"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God."
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
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. In addition to serving as a full-time faculty member, other responsibilities include advising 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 helped develop Writing Camp and continues to teach classes.
Publications & Communications Director
2004–2017, Dubuque, IA, www.emmausworldwide.org
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) significantly enhanced Emmaus Worldwide's 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
Founder / Editor
2008–2014, Dubuque, IA
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
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
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
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.
Editor & Writer
1996–1999, Pensacola, FL, www.abeka.com
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