Thomas M. Hill is an author, editor, and book shepherd who has been working in publishing for the last ten years. For the last four years he has assisted self-publishing authors in developing, editing, and producing print-ready publications that are up to traditional publishing standards. He has published four books, including his first suspense novel, Warrior's Song, which received a Readers Favorite Award in 2011.
Raised in Arlington, Virginia, Thomas began his career in publication composition, design, and production in 2000 and has worked for the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, the University of Virginia Press, the American Staffing Association, and the Computer Sciences Corporation in creative and editing departments. In 2006 he became a copy editor and proofreader for Rowan & Littlefield Publishing Group, where he worked on academic and nonfiction titles.
Among the assignments Thomas finds the most pleasurable are ones that require a great deal of research and thought--ones that take a great deal of time and energy to produce. Because he began his career in scholarly publishing, he tends to take a research-based approach to creating content while working in developmental editing roles. Character development for novels, research necessary to create a plot or write a nonfiction title, one-on-one developmental editing, and manuscript coaching: those are his strong suits. Additionally, he loves to engage his creative side by designing book covers and interiors for print or ebooks.
Thomas loves working with authors of any genre, but he is especially enthusiastic about titles that are thought-provoking, educational, or present unique perspectives on time-tested ideas. He has also studied four different languages (Spanish, German, Ancient Greek, and Arabic), so projects that deal with aspects of the cultures in which these languages are (were) spoken are of particular fascination.