I spend a fair amount of time writing, and I thought I'd publish here a list of my books and articles, so you can check them out if you like. I will try and update this periodically. (The spacing never looks right, sorry...)
Dee E. Thompson
Multi-talented writer/editor, adept at online articles, marketing copy, blogs, reports, reviews, interviews. Author of two books and contributor to 4 other books. Blogger since 2005.
Blogmutt – Blogger. August 2016 – present (part time)
Researching and writing business blogs with SEO content.
Storyline Group – Research Editor and Writer. July 2012 – present (part time)
Researching, writing, and editing non-fiction books; marketing for company.
Shigley Law – Paralegal and Writer -- October 2014 – January 2015 (temporary position) Assisted attorney with trial preparation tasks. Edited website materials including e-book.
Law Office of James T. Ponton, LLC -- Marketing Manager. August 2014-Dec. 2014
Project managing new website design; writing and editing website materials; designing social media campaign.
Oracle Real Estate Group, LLC -- Technical writer. June 2014-July 2014
Researched and created detailed reports for real estate investors. (temporary position)
The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford -- Website Writer/Blogger, April 2013-Dec. 2014
Researched and wrote website content and blogs.
The Law Offices of Kristyne L. Seidenberg, Esq., -- Marketing Manager
and Assistant, September 2012 – January 2015
Wrote blog and website materials; ghostwrote two articles for local publications. Assisted with client contact and will signings.
Wayne Grant, P.C. -- Paralegal and website writer, October 2012 – Feb. 2013
Assisted attorneys with medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. Prepared documents, summaries and correspondence; compiled documentation to prepare cases for trial; assisted with writing website and marketing materials.
Attorney James Radford – Blogger, Oct. 2012 – March 2014
Wrote blogs for firm website.
Krause, Golomb & Witcher -- Paralegal and writer, June 2011- September 2012
Handled paralegal duties and office manager duties for sole practitioner; wrote blogs and website materials.
Southern Web Group – copywriter, December 2010-March 2011
Wrote blogs and website materials for website designers.
Home Depot -- Paralegal and Writer, 2004-2009
1993-2004 – Full-time litigation paralegal positions with Chambers Mabry McClelland & Brooks (1993-1999); Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarbrough (1999-2001); and Intercontinental Hotels Group (2011-2004)
Computer Skills: Proficient in Word [2003 and 2007], beginner level Word 2010, GooglePlus, Outlook, WordPerfect, Excel; familiar with Powerpoint, and matter management systems; familiar with Facebook and Twitter; beginner level on Apple products.
Assistant Editor The Big Bold Beautiful Blog, June 2011- January 2012
A Marietta Gal's View (Editor only), July 2009 - present
Editor, Home Depot legal departmental newsletter, The Legal Eagle, 2005-2006
Contributing Editor, Chambers Mabry McClelland & Brooks paralegal guide, 1996
The Write Rainmaker [my blog about writing services for small business owners]
The Crab Chronicles [daily blog] Writer and Editor, 2005-present
The Word Ocean devoted to publishing poetry by Southern poets
“At Home Among the Dead,” in The Blue Mountain Review, Issue 2, page 103.
“Childhood Desks to Kitchen Tables,” in Exit 271, Your Georgia Writer's Resource, Winter 2016, page 11, poetry page 64.
“Season of Ashes,” in Georgia Backroads Magazine, Fall 2015
Adopting Alesia: My Crusade for My Russian Daughter (nonfiction) Wyatt-MacKenzie Press, June 2009
This is a memoir about my daughter’s adoption from Russia in 2004.
Jack's New Family (Children’s fiction) United Writer’s Press, January 2007
Jack is a 9 year old Russian orphan adopted by a single American Mom. He describes in his own words [in Russian and English text] how it feels to be adopted and live in America.
Our Day of Passing: An Anthology of Short Stories, Poems and Essays edited by Ingrid Hall, Summer 2015
My essay about my father’s death, “The Last Gift,” was included in this anthology about death.
The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man's Best Friend, edited by Jennifer Skiff (nonfiction) Simon and Schuster, October 2012
My story “The dogs that lived outside the orphanage” is included in this collection of true stories.
Snowflakes: A Flurry of Adoption Stories, edited by Teresa Kelleher (nonfiction), Wyatt-MacKenzie Press, November 2009.
My essay “Interesting Connections Observed” was included in this collection of stories and poems by adopted children and parents.
Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering, edited by Suzanne Kamata (nonfiction) Wyatt-MacKenzie Press, May 2009. My essay, “Mothering My Russian-Speaking Children” was included in this collection of essays by mothers living all over the world. The book was named one of The Japan Times’ favorite books of 2009. Call Me Okaasan also won a bronze medal in the 2010 Independent Publisher's Book Awards competition.
Cowgirls, (review), The Edge Atlanta, 5/19/14
Guys and Dolls (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 11/4/13
Stomp (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 9/27/13
The Book Club Play (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 5/21/13
Stacey Todd Holt: from 'Swing' to Lead in 'The Producers' (Interview), The Edge Atlanta, 1/29/13
The Producers (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 1/29/13
Les Miserables (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 4/27/12
Billy Elliott: The Musical, (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 3/15/12
Spaghetti Squash, (Guest Blog), Adoption Under One Roof, 3/6/12
Memphis (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 2/2/12
Divided Among Themselves (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 10/3/11
Come Fly Away (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 8/5/11
Fiddler On the Roof (Review), The Edge Atlanta, 7/22/11
Eric Has Two Mothers, (guest blog), Monday Coffee and Other Stories, 01/29/2014
Adoption Under One Roof: Guest Columnist, Cooking With D, (Sept. 2009-May 2011)
A Lady With Whole-Life Swag, (Interview) The Big Bold Beautiful Blog, 8/3/11
Prosthetics: To Wear or Not to Wear,” In Motion magazine September/October 2013, pages 16-17.
M.A. Creative Writing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 3.8 GPA
B.S. Drama, University of Georgia, Athens, 3.42 GPA
- Golden Key National Honor Society, inducted 1984
- “The Lost Boy and the Train,” Poem, published in The Phoenix, the University of Tennessee literary magazine, 1990
- Finalist, Atlanta Film Festival Perfect Pitch contest, 2003, for screenplay “The Theory of Hip Movement”
Professional Associations: member, International Association of Professional Writers and Editors