Jim Henry


I have been editing since I was a teenager. My senior year in high school I became editor of my award-winning newspaper The Exponent, in just my second year on the staff of the paper. Once I graduated, I attended St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine, and I founded the college newspaper The Spectrum, which I edited for more than three years, and in my senior year, I recruited and trained my replacement as editor, to ensure the paper would survive after I graduated.

In the early 1990s, I entered graduate school at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and worked as a writing coach for the Daily Egyptian, helping undergraduate students develop and improve their news writing style.

After graduate school, with a poor economy, unable to secure a teaching position, I created a newspaper which I operated out of my basement named NIGHTLIFE Arts & Entertainment Guide. I was the chief writer, editor, publisher, layout designer, chief cook and bottle washer for the paper. I ran the paper for a year, before a new job opportunity came along that left me with little time for the paper, so it folded.

In the early 2000s, I moved to Maine, and finally secured teaching work for Andover College and Southern Maine Community College, teaching English Composition, among other courses. In 2008, I added the University of Phoenix to my repertoire, teaching business communications, effective essay writing, and university communications and composition courses. In 2012, I joined the faculty of Ashford University, teaching English Composition and Journalism courses. In 2013, I joined the ranks of editors at PDMI, and also established my own editing business, known as What The Heck is a Bunganut Editing.

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