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The show-twin of Living on Purpose on Podbean is The On Purpose Podcast.
Inspiring, fun, intriguing. Purposeful! Recent podcasts for your ears, Dr. Julie Ponesse, and futurist Dr. Tomorrow and Roger Nelson of the Global Conscious Project, and 100 quotes from the movie, The Secret.
Ready to write, talk, learn through discussion in a small group with specific themes? Short writes, tips for a compatible editor, publisher, creating a podcast? Or in a larger group (with break-out rooms)? With encouragement and support. Please send a message to learn more.
I Just Want Peace is a #1 International Bestseller.
For anyone wondering what it’s like to work with Lynn Thompson as an editor, writer, and collaborator, here are unsolicited, spontaneous testimonials from three of the numerous people on my team involved with preparing my book for publication.
Lynn, you were an absolute JOY to work with!!!! You show infinite patience and presence making me feel seen, heard, and valued! You have cultivated so much focus, but are always game to have fun! You are a super talented writer and diligent and detailed editor. Your awareness is unrivaled, yet you are unruffled. The way you honoured Sandy’s legacy and embraced every new person added to the team was phenomenal! Collaborating with you was a dream, we were so attuned, even over Zoom, it was like our minds merged in purpose and play-fullness! Knowing you is a true and beautiful Blessing! Brae! It’s so incredible what can be accomplished when a set of stellar communicators are led by a star like YOU, Lynn Thompson!!!!
A great tribute to you, Lynn. I concur with Kristi on how much infinite patience, presence, and passion you had for this book project throughout and how I felt seen and heard, grateful to learn some of the ins and outs of editing. I feel like a beginner’s mind in so many ways. Such attention to detail and making everything appear to be seamless, more fun, and just more than the sum of its parts that you tracked so well. It was a meaningful creative process that I secretly never wanted to end. But then we’d be denying the world of a great legacy book and to give Peace a better chance.
Congratulations, Sandy and Team Peace!
I concur with everything Kristi said. You have shown infinite patience, Lynn, with all of us throwing in different edits, you have welcomed each and every one of us and responded with kindness.
You are an awesome editor and have been a profound help to Sandy and her legacy book.
Well done and thank you!
Crystal Cregge, illustrator.
> Finalist, 2020 Eric Hoffer Excellence in Independent Publishing Awards
> Winner, Juvenile Fiction, 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards
> Finalist, 2022 Young Adult Virginia Author Award
“Lynn is a fantastic written word and spoken word editor! She has an exquisite ear and ability to smooth out gnarly audio issues, creating a smooth sound experience. Her astute attention to details helps our recordings shine.” With thanks, Allyson Woodrooffe―The Embodied Present Process (TEPP) co-founder with Philip Shepherd
“With her podcast, Living on Purpose, Lynn Thompson interviews guests with a style that is engaging and intuitive. Through a balance of sincerity and humour, Lynn is often helping her guests gain insights into their work!” With thanks, Jamie Thompson―Artistic Director, Urban Flute Project, Creative Collaborator with Musicians, Artists
Appreciative Podcast Guest, 2006, 2022: “After many years of doing radio interviews, it’s a special pleasure to visit with Lynn Thompson on her Living on Purpose show. Clearly well-prepared and familiar with my work, Lynn anticipates and asks the perfect questions to bring out the best in a guest. The Living on Purpose program is the perfect platform to address life’s important issues.” ~ Dan Millman, peacefulwarrior.com Dan was our featured guest on Living on Purpose, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
First-time author: “Lynn Thompson has been an absolute pleasure to work with in preparation for publishing my first book, Slave No More with Morgan James Publishing. Her editing expertise, organization, patience as I've grown as a writer, and always considering what was best for me as an author has made my process run smoothly. Her guidance throughout my process has been invaluable, and she has helped make my book even better. Lynn has been more than an editor. She has been a consultant and friend throughout my process. I highly recommend Lynn for any editing project!” (2021) Paul A. Henderson
Derian is a Certified Expert Speaker, Real Estate Investor, and Certified Professional Accountant. He will leave you inspired, energized and feeling unstoppable so that you, too, may live a life of passion, purpose and freedom. Derian enjoys doing fun activities with Ms. Nadia, his lovely granddaughter.
Appreciation for his book editor and friend, Lynn Thompson: “Lynn transforms your literary work from good to great. She is extremely organized and professional, a pleasure!”
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Majeed "Like Magic" Mogharreban
“My deepest gratitude to Lynn Thompson who turned my day of training into a book. We call it Bookifying. Lynn is an extraordinary editor who is positive and supportive!”
Majeed Mogharreban author of Expert Speaker: 5 Steps to Grow Your Business with Public Speaking
(Gatineau, QC, Canada)
“Lynn is an engaged, meticulous editor who is supportive, clear, adaptable, and collaborative, from changing a word to moving a paragraph to offering a complete rewrite of a section, and asking for clarification of a point. I highly recommend her!” Bill Farr, author, wellness coach and instructor in meditation―The Art of Unity (New York)
“I was blessed in having Lynn Thompson create a book of my life story for my family and friends to read and to live on after me. This is a dream come true for me. I both commend her and recommend her for helping others.” Joe Frisinger, A Perfect Love and a Blessed Life (Kauai, Hawaii)
“I completely recommend Lynn Thompson for her editing expertise. She has a fine eye for detail and blew me away by the number of edits that she did in order to bring my book from one I was happy with to one I am so proud of, published by Morgan James Publishing. Beyond her exceptional knowledge and application of what is needed, Lynn is an absolute delight to work with. From the beginning, I felt safe to hand over my ‘baby’ to her. She was respectful, professional, and always asked me about significant changes before making them. Thank you, Lynn.”
Junie Swadron―Your Life Matters, 8 Simple Steps to Writing Your Story
Written by Junie Swadron and Illustrated by David Halliwell
First published in December 2020.
"Thanks to Craig Shemilt and Iryna Spica of Island Blue Printorium Books in Victoria BC Canada for doing such a beautiful job printing our book. Special thanks go to Lynn Thompson for her wonderful suggestions and brilliant editing skills that made this book possible in the time frame. This book is the first collaboration between my fiancé David and me, and we are so excited to have these books in our hands. Look who’s snuggling on the stairs right behind David’s shoulder. Those two lovebirds don’t even need mistletoe!"
My hero, my saving grace, in this project was Lynn Thompson, my editor. I reached out to Lynn with my manuscript for a quick turnaround for the publisher, yet she took on this project and dove all in. She worked tirelessly and helped to create nothing short of a miracle. I am genuinely grateful to have found a kindred soul who is truly as passionate about my project as I am. Brenda Kilhoffer—Hope Rising (Arizona USA, October 2021)
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