DECLARED ON THE UNITED STATES by a cabal of foreign interests. Napoleon Hancock and his covert team determine that the drought in California is in fact man made. They find that weather-altering technology has been used to limit rainfall on the west coast of America. They follow the elusive trail across the Middle East and back to California. In the course of their thrilling inv... read more

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