About Me

My name is Terry Manning, and I’m a journalist with more than 20 years of experience writing and editing.

Terry Manning

Photo by David Bundy

I’ve worked for newspapers in the southestern United States, from the Carolinas to Florida and Alabama. I began my career as a general assignment reporter and transitioned to the copy desk, where I cleaned up reporters’ copy and laid out pages for the newspapers that employed me. From there, I transitioned to online, which required me to build pages and produce — and supervise teams that produced — still and moving images for in print and online. See part of my portfolio under the “Video” tab above.

I also produced a weekly tech column for the Montgomery Advertiser. It ran in print and online for over a year. Some excerpts can be found here under “Blog.”

I am a native of Gaffney, South Carolina, and a graduate of Clemson University (Go, Tigers!) with a bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in communications.

I’m a member of and webmaster for Shady Grove Baptist Church in Gaffney and former head of that church’s board of trustees, a job that required me to oversee the church’s maintenance. I also served as its financial secretary, paying bills and vendors, and keeping the church’s financial records up to date. I also taught a teen Sunday School class for a few years.

I currently attend Grace Life Bar Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

I am a photo enthusiast who has shot portraits and wedding for friends. I have also been a paid wedding photographer and photographer for up-and-coming models.

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