About

Bill_Thorness_web2 I am a Seattle author, editor and freelance writer. I've written two gardening books, a bicycling guidebook (now in its 2nd edition), a business-leader's profile and numerous articles for periodicals and web publications. I'm also a veteran book, magazine and web editor, and perform writing and editing duties for corporate clients. I've been working in these fields in Seattle since 1985. I also teach editing in the University of Washington's Certificate in Editing program, and give regular presentations and workshops on gardening, bicycling and writing topics. I'm a ride leader for Cascade Bicycle Club, the "Get the Book to the Printer Guy" (aka managing editor) for The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle), and a Master Gardener for King County, Washington. I volunteer for a number of greening organizations, including Seattle Tilth, P-Patch and Plant Amnesty. In January 2014 I was honored with the Sustainable Hero award from Sustainable Seattle, primarily for my work in 2013 on the Solarize Seattle: Northwest campaign, but they were kind enough to mention my biking and gardening books and other work that I've done for nonprofit organizations. See my upcoming talks and events. See news and notes about my work.   Memberships: Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Independent Editors Guild Pacific Northwest Writers Association   Books: Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans (Mountaineers Books, 2nd edition, 2014) Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead and Grow Vegetables Year Round (Skipstone, 2013) Power: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry's Advisor, Confessor, and Eyewitness to History (Fenwick, 2013) Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden (Skipstone, 2009)     Selected periodicals: The Seattle Times Edible Seattle magazine PCC Sound Consumer Seattle Met magazine   Selected clients: Fenwick Publishing FTI Consulting Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas Group Health Cooperative King County Medical Society MarshBerry Mountaineers Books Neibart Group Premera Blue Cross Sasquatch Books

Resources

Reference Books Are you a writer or editor? If so, I hope you'll find these resources useful. Writing: Poynter, a school for quality journalism Resources for Writers from the King County Library System Richard Hugo House, a Seattle literary community Society of Professional Journalists   Editing: Associated Press Stylebook Chicago Manual of Style Online Editorial Freelancers Association Northwest Independent Editors Guild University of Washington's Certificate in Editing Program Yahoo Style Guide for online editing