Writing

As a lawyer turned actor/comic/writer/storyteller, my background enables me to bring strategy and creativity to every project. My communication skills have been tested and perfected in front of live audiences. Cross-platform writing work includes scripts for live world-class events or documentaries; story driven articles for an educational nonprofit network and the Global UX department of a large tech company; web content for a health and wellness site. To find the latest writing samples – all in one place – go to gailthomas.contently.com

SPEECHWRITER. I’ve scripted over 30 LIVE EVENTS from awards shows, gala benefits to corporate conferences; crafting inspirational speeches and banter designed to entertain, motivate and educate. With clients such as the Tribeca Film Festival, Gotham Awards and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, my words have come out of the mouths of CEOs and celebrities like Martin Scorsese, Vera Wang and Kevin Spacey. Check out Fred Willard’s opening speech at the Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising GALA.

STORYTELLING CONTENT WRITER/STRATEGIST.  Currently, I work as a strategic storyteller, writer and interviewer for clients including Pitney Bowes Global UX department and 100Kin10 STEM education network. Those writing samples can be found at gailthomas.contently.com. 

For Veria Living, a health and wellness website, I wrote for digital and marketing departments, and helped develop an award-winning web comedy series. Playful, conversational language worked best when I wrote for Resolutiongurua life style website. And there were numerous gigs as a copyeditor/writer for advertising agencies.

SCRIPTS. I wrote the documentary feature which launched Al Jezeera America news channel. I’ve also developed animated shows, sitcoms, comedy news, screenplays and treatments. Watch short comedy My BFF, shot with a loose script and improvisation.

CREATIVE NONFICTION and HUMOR. I wrote We Cheer for The Villager, describing how NYers came together following the tragedy of 911.  I wrote a humor column for Business Woman magazine.  

STORYTELLING – I’m a Moth StorySLAM winner and have performed with NYC shows including RISK!, The Liar Show, and the Story Collider. I teach classes for the Story Studio. See storytelling videos on my youtube page for Blinkfast Productions.

Searching for your story? Give me a call. I’ll help you express you — on stage or on the page.