I started my career as a technical writer for a government contractor (GTE). After a period of years, I established my own business doing freelance technical writing projects as well as graphic design/pre-press work for local printers.
In 1994, after a short period of time writing for the local daily newspaper, I recognized a need in the community, and founded a hometown "good-news-paper," the Bellingham Bulletin. I published the Bulletin for 27 years, during which I did everything from management, photojournalism, design and pre-press, and bookeeping to maintaining the Bulletin website. For a year and half during this same period, I also published The Local Woman's Guide, a quarterly magazine.
I sold the newspaper at the start of 2022; however, I retained ownership of TechPro Publications. I have now come full circle, resuming my original role as a freelance publishing consultant.
My goal is to use my years of diversified experience to help you with your next publishing project, whether you're writing a book, or need content written for your website, or a press release written about your business; I can also design/layout a newspaper, magazine, advertisement, flyer or business card, and enhance/manipulate photographs. In short, I can handle your project from conception to completion (including printing coordination).
"Thank you for having the skills, knowledge and attitude for seeing me through this project of publishing a book. You have been wonderful to work with. Throughout the process, your designs, layouts, edits and changes were wonderful and yielded me a book I will be proud to present to the public. [Thanks, also, for your technical magic that fixed things!]" ~ Kathleen Teahan, MA State Representative, 1997-2007 (author)
"I have known Pam Johnson for over 20 years. She has worked for me many times designing my ads & designing post cards for me. I rely on her expertise. She is the most professional, trustworthy, and most knowledgeable person I know. I recommend her to everyone I know. ~ Ro Caddick Kilduff, Realtor
"I have written for Pam over the past fifteen years and have found her to be an amazing editor, compassionate manager, savvy marketer and a joy to work with." ~ Marjorie Turner Hollman, Author, Developmental Editor & Personal Historian
"It has always been a pleasure working with you, Pam. I have great admiration for what you do and how hard you must have worked all those years to pull off such a great, local publication." ~ Dick Ostrander, Owner, Ostrander Insurance
"We have advertised in a lot of papers and we feel that you were the easiest one to work with by far." ~ Kathy Butler, Butler & Sons Tree Service
"Pamela delivers an excellent publication that produces results for advertisers! Her ability to combine popular informative material with proven display advertising is a powerful combination. She is extremely easy to work with." ~ Ernie Pelletier, founder Ernie's Liquors and Friendly Neighborhood Comics
"Pam Johnson is a person of capability and adaptability. She has wide experience in writing, editing, graphic design, formatting, and typesetting, as well as in managing a staff. She knows how to set goals and works to achieve them with knowledge, patience, and expertise...Pam has worked with people of many ages and abilities, and she does not become flustered or intimidated when problems arise; she deals with them in a timely and creative way. Publishing a monthly newspaper meant working within a set time frame, and, month after month, year after year, Pam met that challenge—with courage, fortitude, and determination. ~ Dr. Florence Ames, former English Professor, York College, York, PA, and former Editor, Bellingham Bulletin
"Pamela is one of the best in the advertising industry. I previously had the privilege to be interviewed by her. The article read like a novel, and the photograph looked like a Thomas Kinkade.It's been a joy working with her throughout the past 20 years." ~ Wayne Goranson, Owner, Runways Salon
"Pam is easy to work with, does a very efficient, effective job and her ads are always creative and sharp. She communicates deadlines to me in a timely manner and cares about my business." ~ Janet Billings, Director, Music Together of Blackstone Valley