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Tom King | Elance
Last Sign-in: Feb 20, 2016

Tom King

Believe you can and you're halfway there. - T.R.
   United States
  |   Puyallup, WA
  |  10:04 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $55

As a freelance commercial writer, ghost-writer, novelist and author, I've published more than 2000 paid online articles, ghost-written more than 30 eBooks, one nonfiction and two fiction ebooks of my own as well as a traditionally published nonfiction book. I have four more books launching in 2015. I've been a columnist for a local newspaper and regional magazine. In forty years in the nonprofit sector, I've taught workshops, staff training classes canoeing, swimming and first aid. I'm a grant writer, community organizer and lobbyist. I was...

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Jul 9, 2015|E-books and Blogs|$725|Completed
Jun 6, 2015|Grant Writing|$308|Completed
May 29, 2015|Web Content|$616|Completed
Apr 14, 2015|Press Releases|$285|Completed

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Comedy skit now being used by drama teachers and community theater groups across the...
Light socio-political blog piece spoofing the high percentage of odd characters in...
Press released published in Tyler Morning Telegraph and broadcast on local radio and...
The request for a federal earmark for $250,000 for Tyler Transit for evening bus...
1.24 million dollar successful federal education grant written entirely by me to fund...
Five year, 1.2 million dollar USDE-OSERS grant that funded East Texas Center of...
Written under the pseudonym "Mary Katherine Keen" by Tom & Sheila King....
A sample of posts from my weblogs
Wrote an entry for a mental health series published by Bimini Books

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Service Description

Got a project that needs a writer's touch, a brochure that needs spicing up, a catalog that needs editing, a letter that needs to say just the right thing? Do you have a book that needs to be whipped into shape. I am the Book Doctor. I write grants, promotional materials promotional video screenplays, direct mail materials, white papers, annual reports and letters that need to be just exactly right. I write press releases and help you handle a public relations crises. I organize community stakeholder groups, start up nonprofits, build coalitions and write policies and procedures manuals, training materials and ghost write books. I can do your research and help you create reports and proposals. I can help you with ad copy, operations manuals and a wide range of commercial writing. I wrote the book (literally) on Charity Golf Tournaments. Give me a call and we can talk about what you need.

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The Orion Project
2006 - Present
Developed strategic plan for Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, organized capital campaign, developed donor list. Community organizer/activist. Worked with Texas Citizen Fund to develop two-year...
Generations Together
Executive Director
2003 - 2006
Insured facility compliance with state and local minimum standards for child and adult day care. Supervised compliance with health standards for our food-service department. Reorganized an...
ET Just Transportation Alliance/The Orion Project
2002 - 2006
Reorganized collaborative advocacy group, developed funding to support the mission, worked with federal, state and local officials to promote legislation and funding for transportation and other...
East Texas Center for Independent Living
Acting director/development officer
2001 - 2003
Organized grant team and wrote a US Department of Education-OSERS grant to establish a center for independent living in East Texas supporting people with disabilities. The five-year grant approved...
Community Workforce of Texas
Development officer/vocational counselor
1999 - 2001
Helped organize, staff and fund CWFT's Job Works Program and provided consulting to the board of directors and staff in setting up the agency. Provided job development and transition counseling for...
Azleway Boys Ranch
Development director
1996 - 1998
Handled all public relations, fund-raising, wrote grants, newsletters, designed direct mailings as specified by executive director, expanded database from 5,000 names to 31,000, handled media...
Odyssey Harbor Neuro-psychiatric Center
Therapeutic recl, program, public relations dir.
1983 - 1996
1983-1986 : Developed and supervised therapeutic recreation program. I created and developed a ground-breaking equestrian therapy program for children with emotional disturbance and...
Lil' Britches Day Care
1986 - 1991
Obtained licensing, monitored compliance with state minimum standards, supervised staff, training, accounting, payroll, taught pre-school classes, supervised children, handled promotion and...
Crestwood Children's Center
Acting Director
1989 - 1989
Wrote policies and procedures, obtained licensing for new residential treatment facility for children with multiple psychological diagnoses, supervised staff, housekeeping, food services, staff...
Texas/Texico Conf. of Seventh day Adventists
1976 - 1979
Taught secondary and elementary school classes in SDA church schools in Arlington, Texas, Houston, Texas and Portales, New Mexico. Taught reading, English, general business, physical education...


University of North Texas
Therapeutic Recreation
1993 - 1994
University of Texas SW Medical Center at Dallas
Rehabilitation Counseling Psychologist
1991 - 1993
Southwestern Adventist University
Bachelor's of Arts: English-Communications
1972 - 1976
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