Mark Stepp is a professional writer and editor. A former newspaper and magazine editor, he is presently a senior editor for Schlumberger of North America and the owner and editor-in-chief of Old American Publishing. In addition to that, he is a clinical hypnotherapist who specializes in weight control and stress relief. At 62, he is an active sportsman who enjoys hiking, backpacking, sailing, skiing, motorcycling, and photography. He has two daughters and one grandchild.