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Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer and publisher. He is the author or title-page editor of forty books and more than five thousand periodical publications, including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems and short stories.
He is a consultant, contributor and contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He is also a contributing editor to and regular reviewer for Kirkus Reviews and a contributing editor to The Bloomsbury Review.
McNamee operates Sonora Wordworks, an editorial and publishing service, and has been involved in the publication of more than five hundred books. He is also the publisher of Polytropos Press.
McNamee is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona and a lecturer in the Economics Department of the Eller College of Management there. He is a ghostwriter for several business blogs maintained by national consumer and interest groups, and he is a behind-the-scenes consultant to numerous nonprofit organizations and private firms.
He is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Arizona Humanities Council, and he also gives courses and talks on writing, publishing, journalism, media and technology and cultural and environmental issues.