About


Editor, writer, musician, reader, dad. 

I have more than 20 years of experience in publishing ranging from text and image permissions, to project development and acquisition, to substantive editing, to authorship. As an editor, I develop projects for use in school and college instruction. As a writer, I contribute technical material, articles, and interviews to a range of educational and trade publications. I have written media releases and liner notes for the Kruger Brothers. I am the author McMaster Children’s Hospital: The first 25 years, and In Our Own Backyard, a non-fiction book for children.

I am a staff writer with Our Kids Media, and editor of the annual private school and camp guides, circulated nationally in the fall and winter.

CTV interview

I am a frequent contributor to Penguin Eggs magazine.

Acknowledgements

“Just received your review of my album from Sing Out HQ … it is very gratifying to read a review where the author totally gets the point of the whole thing…..!”
Nick Hornbuckle

” …  thank you for taking the time to learn about our work and write such a thoughtful and insightful review.”
Joe Seamons

“Absolutely love it!!! It’s always so refreshing to read an article by a journalist who really cares to get it right!!!:):):)”
-Sarah Jarosz’ parents responding to her publicist after reading my interview for KDHX radio

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful story. It was one of the best I’ve ever had done about me and my music. I could tell from the interview that you were familiar with my guitar playing and I certainly appreciate that. It was truly a fine piece of work.”
James Alan Shelton of Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys

“I’ve had a lot of reviews over the years, but this one goes in my keeper file. What really validated it for me was that you made no bones about not really caring for my previous projects. So, when you said you liked this one it rang true. I truly appreciate you taking the time to put forward your thoughts with such an obvious knowledge of the music. Well written and done with intelligence. I am impressed. Some reviewers don’t handle language as well as you do and don’t take the time to get inside what is going on.”
–Steve Spurgin, responding to my KDHX radio review of his album Folk Remedies

“I’ve read so much of your writing that I feel like I know you. I really enjoy your writing. You have developed a knack for saying exactly what needs to be said to put an artist’s music in context. Everything of yours I’ve read had helped me to understand and appreciate an artist more fully. Always pleased to see one of your pieced on the KDHX site. Just wanted to say thanks for all the great writing, which reflects good, sound thinking.”
–Keith Dudding, host of Down Yonder on KDHX Radio, St. Louis

“Glen Herbert is a gem! His reviews are spot on, well written and, best of all … he’s prolific.”
–Lynn Lipton, Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association

“Glen Herbert’s energetic and meticulous approach to the project was evident from beginning to end. Visually and linguistically, this book owes much to his exemplary skills as a developmental editor.”
–Robert J. Brym, from the preface New Society: Sociology for the 21st Century,
4th ed. (Toronto: Nelson)

“Glen Herbert attended to the development of the edition and I am grateful for his guidance and support throughout the project.”
–Tara Burke, from the preface to Social Psychology,
1st Cdn. ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin)

“We are especially grateful to Glen Herbert for [his] consummate professionalism, constant good humour, and patient readiness to indulge requests for Luddite-friendly file formats and last-minute changes to incorporate just-released census data.”
–Adie Nelson, from the preface to Mooney, Knox, Schacht, Nelson,
Understanding Social Problems, 2nd Cdn. ed. (Toronto: Nelson)

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1 reply »

  1. Fantastic essay, Glen. If only Esquire’s Ryan D’Agostino were half as reflective and intellectually curious. But, from the headline (The Drugging of the American Boy), we knew right off the bat that the goal was not illumination.

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