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Glenn McMahan

Glenn McMahan - Editor

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.

In 2016, I edited and published Own Your Time: Professional Time-Management Strategies for a Profitable and Balanced Life, by a Fortune 500 executive coach.

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 published More Than Me, 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.



Services
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
  • Associated Press, Outstanding Achievement in News Coverage

Work experience

Editor

Endeavor Literary Services

February, 1995 – Present (almost 22 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 (10 selected works)

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

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

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

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

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Tracey Lampley

Glenn was a pleasure to collaborate with. I will definitely use his services in the future. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and about his expertise!

Tracey Lampley, December 2016

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