Career Positions

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God."

–William Carey

Mark remains passionate about using his writing, editing, and publishing skills to help authors reach readers. This has led him to work with a variety of publishers that develop Bible-based, Christian-living resources. A career, Mark insists, is not merely about earning a living; rather, it is the means of pointing people to the Savior.

Pensacola Christian College

    Faculty, English and Professional Writing

     2017–present, Pensacola, FL, www.pcci.edu

Pensacola Christian College

The Professional Writing (PW) concentration helps students “develop and refine journalistic, advertising, technical, and creative writing skills while grasping the fundamentals of layout and design.” Specific courses Mark teaches include:

  • EN 121 – English Grammar & Composition

  • EN 301 – Creative Writing

  • PW 301 – Copywriting

  • PW 404 – Advanced Copy Editing

  • PW 406 – Creative Nonfiction

  • PW 408 – Writing for Publication

 

Each year, Mark teaches 8 courses with 125–150 students. In addition to serving as a full-time faculty member, other responsibilities include advising nearly 40 Professional Writing students, developing course material, participating in department meetings, assisting with assessment activities, evaluating student writing ability platforms, and judging various essay and writing contests. He also serve as Writing Camp director (see 2021 schedule).

Emmaus Worldwide

     Publications & Communications Director

     2004–2017, Dubuque, IA, www.emmausworldwide.org

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Development (from acquisition through print-ready files) of 125+ books and 700+ repackaged reprints; involvement with strategic planning / implementation; development of original book projects; mentoring of authors; typesetting of text and cover design; integration of digital files for innovative Bible Study App; distribution of eBooks / eCourses; oversight of advertising campaigns.

Management and supervision of editorial staff and freelancers; partnership with authors and designers; oversight of resources during the acquisition process of Walterick Publications & Media.

Financial Profitability – From 2004 to 2017, Mark helped guide Emmaus Worldwide through a period of publishing expansion. Sales of books and resources (both print and digital) have significantly enhanced Emmaus Worldwide revenue and financial profitability.

Production of resources by print manufacturers; expertise of offset and digital processes; communication through website, catalogs, newsletters, flyers, videos, social media, etc.

List of Publications

Edit-My-Paper.com

     Founder / Editor

     2008–2014, Dubuque, IA

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editorial services, editing, writing, author coaching

After designing and implementing a website, Mark began www.Edit-My-Paper.com, an online editorial service focused on providing graduate students and business professionals comprehensive organizational, developmental, and editorial assistance with their essays, reports, and other corporate material.

Christian Books Melanesia

     Publications Manager and Editor

     2002–2004, Wewak, Papua New Guinea

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Melanesia
editorial services, editing, writing, author coaching

As publications manager and editor of CBM (the largest Christian publisher in PNG), Mark demonstrated leadership in developing over 30 original publication projects and 100+ repackaged reprints. This process involved manuscript evaluation, writing, revision, proofreading, and layout / design. Additional duties included creating the CBM website and working with domestic and international printers. Mark also supervised the customer service department and trained publication staff.

List of Publications

Adams Center for Teaching Excellence

     Technology Web Writer

     2000–2001, Abilene, TX, blogs.acu.edu/adamscenter

Mark Wainwright, editorial services, editing, writing, author coaching

As a web writer, Mark used his journalistic skills to write feature articles that described the facilities, events, technology, and people that make the Adams Center a place dedicated to the infusion of teaching and technology.

List of Web Articles

The University Writing Center

     Writing Tutor / Assistant Director

     2000–2001, Abilene, TX, blogs.acu.edu/writingcenter

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As a writing tutor, my responsibilities included helping university and graduate students at any stage of the composition process. I helped students first develop the overall structure and organization of their draft before considering sentence-level revisions. Promoted to assistant director in 2001.

Abeka

     Editor & Writer

     1996–1999, Pensacola, FL, www.abeka.com

Mark Wainwright, editorial services, editing, writing, author coaching

As an editor and writer for Abeka, Mark collaborated with the editorial department to research, write, and edit elementary and secondary textbooks and curriculum. He was credited as “Editorial Assistant” in three publications and “Contributor” in a fourth.

List of Textbook Resources