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Thomas Sullivan

Freelance Biography Writer & Writer

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Thomas J. Sullivan
1701 Eucalyptus Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Home: (505) 994-8088
E-mail: TSTechWriter@gmail.com

CAREER SUMMARY: Creative and hard-working professional with more than 10 years of management experience. Strong leadership background and unmatched attention to detail as well as adherence to the highest standards of quality. Results-oriented and dedicated team player with excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Wide knowledge of various topics and trends.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

TIME SOLUTIONS LLC, Albuquerque, N.M. 2009 – 2011

Technical Writer/Editor for Department of Energy’s National Training Center (with Department of Energy Q clearance)
• Established a new high standard of quality while writing and editing training course material for DOE National Training Center focusing on safety, protective forces, and safeguards and security for DOE installations.
• Created and produced eye-catching PowerPoint presentations as well as support of eLearning and blended learning courses. Integral in curriculum development alongside instructional designers.
• Responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining NTC-wide style guide.

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS, Albuquerque, N.M. 2008 – 2009

Supervisor, Product Data Management, C4 System Integration, Global Security & Engineering Solutions (with Department of Defense TOP SECRET clearance)
• Supervised a six-person department of Technical Writers, CAD designers, and Configuration Management for government contractor for DoD and Homeland Security.
• Duties included recognizing areas for improvement and assigning tasks and projects for Air Force’s Mobile Consolidated Command Center, FEMA, and Department of the Interior contracts.
• Ensured that all proposals, user guides, O&M manuals, and engineered drawings met and surpassed quality of military standards.
• Responsible for accuracy of baseline configuration, including provisioning list and drawings.

CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE ANIMAL WELFARE DEPARMENT 2007 – 2008

Program Manager, Rescue Group, Training, Behavior Modification, and Adoption Counseling
• Initially involved with uniting rescue groups and compiling information on these groups that worked closely with the City.
• During my tenure, the shelter had its highest number of rescue organizations willing to help with adoptions. Thereafter, became involved with training and adoption counseling, implementing a new behavior assessment program that was widely embraced and hugely popular. After these programs were installed, the shelter had its highest rate of sustained adoptions in its history.

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP., Albuquerque, N.M. 2004 – 2007

Technical Writer/Editor (with Department of Defense SECRET clearance)
• Wrote and edited award-winning proposals and documents for DoD contracts (ETS, OTS-RTS, USCENTCOM, AFMESA, COMOPTEVFOR) as well as supporting Det 1 AFOTEC.
• As a subcontracted Tech Editor and Writer with Sandia National Laboratory’s Emergency Management Training for three months, I assisted in developing procedures for all training aspects involved, as well as developing a template for Drill Reports. Compiled documentation and produced 2006 JIC Drill Report and EOC Drill Report.

THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, Albuquerque, N.M. 2003 – 2004

Copy Editor, Slot Editor, Headline and Caption Writer
• Responsible for copy editing staff and wire stories, headline and caption writing, and page proofing for major metropolitan daily newspaper. Used Associated Press Style Guide.
• Produce daily wire budget for inclusion in the newspaper.
• Compiled lowest number of errors of all editors during a 3-year period.

THE TENNESSEAN, Nashville, Tenn. 1992 – 2003

Copy Editor, Layout Editor, Assistant Business Editor
• Assistant Business Editor overseeing a staff of five writers and two graphic designers.
• Responsible for copy editing staff and wire stories, headline writing and design of front page of major metropolitan daily newspaper. Used Associated Press Style Guide.
• Produced daily wire budget for inclusion in the newspaper, which included gleaning numerous wire services for the most pertinent news stories.
• Served as Assistant Business Editor in editor, overseeing a staff of five writers and two graphic designers.
• Compiled lowest number of errors of all editors during a 3-year period.
• Designed and implemented special sections and tabloids that involved conception, layout and production processes.
• Won national headline writing award.

ASSOCIATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

• Certified International Configuration Manager by International Society of Configuration Management
• Society of American Business Editors and Writers
• American Copy Editors Society

EDUCATION

Associates Degree, General Studies (English)
Middlesex Community College, Middletown Conn.

Journalism Major
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn.
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Biography Writing
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