Shane Borrowman is editor or co-editor of six essay collections and four writing textbooks, including Trauma and the Teaching of Writing, On the Blunt Edge, The Cost of Business, and Authenticity. His freelance writing has appeared in publications ranging from Nostalgia Magazine and Nevada Magazine to Renaissance and Montana Parent. While his primary focus is on creative nonfiction, he started his writing career as a poet in the early 1990s–publishing in the small press while it still existed.
He has taught college-level writing courses, from basic composition through advanced studies in nonfiction, since 1993. In 2008, he won the Rupert Radford Trust Award for his Rhetoric Review article on Islam and Aristotle in medieval scholarship. His creative nonfiction has appeared in publications including Brevity and Fourth Genre.
Jailbreaks and military desertion run in his family. So does writing, given the number of poems and letters he keeps finding among the family flotsam.
Shane enjoys working with writers at all levels, from surface-level editing through project development. All ten of his edited/co-edited books began as proposals pitched successfully to major publishers, so he is well-suited to help scholars who are transitioning their ideas beyond the classroom and/or dissertation. Additionally, he serves as a regular peer reviewer for journals in English pedagogy, generally, and rhetoric and composition, specifically.