Arthur McMahon

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, Writer

Avid backpacker interested in [ tech gadgets|web design|digital marketing|scifi ] .

SPECIALIZING IN:
*Gear Reviews & In-Depth Breakdowns
*Product Copywriting
*Promotional Advertising Copy
*Blog Articles
*Digital Marketing
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Hey there! Pleased to digitally meet you.

I’m Arthur McMahon, an avid outdoor explorer who has crushed thousands of trail miles and has written articles for established outdoor organizations such as the Pacific Crest Trail Association, the Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, and Backpackers.com.

Growing up in New Jersey’s urban sprawl underneath the long-reaching shadow of New York City I had not so much as dreamed of becoming a bearded adventure seeker until my family moved to Oregon. I earned my BS in Advertising from the School of Journalism at the University of Oregon, got to know the state a bit, and then took off with my soon-to-be wife on an urban adventure. We relocated to Boston, then spent a few years in the San Francisco Bay Area, and at the end of it all we made out way back home to Oregon.

But not before thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Yeah, we walked home, and then some. This 2,650 mile trek from Mexico to Canada sparked a passion for the outdoors that burns within me to this day. I published a well-received book about my experience.

Since that thru-hike I have spent vacations, weekends, and any chance I can get to head out into the mountains and find stories to tell. Though the beautiful scenery is definitely full of wonders to behold, I find that it is the people who make the outdoors worth exploring. There’s a kindness out on the trail that I rarely see anywhere else. Everyone out there has a sparkle in their eye, and an open heart.

It’s these people I love to write about, to write to, to write for.

My writing often blends stories, experiences, and technical details to construct a cohesive, comprehensive narrative. Short copy for advertisements and other promotional materials is packed with passion. I want your readers to get excited about the outdoors, about your message, and your products. Let’s start a discussion and work on something great together.
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Ebook, Social Copy, Website Copy, Interview, Product Description, Case Study, Buyers Guide, Ad/Promotional Copy, Guide, Page Layout, General Photo, Candid Photography, General Video, Landing Page, Checklist
More Information
University of Oregon, Advertising
Eugene, Oregon|English
Publications
N/A

Published Content

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backpackers.com
Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle Review
backpackers.com
REI Trekker Self-Inflating Review
backpackers.com
NEMO Galaxi 2P Review 2018
backpackers.com
REI Magma 10 Review 2018
betterhiker.com
Blog Post
The Cost of Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

A financial breakdown of an actual Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. This was self-published on my own Outdoor Interests & Lifestyle Web Magazine, Better Hiker.

August, 14 2018
Image upload
Ebook
Adventure and The Pacific Crest Trail

Adventure and The Pacific Crest Trail is a trail journal I published showcasing the day-to-day life of thru-hiking the PCT. Discover the highs and lows of backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail through daily journal entries and beautiful photos. Witness the contrast of landscapes from stark deserts to the majestic Sierra Nevada. Feel the struggle of hunger and the pain of injury. Meet trail angels and stumble upon trail magic in this detailed chronicle, this step-by-step narrative of life on the trail. Jill and Arthur walked from the Mexican border to the Canadian border in 2015, documenting their 2,650 mile journey through California, Oregon, and Washington. They invite you to share in their adventure and experience part of the world as it is rarely seen. https://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Pacific-Crest-Trail-Backpacking-ebook/dp/B01CRMR76S

March, 9 2016
pcta.org
Blog Post
The case for being a trail mentor

A breakdown of how and why you should be a trail mentor. I asked several long-distance backpackers how they were introduced to hiking, had them share their stories, and then tied it together in a way that inspires others to introduce their friends and family members to the great outdoors.

April, 13 2016
backpackers.com
Article
Brooks Cascadia 12 Review

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 7 2018
backpackers.com
Article
Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Jacket Review

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 7 2018
backpackers.com
Article
Kelty Callisto 30 Review 2018

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

backpackers.com
Article
Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Review 2018

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 9 2018
backpackers.com
Article
La Sportiva Wildcat Review 2018

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 7 2018
backpackers.com
Article
Marmot Reactor Review

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 7 2018
backpackers.com
Article
Oboz Sawtooth Mid Waterproof Review 2018

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 8 2018
arthurmcmahon.com
Script
Father of the Alien Xenomorph

I created the Paracosms Podcast to delve deep into the inner workings of fiction. In this episode and blog post I explore H.R. Giger and the Xenomorph aliens.

April, 17 2017
thisiswriting.com
Blog Post
Self-Publishing an Audiobook by Arthur McMahon

How to self-publish an audiobook to grow your writing business.

October, 5 2016
arthurmcmahon.com
Script
The Hero’s Journey in the Writer’s Toolbox

I created the Paracosms Podcast to explore the inner workings of fiction. In this episode and blog post I explore the Hero's Journey, an essential and classic tool for creative writers.

May, 30 2017
webfootwebsites.com
Landing Page
modern DESIGN WITH YOU IN MIND

I freelance Web Design & Development via my brand Webfoot Websites.

backpackers.com
Article
NEMO Galaxi 2P Review 2018

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 10 2018
backpackers.com
Article
Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody Review 2018

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 10 2018
backpackers.com
Article
Platypus SoftBottle Review

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

backpackers.com
Article
Coleman Triton Stove Review

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

backpackers.com
Article
REI Half Dome 2 Plus Review 2018

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 9 2018
backpackers.com
Article
REI Magma 10 Review 2018

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 9 2018
backpackers.com
Article
REI Trekker Self-Inflating Review

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 8 2018
backpackers.com
Article
Glaceau Smartwater Bottle Review

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

October, 10 2018
backpackers.com
Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle Review

By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative. I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com.

backpackers.com
Article
The North Face Dryzzle Jacket Review

I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com. By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative.

October, 7 2018
backpackers.com
Article
The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip Review

I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com. By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative.

October, 10 2018
backpackers.com
Article
Tarptent Double Rainbow Review 2018

I tested and reviewed this piece of outdoor gear for Backpackers.com. By combining my personal experience with thorough research I was able to produce an article ripe with technical product detail coupled with a compelling narrative.

pcttrailsidereader.com
Blog Post
Sierra Breakdown

Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail left its mark on my wife and I in more ways than one. In the glory of the Sierra Nevada we experienced our breaking points and almost quit the trail. This is a blog post highlighting this part of our story.

November, 10 2015
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