Who we help: Local/global businesses, economic development organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, nonprofits, academics, PR agencies, entrepreneurs and print and online publishers that outsource internal and external communications, business and environmental reporting and grant writing to a trusted and experienced communications partner.
What's behind our success? The journalism background of Thomas Allen Oder. Tom's skills and experience in senior newspaper editing positions give him a lens to understand and tell the stories of businesses, industries and environmental trends in ways that help decision makers outperform competitors. Tom has won awards for his work as the principal at Worldwide Editing and as a senior editor at Cox Newspapers.
Our bottom line goal: Be a revenue generator, not a cost center, that grows brand recognition, market share and reputation.
Thought leadership in three tracks (see below).
Writing and editing services
that boost local, global brands
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COVER PHOTO AND STORY: Tom Oder had the top spots in the 2018 Conservationist, the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust's annual magazine.
Core service: Writing and photography for news magazines; high-end communications for corporations and nonprofits; copyediting, proofreading, fact checking; can work virtually. Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Grown, Georgia Natural Gas, Insider Advantage and James Magazine, MARTA, Panama Gateway.
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The final set of eyes: Copy editing is a critical service that does more than dot an "i" and cross a "t". Copy editing is a process that also makes sure all the facts are right and sentences flow smoothly. The copy editor is the last person to see your content before it goes to your audience. Our goal in copy editing is to enhanced your brand and make you look smart!
Editing styles we use: AP, Chicago, Dreyer's English.
A passion: Farm to school, urban agriculture, sustainability, conservation easements. Mother Nature Network (MNN), CNN, Huffington Post,Tree Hugger, Atlanta
Magazine, National Wildlife Federation, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust.
A story that's getting good metrics
Our recent successes
Exposing a black market for plant smugglers
This story is shining a light on a black market for
succulents poached on Mexico's Cedros Island and the
U.S. West Coast. Published by Mother Nature
Network, the game warden who exposed the operation,
which has been covered by variousCalifornia newspapers,
called our story "the best-written article yet." It received
22K page views in the first 24 hours after it went live.
We're now working on a followup story about global
succulent poaching in South Africa, Madagascar and
other countries. Here's a link to the story about the
West Coast poaching:
Biomass and clean energy
We have the centerfold story in the 2018 issue of
Georgia Grown, the signature annual magazine of the
Georgia Department of Agriculture that promotes the
state's agriculture brand. This story is about Georgia's
forestry industry and its ingenious use of sawmill
byproducts, wood chips and sawdust, to create wood
pellets that are shipped to Europe where they are
replacing coal as a clean energy source.
Family owned butcher shops
We also had the cover story in the Georgia Grown 2017
issue. This story was about the comeback of family
owned butcher shops in Georgia. It featured two
families in Middle Georgia.
Georgia Natural Gas
Copyedited a 48-page 2018 Community Report
for the statewide utility and wrote a letter for the
president for a brochure promoting a major event
for key sponsors.
USDA/Georgia Trend: A report on USDA hurricane relief programs and how they are helping
Georgia farmers recover from Hurricane Michael and make conservation improvements to their farms
that will reduce the damage from future storms.
Georgia-Alabama Land Trust: In a lesson about what it means to be grateful, an artist and land owner
talks about why he loves the pristine 300-plus acres he grew up on and the converted dairy barn he calls
home. Story begins on Page 18 of the Conservationist: http://www.georgiaalabamalandtrust.org
We are working with the following businesses, nonprofits and academics on some important topics:
Mother Earth News: Greening America's cities by greening public schoolyards. A look at a
nationwide effort to turn school grounds into parks. To be published in spring 2020.
Heirloom Gardener: A report on a public policy initiative by North Carolina's Wake County
Board of Commissioners to require the use of 70 percent native plants on all county government
landscape projects. Wake County includes metropolitan Raleigh. projects.
Georgia Magazine: A story about Emory University scientists who are studying how a Civil War guide to
native plant remedies for infections from battlefield wounds can be applied to modern-day wound care.
"Probably the most complete media reporting
on birds and hurricanes I've seen."
Pat Leonard, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
A Mother Nature Network story about the impact of hurricanes on seabirds and migratory land birds.
2015 Phoenix Award for a Metro Export Plan for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (Georgia Chapter of the
Public Relations Society of America).
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My message to startups, corporate or academic communications managers or publishers ...
If writing causes you pain,
I can take that pain away!
MY CLAIM TO FAME: I wrote the famous 'It's Atlanta!' headline 9/18/1990 in The Atlanta Journal when Atlanta won the 1996 Olympics.
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