Testimonials

“I’ve enjoyed a very productive professional relationship with Ms. Thompson for more than 25 years and find that the features she writes for [Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist] are still among the best in it. In particular, I value her ability to define her subject quickly and clearly, and then to explain or describe it in greater depth with the same clear sense of purpose. The results are not just informative but compelling.”  Merle White, Editor-in-Chief, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

“Sharon Elaine Thompson did an outstanding job of editing this manuscript. Her talent as an editor, her own instincts as a writer, and her care with my often unruly prose has made a tremendous difference.” Brent Walth, author, Fire at Eden’s Gate: The Tom McCall Story, published by The Oregon Historical Society Press

“It was with your constant and reliable help that we got to the point where we are. We appreciated your on-time delivery and everything was always on target. There are few in the world that have your talent and communication ability.” Mark Mann, Senior Director, Global Jewelry Manufacturing Arts, Gemological Institute of America

Built for Speed sets a high standard for book-length treatment of individual animal species. It is superior to anything currently in print.” Review, Appraisal: Science Books for Young People, Winter 1999

“Cover to cover [Death Trap: The Story of the La Brea Tar Pits] is a rattling good science adventure that is exceptionally well presented.” Review, Appraisal: Science Books for Young People, Fall 1995

“Sharon was instrumental in the design and development of an important trade education course. She came into the project under challenging circumstances and still delivered well-conceived and well-written content, on time and under budget.  In addition to all that, she was a delight to work with!  I would highly recommend Sharon for any project requiring quality editorial development and/or instructional design work.” Kate Peterson, President, Performance Concepts, Inc.

Ms. Thompson contributed significantly to four major programs—Marketing Essentials, Succeeding in the World of Work, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, and Marketing Practices and Principles—by developing feature material for student texts and teachers’ resource material. In all assignments, her work was creative, thoughtful, pedagogically sound, and delivered on time in a professional format.” Deborah Kopka, Editorial Director of Career Education and Marketing Education, Glencoe Division of McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company

“I found her research to be meticulous and thorough. She writes with clarity and attention to detail and knows how to make difficult scientific material accessible and interesting to young readers.” Margaret Goldstein, Editor, Death Trap: The Story of the La Brea Tar Pits, Lerner Publications

Succeeding in the World of Workis the “grandfather” of career education textbooks…it has maintained a reputation as the finest career program available…Your participation, and the unique background and experience you brought to this project, ….have helped us create a text that will lead many thousands of students to personal and professional success.”  Deborah Kopka, Director, Career Education, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

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