About The Write Editor

Rita Halter Thomas

My name is Rita Halter Thomas. I am The Write Editor.

The Write Editor is the result of 23 years’ experience in print and digital media, a God who meddles, my love for people, and a passion for stories.


As a former newspaper publisher and a pastor’s wife, the time came for me to surrender the job I loved for the God I loved more. God meddled in my life when I became a publisher and was moved 750 miles from home. He meddled each time He relocated us. He meddled as I walked out of the newspaper, keyless, for the last time. No more late night entries through the back door. For me, the press had stopped. Fast forward a few years, and yes, God began to meddle once again. When my former pastor asked me to join his writing team for a book project, I humbly agreed. Two years later, that pastor’s book published.


The Write Editor is a proofreading, editing and writing service launched because God meddled with my life! It is my vision to assist Christian writers and authors, whether the writer seeks to reach a broad audience or a specific target.    

                                                            

Professional Background

  • Served as a the publisher for a group of newspapers, magazines and print shops
  • Founding member of South Dakotans for Open Government
  • Served on the First Amendment Committee for the South Dakota Newspaper Association
  • Served on the board of directors for the Al Neuharth Multi-Media Center
  • Served on a discussion panel with then-president of USA Today
  • Named one of the Jaycees Top Ten Outstanding Young South Dakotans    

A few extra notes:

  • I am always learning, so what I don't know, I research
  • AP Style is my strength, and I am a student of The Chicago Manual of Style
  • For important work, no one should edit their own projects, even editors
  • I will never claim to be perfect, but please don't tell my husband

My dream is to write words that speak life into the hearts of others, and to help others do the same.  Everyone has a story.  What's yours?