Our Board

Tom Sullivan, President, was going to be an engineer, until halfway through engineering school when he succumbed to a fascination with language and literature. It eventually enlarged into a BA in English literature, which then metastasized into work as a copywriter and proofreader. To cope with these developments, Tom wrote about William Blake and aesthetic theory in his master’s thesis. After a stint in Mongolia with the US Peace Corps, Tom returned to Kansas City and went into business in 2011 as Sullivan Wordsmithing. Tom specializes in academic and technical editing and working with ESL authors. In more than a decade of working with words, Tom has engaged topics from engineering and computer science to theatre criticism and philosophy. He has worked on book manuscripts, theses and dissertations, academic journals, web copy, advertising copy, marketing materials, and more. Tom is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. Visit sullivanwordsmithing.com to see more of Tom’s work.

Lindsay Rice, Vice President, is a writer, tutor and creative individual who loves to share the joy and challenges of writing. She returned to Kansas City in 2013 after living in several U.S. cities, Canada and Japan. Lindsay has been writing poetry and prose since middle school and won a National Scholastic Writing Award. She studied poetry and fiction at The University of Iowa, and her poem, Elementals I was recently published in The Green Hills Literary Lantern. In addition to working on poetry and her first novel, she tutors middle school and high school students in academic and creative writing: www.lindsayriceassociates.com.  Lindsay is thrilled to be a part of Whispering Prairie Press.

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