Jeremy K. Spencer

Jeremy K. Spencer - Editor

Portland, Oregon

Deep reader: Full-spectrum writer/editor/copy chief with 16 years' experience in national and internat'l magazines, books, and digital.

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Overview

I’m a writer and editor from Memphis, Tennessee. My writing has appeared in Outside, Men’s Journal, Wired, and The Millions, among other places. My long-form editing work has appeared in Best American Science and Nature Writing, received honorable mention in Best American Sportswriting, and won three golds at the Lowell Thomas Awards. I’ve been a contributing features editor at the digital magazine Matter, from Medium/Twitter. I co-edited The Southerner’s Handbook, a New York Times Bestseller. Formerly, I was a senior features editor at Outside, where I edited Wells Tower, Benjamin Percy, Rowan Jacobsen, Bucky McMahon, Patrick Symmes, Jane Smiley, and many others.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Anthologies
Humor & Comedy
Literature
Mashups
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Design
Music
Nature
Photography
Sports & outdoor recreation
Travel

Awards

  • Best American
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Lowell Thomas Gold

Work experience

WRITERTYPE

WRITERTYPE
May, 1998 – Present (over 20 years)

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Portfolio (5 selected works)

Eyes: Novellas and Stories

William H. Gass

A dazzling new collection—two novellas and four short stories from one of the most revered writers of our time, author of seven books of fiction, among them The Tunnel (“An extraordinary achievement”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post); Middle C (“Exhilaratingly ingenious”—Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review, cover); and Cartesian Sonata (“The finest prose stylist in America”—The Was... read more

A dazzling new collection—two novellas and four short stories from one of the most revered writers of our time, author of seven books of fiction, among them The Tunnel (“An extraordinary achievement”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post); Middle C (“Exhilaratingly ingenious”—Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review, cover); and Cartesian Sonata (“The finest prose stylist in America”—The Was... read more

Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

J. Craig Venter

The renowned scientist and author of A Life Decoded examines the creation of life in the new field of synthetic genomicsIn 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create “synthetic life”—putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to actually write the genetic code for designing new... read more

The renowned scientist and author of A Life Decoded examines the creation of life in the new field of synthetic genomicsIn 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create “synthetic life”—putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to actually write the genetic code for designing new... read more

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Mark Mazzetti

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world’s dark spaces: the new American way of war The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large a... read more

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world’s dark spaces: the new American way of war The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large a... read more

The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life

Editors of Garden and Gun

Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South.From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Sty... read more

Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South.From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Sty... read more

The Outsider: A Memoir

Jimmy Connors

The Outsider is a no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors.Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public’s adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis ... read more

The Outsider is a no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors.Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public’s adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis ... read more

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