Judy Thomas is an accomplished writer, marketing and publishing professional with a diverse portfolio that touches the project management, financial services, nonprofit, pharmaceutical, chemical, book and magazine publishing industries.
Recently, on the book publishing side, Judy managed CRC Press’ global online program, marketing their full compliment of scientific, technical, reference, text, print and ebooks.
Previously, at the Project Management Institute, she supported PMI’s legendary Standards, marketing the Third Edition of the PMBOK Guide(R) and the launch of OPM3(R). In collaboration with the publications department, Judy marketed PMI’s Bookstore and published several articles in their monthly publication, PMI Today.
In yet another book marketing role, at Scholarly Resources/SR Books, best known for publishing The Gallup Poll, she created print and online collateral to sell their microfilm, academic and trade book collections to librarians, professors and trade booksellers.
On the magazine side, Judy recently helped Sandow Media enhance the online presence of their popular, quarterly publication, NewBeauty, with the debut of a new advanced treatment website, complete with NewBeauty doctor treatment information, before and after photos, testimonials, videos, and more.
Previously, in a related role, Judy promoted the American Chemical Society’s key monthly trade publication, Chemical & Engineering News, along with Modern Drug Discovery, and the annual Rubber, Informex and CPHI Show Daily publications.
During a few long term projects at financial and pharmaceutical industry leaders, respectively, The Vanguard Group and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer), Judy quickly established herself as a competent technical writer. She learned to communicate effectively by simplifying technical processes so that they could be understood by the general public.
Judy also enjoys writing in her spare time, whether it be blogging, writing freelance articles, white papers, or press releases. With more than 20 bylined articles in her portfolio, she has been published by the Delaware County Daily Times, Main Line Life, Unscripted, NOIR!, Nostalgia, INFORMEX Show Daily and Voices of Central Pennsylvania. It should come as no surprise that several of her published articles have been about authors and their latest books.
Ms. Thomas has written lengthy white papers on search engine optimization and a client case study for the New Jersey-based Crestec Digital, which were made available through the ad agency’s website.
She occasionally provides public relations support for causes and companies that are meaningful to her, writing and distributing releases and securing media coverage. Over the last couple of years, she has been volunteering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and has participated in their Race for the Cure fundraising events for years.
Judy received her B.A. in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University, where she completed an accredited print journalism internship.