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Thomas Ainlay Jr | Elance
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Thomas Ainlay Jr

Retired Publishing & Marketing Pro
   United States
  |   Las Vegas, NV
  |  5:45 am Local Time

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Recently ranked among the Top-10 Elance providers of Writing Services, I bring to each project more than 35 years of experience in writing, publishing and marketing. My background extends to books, magazine articles, sales and advertising copy, business plans, political campaigns, travel features, and technical writing.

- Graduate of Stanford University's Professional Publishing Course (1998).
- Expertise in book-length projects, including memoirs and corporate histories,
how-to books, novels and travel...

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Mainstream mass-market history book, coauthored with Judy Dixon Gabaldon and published...
Memoir edited, designed and published on contract in 2011; 152 pages with photographs,...
Memoir ghost-written, edited, designed and published on contract in 2006; 246 pages...
Autobiography ghostwritten and published for Elance client, completed in 2010 - 202...
Collection of poetry, written between 1984 and 2003 and published by EZway Books in...
Custom-published, 117-page memoir based on oral history interviews conducted in Las...
Memoir ghost-written, edited, designed and published on contract in 2004; 130 pages,...
Monthly trade magazine, edited and published for Manzanita Publishing, AZ in 2004.
Histories of associations and businesses, ghost-written, edited, designed and custom...
Novel-length fiction, a 218-page allegorical fantasy, published by Metamorphous Press...
Scanned article about a commercial real estate developer in Las Vegas.
Blog about new parlay cards at Station Casinos, Las Vegas.
A culinary excursion to Ho Chi Minh City, written and edited to lengths of 750, 500 and...
A 750-word article describing entertainment and recreation opportunities in the...
A 300-word description of entertainment opportunities in Japan's major city of the...
Political campaign brochures, magnets, jar openers, stickers, signs, t-shirts and more;...
Written, designed and placed for a local Assembly candidate, using Adobe Illustrator.
Written, designed and placed for a local Assembly candidate, using Adobe Illustrator.
Created for a local City Council candidate.
Written, designed, printed and dispatched for a local Assembly candidate, using Adobe...
Written, designed, printed and dispatched for a local Assembly candidate, using Adobe...
Yard signs, postcards, t-shirts, and other campaign materials created for a local City...
Created for a local City Council candidate.
Press release written for the Sierra Club announcing their endorsement for Nevada State...
Cover story written for Professional Building Review about the Manhattanization of Las...

Skills (4)

U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2010 Test
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Service Description

I am an established author ("Las Vegas - The Fabulous First Century": Arcadia, 2003), skilled in all aspects of writing and editing. I spent four years with Time Inc. in Asia, which included involvement in sponsorship of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games for TIME magazine and Sports Illustrated. For the past dozen years, I have been offering my services under the name EZway Books, a Nevada based LLC. I am also a manager with Ninth Island Gaming LLC, specializing in marketing on the Internet.

Registered on Elance for four years, I consistently rank in the top 100 out of more than 200,000 providers of writing services. I have been publishing byline articles in Asia, Europe and North America since 1976. Periodicals in which my writing has appeared include Newsweek, Asiaweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Las Vegas Sun, The Japan Times, Pacific Magazine, Target Marketing, Journal of Database Marketing, and many more. My experience translates into high quality work and quick turnaround for my clients.

Areas in which I have specific expertise include casino gaming, publishing, travel, food, sports, sales & marketing, education, history, poetry, fiction, biography, memoirs, politics and cinema.

As a registered publisher, I can arrange design, printing, binding and delivery of your hard- or soft-cover books. I can also provide ISBN numbers and EAN bar codes to make them ready for retail sale. If you prefer e-books, I can create finished MS Word layouts and convert them to PDF files....

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EZway Books
1998 - Present
Publisher of memoirs, magazines, and history books. Freelance editing and journalism, with emphasis on marketing, advertising, sales, politics, travel, food, sports and gaming.
Time Inc.
Director of Consumer Martketing
1995 - 1998
In charge of circulation and all magazine marketing in North Asia for TIME Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Life, People, Fortune and Entertainment Weekly.
McCann-Erickson Advertising
General Manager, McCann Direct
1985 - 1994
Responsible for all direct marketing activities for American Express, Northwest Airlines, R.J. Reynolds, Financial Times, L.L. Bean, MacWorld magazine, Greenpeace, CARE International and other...
Asia Advertising Agency
Copy Chief
1980 - 1985
In charge of the copywriting department of this Japanese agency, whose clients included Hitachi, Marubeni, Nippon Steel, Chiyoda Chemical, JVC and other multinationals.


Stanford University
Professional Publishing Course
1998 - 1998
University of California Santa Cruz
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
1998 - 1998
DePauw University
Bachelor of Arts - English Composition & Mathematics
1969 - 1973
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web content
article writing
travel writing
casino gaming
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Member Since
November 2008
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