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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.

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.

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

Awards

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

Work experience

WRITERTYPE

WRITERTYPE

May, 1998 – Present (over 18 years)

SEE HERE: www.linkedin.com/in/writertype

Portfolio (5 selected works)

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 CIA’s transformation after 9/11 and the new American way of warThe most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place in the corners of the world where large armies can’t go. The CIA, originally created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House t... read more

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the CIA’s transformation after 9/11 and the new American way of warThe most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place in the corners of the world where large armies can’t go. The CIA, originally created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House t... 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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