About David Magallanes

A Brief History of David Magallanes

David Magallanes was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is the son of an immigrant, a typesetter who taught him to love books and the written word. As a boy, he read voraciously and wrote well. Ironically, he swerved toward math and science during his school years and worked as an electronics technician in the U.S. military during the Vietnam Era. Subsequently, David went on to major in engineering in college, worked in engineering for a number of years. Then he “went back to his roots”—that is to say, math— and taught college mathematics for several decades.

In addition to his advanced technical degrees (see his résumé), David is proud to have earned, in 2003, an Associate degree in liberal arts (see his credentials). Now that he is armed with a background in American and Latin American literature, poetry, philosophy, business, and the Spanish and French languages, he is able to write to inspire and, hopefully, enlighten.

Some fun facts about me…

Man's, woman's feet on ballroom dance floor
  • I have three handsome grandsons, sons of my daughter who teaches kindergarten. In other words, I’m a fortunate man.
  • Because I love the music of my grandparents’ and parents’ generations, I took the time to learn ballroom dance. I’m trained in dances such as foxtrot, waltz, quickstep, tango and the Latin dances: rumba, salsa, cha-cha-cha and bachata.
  • Since I treasure my health, I’ve enjoyed daily walks and runs along the beach or the local marina for decades.
  • I’m very conscious of health, nutrition, and diet. Because of this, I like to make meals that are compatible with the Mediterranean diet.
  • Last but not least, I love reading and, of course, writing, editing, translating, and proofreading for clients like you!

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David Magallanes on top of an island mountain.