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Thomas Sullivan

Freelance Biography Writer & Writer

Location:United States
2 Skills
Thomas J. Sullivan
1701 Eucalyptus Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Home: (505) 994-8088

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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

Journalism Major
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn.
Skills (2) Rating
Biography Writing