Glenn McMahan

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Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Editor, graduate of the University of Denver Publishing Institute, twenty-five years of experience serving authors and publishing houses.

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I am proficient with all levels of book editing, including developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. My editing skills were first honed as a magazine and newspaper journalist. In 1995, I began working as a freelance writer and editor serving non-fiction authors, academic writers, and non-profit organizations. I have expert experience with the Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press style.

Of my books published so far in 2018, I edited and proofread the top-selling business book titled "Fluid" by young entrepreneur Najeeb Khan. Six more books that I edited are scheduled to be launched in April.

In 2017, my editing work has included four major theology books written by Jewish scholars, and a historian of sacred art. The titles are displayed below. I also edited soon-to-be-published "Stop Blaming Free Markets," an economics book by CEO Andrew Smith; the business and management book titled "ClickSand" by Bill Troy; and the self-help books "The Optimal Life" by Brian Vondruska, and "Simplifying Life" by Dr. Brett Taylor.

Among my 2016 projects, I edited and published "Own Your Time: Professional Time-Management Strategies for a Profitable and Balanced Life," by Fortune 500 executive coach Stephanie Wachman.

In 2015, I edited and published eight books about business, economics, and theology for the Global Commerce Network, a non-profit publisher. These included "Wealth and Wisdom," "The Meaning of Work," "Working Together," "Why People Matter," and "The Economy of God."

In 2008, I co-authored "More Than Me" (NavPress), about developing healthy family and workplace relationships.

Since 1995, I have been working as a freelance writer and editor, including 18 years in Brazil. I edited three books about small business for two Australian authors (Quantum Press). I wrote articles for the Jornal do Comércio in Recife, and wrote about Brazilian culture, business, and economics. I also edited academic articles for Brazilian professors.

As a newspaper and wire service reporter in and around Washington, D.C., I worked for the American Journalism Review, Capital News Service, and The Frederick News-Post. My articles were published in numerous Maryland newspapers, the Associated Press and the former Knight-Ridder News Service. I covered Maryland politics and education in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis. I also wrote about two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a U.S. Senator, and the U.S. Supreme Court. I won writing and reporting awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.

In 2015, I graduated from the University of Denver Publishing Institute. I hold a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in English (creative writing) from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Economics
Parenting & Families
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • M.A. Journalism, University of Maryland, 1993
  • University of Denver Publishing Institute, 2015
  • B.A. English, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 1989

Awards

  • Society of Professional Journalists, First Place Breaking News Reporting
  • Outstanding Writing and Reporting, the Associated Press

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
February, 1995 – Present (over 23 years)

Developmental book editing, copy editing, proofreading
Ghostwriting
Translation (Portuguese to English)

Reporter

The Frederick News-Post
May, 1992 – September, 1994 (over 2 years)

Covered local, state, and national politics, the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis, and state and local education.

Reporter

Capital News Service (Washington, D.C.)
August, 1991 – December, 1991 (5 months)

Covered the Supreme Court, Maryland’s delegation to U.S. Senate and
Congress, the Maryland General Assembly and federal agencies for nine
daily newspapers in Maryland, AP, and the Knight-Ridder News Wire.

News Aide

American Journalism Review
August, 1990 – August, 1991 (about 1 year)

Reporting, writing, editing, fact checking and proofreading for this
national magazine (circulation 50,000).

Portfolio (21 selected works)

The Prayers of David: 40 Devotions Examining the Man After God's Own Heart

Rabbi Sidney Vineburg

The prayers of David -- a shepherd boy, king, warrior, fugitive, sinner, and heartbroken father -- offer guidance and wisdom still relevant for life today David was a man after God's own heart, not because he was perfect, but because he always sought God through prayer. It is through his example we can learn to pray in all things at all times. The Prayers of David combines faithful scholarship... read more

The prayers of David -- a shepherd boy, king, warrior, fugitive, sinner, and heartbroken father -- offer guidance and wisdom still relevant for life today David was a man after God's own heart, not because he was perfect, but because he always sought God through prayer. It is through his example we can learn to pray in all things at all times. The Prayers of David combines faithful scholarship... read more

Own Your Time: Professional Time-Management Strategies for a Profitable and Balanced Life

Stephanie Wachman

In this book, author Stephanie Wachman, a Fortune 500 executive coach, provides business professionals with proven time-management strategies. Own Your Time provides practical, concise skills for business professionals to become more productive, reduce stress, increase profits and have a more balanced life. The book's chapters address ways to manage meetings, email, healthy sleep patterns, pro... read more

In this book, author Stephanie Wachman, a Fortune 500 executive coach, provides business professionals with proven time-management strategies. Own Your Time provides practical, concise skills for business professionals to become more productive, reduce stress, increase profits and have a more balanced life. The book's chapters address ways to manage meetings, email, healthy sleep patterns, pro... read more

Found in Translation: 52 Hebrew Words to Enrich Your Bible Reading (English and Hebrew Edition)

Asher Reich, Marty Foodim

What is the actual meaning of the Hebrew word for love? Find out the full meaning of 52 Hebrew words and how they can impact your Bible study Found in Translation takes a close look at the original meanings and contexts of Hebrew words to offer profound inspirational reflections that encourage a deeper understanding of Scripture. Many Hebrew words have multiple meanings and most Bible translat... read more

What is the actual meaning of the Hebrew word for love? Find out the full meaning of 52 Hebrew words and how they can impact your Bible study Found in Translation takes a close look at the original meanings and contexts of Hebrew words to offer profound inspirational reflections that encourage a deeper understanding of Scripture. Many Hebrew words have multiple meanings and most Bible translat... read more

The Optimal Life Experience: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Maximize Well-Being

Brian Vondruska

What is the optimal life experience? How is it attained? These questions have been studied for thousands of years. This book finally deduces the answers. Drawing on concepts from psychology, philosophy, and economics, this book creates a coherent picture of the total human experience. From the complexities of life, it extracts a simple path to maximized well-being. That path incorporates gener... read more

What is the optimal life experience? How is it attained? These questions have been studied for thousands of years. This book finally deduces the answers. Drawing on concepts from psychology, philosophy, and economics, this book creates a coherent picture of the total human experience. From the complexities of life, it extracts a simple path to maximized well-being. That path incorporates gener... read more

Inspired By the Word: The Bible Through the Eyes of the Great Masters

Dr. J. Sage Elwell, Dr. Corinna Ricasoli

Experience Bible stories as seen through the eyes of some of the greatest master artists of all times Combined expertise of a well-known art historian with a gifted inspirational writer brings each of these sixty beautifully depicted scenes to life. Short, inspirational reflections offer insight into the art, including the historical and cultural context and biblical background. Thought-provok... read more

Experience Bible stories as seen through the eyes of some of the greatest master artists of all times Combined expertise of a well-known art historian with a gifted inspirational writer brings each of these sixty beautifully depicted scenes to life. Short, inspirational reflections offer insight into the art, including the historical and cultural context and biblical background. Thought-provok... read more

Global Impact Bible: See the Bible in a Whole New Light

Museum of the Bible Books

Includes over 900 four-color, illustrated articles revealing the Bible's influence on: science & medicine; education & literacy; government & politics; exploration & commerce; arts & entertainment; languages, and human relations. One of the most comprehensive and thought-provoking resources for exploring the deep impact, historical significance, and influence of the best-selling book of all ti... read more

Includes over 900 four-color, illustrated articles revealing the Bible's influence on: science & medicine; education & literacy; government & politics; exploration & commerce; arts & entertainment; languages, and human relations. One of the most comprehensive and thought-provoking resources for exploring the deep impact, historical significance, and influence of the best-selling book of all ti... read more

It's All About the How: A Practical Guide for Executing Business Strategies

Mrs. Teri Giannetti

Talk and plan less; do more and do it well. Executing business strategies requires efficiency. It’s All about the How provides practical advice, stories, ideas and proven tools that empower business professionals to successfully implement strategies and deliver results. 1. Hands down, your success will depend on the quality of the “How.” Too many leaders and managers get caught up in the detai... read more

Talk and plan less; do more and do it well. Executing business strategies requires efficiency. It’s All about the How provides practical advice, stories, ideas and proven tools that empower business professionals to successfully implement strategies and deliver results. 1. Hands down, your success will depend on the quality of the “How.” Too many leaders and managers get caught up in the detai... read more

CLICKSAND: How Online Marketing Will Destroy Your Business (And The Unlikely Secret To Saving It)

Bill Troy

CLICKSAND exposes how the online marketing industry is destroying millions of businesses in a greedy money grab. From the largest companies such as Google, Facebook and Hubspot, to small agencies and consultants in every city and town, online marketers are convincing unsuspecting business owners that online marketing is a panacea that will solve all of their sales and marketing challenges. In ... read more

CLICKSAND exposes how the online marketing industry is destroying millions of businesses in a greedy money grab. From the largest companies such as Google, Facebook and Hubspot, to small agencies and consultants in every city and town, online marketers are convincing unsuspecting business owners that online marketing is a panacea that will solve all of their sales and marketing challenges. In ... read more

Wealth and Wisdom: A Biblical Perspective on Economics

Jake Barnett

In Wealth and Wisdom, businessman Jake Barnett develops a solid theology of God’s generous purposes for the material world. At the heart of the Scriptures, says the author, is a bold call for us to integrate economics—including our personal economics—with love and community. To do this requires a refusal to follow the empty materialism of our age. As we align our lives with God’s designs for w... read more

In Wealth and Wisdom, businessman Jake Barnett develops a solid theology of God’s generous purposes for the material world. At the heart of the Scriptures, says the author, is a bold call for us to integrate economics—including our personal economics—with love and community. To do this requires a refusal to follow the empty materialism of our age. As we align our lives with God’s designs for w... read more

Simplifying Life: Simple Steps for Finding Your Way (in a Complex World)

Brett Taylor

Dr. Google says that author Brett Taylor has a 30 percent chance of living five more years (his real doctors are non-committal). Living with the threat of death has (not surprisingly) taught him a little about how to suck the most out of life.Other authors who write about life make it too complicated. Brett doesn’t have time for that. That’s why he wrote this book. He doesn’t want people to tr... read more

Dr. Google says that author Brett Taylor has a 30 percent chance of living five more years (his real doctors are non-committal). Living with the threat of death has (not surprisingly) taught him a little about how to suck the most out of life.Other authors who write about life make it too complicated. Brett doesn’t have time for that. That’s why he wrote this book. He doesn’t want people to tr... read more

Fluid: How Culture, Hidden Opportunities, and Flatter Structures Lead to Profitable Innovation

Najeeb Khan

In ten years, half of the S&P 500 companies will be extinct. Forget the old rules of competition. There are new hidden competitors that come from nowhere to take over your market. They can be external or within your company. This book explores the past, present, and future of innovation. Discover how the Mongol Dynasty innovated to create one of the largest empires in the world to how to take ... read more

In ten years, half of the S&P 500 companies will be extinct. Forget the old rules of competition. There are new hidden competitors that come from nowhere to take over your market. They can be external or within your company. This book explores the past, present, and future of innovation. Discover how the Mongol Dynasty innovated to create one of the largest empires in the world to how to take ... read more

The Entrepreneurial God: A Study Guide

Donald McGilchrist

God is the grand innovator ... a creator who, motivated by love, initiated the first “start-up”—our world. Yet the philosophical wedge driven between what our culture deems “sacred” and “secular” makes it difficult for business leaders and professionals to think about entrepreneurship and innovation through a theological lens. In The Entrepreneurial God, Donald McGilchrist presents a study of ... read more

God is the grand innovator ... a creator who, motivated by love, initiated the first “start-up”—our world. Yet the philosophical wedge driven between what our culture deems “sacred” and “secular” makes it difficult for business leaders and professionals to think about entrepreneurship and innovation through a theological lens. In The Entrepreneurial God, Donald McGilchrist presents a study of ... read more

Church Without Walls

Jim Petersen

By habit, the church has come to mean a place where we congregate. But that understanding causes us to miss one of our primary reasons for being in the world. In Church Without Walls, author Jim Petersen offers an exciting definition of the church that pushes beyond the too-small boundaries we've inherited from the past. A vivid and inspiring call to every Christian, this book explores why som... read more

By habit, the church has come to mean a place where we congregate. But that understanding causes us to miss one of our primary reasons for being in the world. In Church Without Walls, author Jim Petersen offers an exciting definition of the church that pushes beyond the too-small boundaries we've inherited from the past. A vivid and inspiring call to every Christian, this book explores why som... read more

More Than Me: The 4 Essentials of Relational Wholeness

Jim Petersen, Glenn McMahan, David A Russ

Life is about relationships, but we increasingly see them broken and suffering. Learn how relationships can become whole with four divinely appointed principles: love, integrity, humility, and forgiveness.

Life is about relationships, but we increasingly see them broken and suffering. Learn how relationships can become whole with four divinely appointed principles: love, integrity, humility, and forgiveness.

The Meaning of Work (Scriptural Roots of Commerce) (Volume 5)

Donald McGilchrist

We spend most of our lives working. Do our jobs mean anything to God? The Meaning of Work offers a hopeful answer to that question. Early in the story, we discover a God who works with passion and love, and who has designed us to work. We explore the truth that all work done in faith is sacred and purposeful. The study then helps us discover how our professional lives can be integrated with Go... read more

We spend most of our lives working. Do our jobs mean anything to God? The Meaning of Work offers a hopeful answer to that question. Early in the story, we discover a God who works with passion and love, and who has designed us to work. We explore the truth that all work done in faith is sacred and purposeful. The study then helps us discover how our professional lives can be integrated with Go... read more

Working Together (Scriptural Roots of Commerce) (Volume 4)

Jim Petersen

We relate to clients, suppliers, colleagues, bosses, and employees. Businesses collapse when trust erodes. Clearly, commerce is nothing if not a complex web of relationships. As obvious as this might be, most people never give the relational element of commerce much thought. The Scriptures, meanwhile, help us recover lost principles for this critical area of life. These principles are rooted i... read more

We relate to clients, suppliers, colleagues, bosses, and employees. Businesses collapse when trust erodes. Clearly, commerce is nothing if not a complex web of relationships. As obvious as this might be, most people never give the relational element of commerce much thought. The Scriptures, meanwhile, help us recover lost principles for this critical area of life. These principles are rooted i... read more

The Economy of God (Scriptural Roots of Commerce) (Volume 6)

Tom Petersen

There is an economy within God’s kingdom and it’s ultimately about people, not about money. This study addresses current questions such as: Is wealth good, or a cause of corruption and injustice? Why is there so much poverty and how should we respond? How can we live generous lives? What is true wealth? In The Economy of God, we learn that even those who are materially poor can be spiritually ... read more

There is an economy within God’s kingdom and it’s ultimately about people, not about money. This study addresses current questions such as: Is wealth good, or a cause of corruption and injustice? Why is there so much poverty and how should we respond? How can we live generous lives? What is true wealth? In The Economy of God, we learn that even those who are materially poor can be spiritually ... read more

Why People Matter (Scriptural Roots of Commerce) (Volume 2)

Donald McGilchrist

King David asked this profound question: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars . . . what is man that you are mindful of him? (Psalm 8: 3-4). We all ask similar questions. Who are we? What is the basis for our value? Am I really a good person? An accurate understanding of human nature is essential for us to flourish in our relationships and professions... read more

King David asked this profound question: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars . . . what is man that you are mindful of him? (Psalm 8: 3-4). We all ask similar questions. Who are we? What is the basis for our value? Am I really a good person? An accurate understanding of human nature is essential for us to flourish in our relationships and professions... read more

The Invisible Entrepreneur: Grow Your Business, Increase Your Profits and Never Work Again

Louise Woodbury, William De Ora

This book will give you the opportunity to stop, breathe, and reflect. The book may well be the wake up call you have been looking for to get off the treadmill and to get your business and your life back on track. When you transform your business, and allow yourself to become 'The Invisible Entrepreneur', you create a business where you have choice. And it's when you have choice that you are t... read more

This book will give you the opportunity to stop, breathe, and reflect. The book may well be the wake up call you have been looking for to get off the treadmill and to get your business and your life back on track. When you transform your business, and allow yourself to become 'The Invisible Entrepreneur', you create a business where you have choice. And it's when you have choice that you are t... read more

The Invisible Partnership

Louise Woodbury, William De Ora

Is it really possible for a husband and wife to successfully live, love and work together? The answer is Yes! This book is written by people who have been through it all, made the mistakes and experienced the pitfalls. It provides a no-holds barred, warts and all look at the process and steps couples need to succeed. In language unaffected by corporate gobbledegook and management jargon, Louis... read more

Is it really possible for a husband and wife to successfully live, love and work together? The answer is Yes! This book is written by people who have been through it all, made the mistakes and experienced the pitfalls. It provides a no-holds barred, warts and all look at the process and steps couples need to succeed. In language unaffected by corporate gobbledegook and management jargon, Louis... read more

The Invisible Branson

Louise Woodbury, William De Ora

The question is: Why has Sir Richard Branson been so successful in business? What are his secrets to success? And, why hasn't everyone followed in his footsteps?This unique new book sheds light into why so many business owners and managers have not been able to put into practice the qualities that have made Richard Branson so highly successful. Authors Louise Woodbury and William de Ora say th... read more

The question is: Why has Sir Richard Branson been so successful in business? What are his secrets to success? And, why hasn't everyone followed in his footsteps?This unique new book sheds light into why so many business owners and managers have not been able to put into practice the qualities that have made Richard Branson so highly successful. Authors Louise Woodbury and William de Ora say th... read more

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Ross Victory

Hopefully the collaboration is not over, but I find Glenn to be very professional and matter of fact in his analysis and feedback, which is important to putting art into the marketplace. I also appreciate his responses to my questions as a new author. I look forward to continuing the collaboration!

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Ross Victory, September 2018


Brad Baber

I am very grateful for Glenn's editorial assessment on my manuscript. He helped identify strengths and offered great ideas for improvement. I also value his market assessment, and recommendations on a publishing strategy, including the realities of both traditional and self-publishing. I'd recommend working with Glenn.

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Brad Baber, September 2018


Denise Fredi

Glenn was very helpful. This review is for his initial comments to my book. Instead of copy editing, he offered to do an overview with suggestions to improve the manuscript. I appreciate the feedback and will try to incorporate his suggestions. As an author, I agreed with much of his feedback, but didn't agree with some. He was fine with that. Glenn is a great option for an new author because ...

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Denise Fredi, September 2018


Tom Grannell

I am very pleased with having Glenn collaborate and intend to continue have him work with me towards possible publication of my book. His analysis of my work so far has been profoundly insightful and incisive; his comments have been clear and helpful and doable.

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Tom Grannell, August 2018


Phil Herndon

We had a super tight deadline and I was confident from the beginning that we would not make it. Glenn showed me how we could, laid out a timeline and even with me out of the country for the last 3 weeks of getting the book out, I did my final review in Cambodia! We got it done and 350 copies will be at a trade show in Florida next week for a book signing. There is no question that Glenn went...

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Phil Herndon, April 2018

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