Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan - Editor

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Your personal editor. Sensitive, honest manuscript critique, ghostwriting, editing, and project organization for nonfiction and memoir.

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Overview

Eliminate the confusion and fear that come with writing a book. Work with an experienced writer and editor who's been there... and has helped writers - from first-time authors to award-winning journalists and novelists - get their ideas onto the page and into the world.

What do you get when we work together? You can select from a full range of editorial services:
Ghostwriting - Manuscript Evaluation - Developmental Editing - Line Editing - Copyediting - Editorial Design - Proofreading... I can also help you create and stick with your writing, editing, and production schedule, publish and market your book, and set up your author platform so you can connect with readers.

And I'll bring to your project the 20-plus years of experience and best practices I've learned as a journalist, copy chief, and managing editor for top publishers and organizations including Martha Stewart, Conde Nast, Rodale Inc, Bonnier Publishing, Los Angeles News Group, Temple University, Drexel University, and others.

I believe that helping people find their voices, connect authentically, ask better questions, and tell meaningful stories is what I am meant to do, and I strive to bring out the best in every project. How can I help you?
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Health & wellbeing
Music
Psychology
Religion & Spirituality

Certifications

  • ACES Copyediting Certificate

Work experience

Chief

Self-employed
October, 2009 – Present (almost 11 years)

Full-spectrum editorial services for authors, publications, and mission-driven organizations in the arts, health and fitness, and religion and spirituality.

Services:
- Feature writing
- Ghostwriting
- Structural Editing
- Line Editing
- Copyediting
- Editorial Design
- Proofreading
- Content Calendar Creation
- Production Management
- Voice Development and Manuscript Evaluation

Select Clients include Art Center College of Design, Bonnier Publishing, La Salle University, Los Angeles News Group, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Rodale, Temple University, Wirecard North America, and many others.

Copy Chief / Executive Editor

Garden Design Magazine
September, 2015 – February, 2017 (over 1 year)

Structural, line, and copy editing for all aspects of this quarterly, ad-free, book-length magazine. Consulting on production management and editorial design best practices, house style, and editorial voice. Wrote headlines, captions, features, and other copy. I started in a copy chief role, then moved into executive editor role.

Copy Chief

Women's Health magazine
April, 2007 – September, 2009 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

J. Michael Barone and Pipedreams: The Organ on Public Radio (American Guild of Organists Monograph Series Book 1)

Haig Mardirosian

Michael Barone celebrates 50 years with Minnesota Public Radio. He was with the original stations that spawned the media giant nearly arom its start. More importantly, he created a unique presence for the organ on the airwaves, produced a trove of original and important recordings, and 35 years ago, created the foremost organ-centered broadcast, Pipedreams. Read the accounts of how this came t... read more

Michael Barone celebrates 50 years with Minnesota Public Radio. He was with the original stations that spawned the media giant nearly arom its start. More importantly, he created a unique presence for the organ on the airwaves, produced a trove of original and important recordings, and 35 years ago, created the foremost organ-centered broadcast, Pipedreams. Read the accounts of how this came t... read more

The Organ on Campus (The American Guild of Organists Monograph Series) (Volume 2)

Haig Mardirosian

While we may, at first glance, assume that the role of the organ on university and music school campuses affects those majoring students who have chosen to earn degrees and pursue careers, we learn that the place of fine instruments on campuses serves goals beyond teaching and learning. What is the real influence and cultural meaning of the organ on campus as told through the eyes of faculty, ... read more

While we may, at first glance, assume that the role of the organ on university and music school campuses affects those majoring students who have chosen to earn degrees and pursue careers, we learn that the place of fine instruments on campuses serves goals beyond teaching and learning. What is the real influence and cultural meaning of the organ on campus as told through the eyes of faculty, ... read more

Vox Humana: Essays about the World of the Pipe Organ and Those Who Play It

Haig Mardirosian

Vox Humana was veteran organist Haig Mardirosian's column in The American Organist, the official journal of the American Guild of Organists as well as the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, which ran monthly for exactly a decade. Appearing in an annotated collection for the first time here, Mardirosian creates an image encompassing both the breadth and depth of the instrument and profe... read more

Vox Humana was veteran organist Haig Mardirosian's column in The American Organist, the official journal of the American Guild of Organists as well as the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, which ran monthly for exactly a decade. Appearing in an annotated collection for the first time here, Mardirosian creates an image encompassing both the breadth and depth of the instrument and profe... read more

American Photo Magazine (January/February 2014)

33 Best Images of the year. Daft Punk Cover.

33 Best Images of the year. Daft Punk Cover.

Garden Design Magazine Summer 2018

Various

Garden Design Magazine

Garden Design Magazine

Women's Health

A lifestyle magazine rooted in health and fitness. Women's Health is filled with actionable and practical advice that you can use today. For women who want to do more, have more, and be more.

A lifestyle magazine rooted in health and fitness. Women's Health is filled with actionable and practical advice that you can use today. For women who want to do more, have more, and be more.

Whole Living MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2012 ISSUE [SINGLE ISSUE MAGAZINE]

Whole Living MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2012 ISSUE: Format: MAGAZINE Publisher: A MARTHA STEWART PUBLICATION Issue date: 09/2012

Whole Living MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2012 ISSUE: Format: MAGAZINE Publisher: A MARTHA STEWART PUBLICATION Issue date: 09/2012

Meg has 4 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Mahamud Hassan
Very supportive.

Mahamud Hassan, July 2020


Virginia Koch
Fantastic to work with and a rewarding experience for me. I look forward to working with Meg again.

Virginia Koch, March 2020


Najaam Lee
Meg, actually understood my voice in many ways through my writing. This is my first major book project and she was patient, thorough and really helped me through certain aspects to express my self better. She was my first editor and she brought her years of experience onto my project. I appreciate her and look forward to working with her again in the future. Thank you Meg! Namaste.

Najaam Lee, September 2019

Meg Ryan
Thanks, Najaam! It was such a pleasure to help you bring your first book into the world! It's great to work with a writer who has a clear vision and a distinctive voice. I also loved how open our c...
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Luc Desroches
Meg has helped me tremendously in having a clear and well thought out roadmap for my first book. I highly recommend her!

Luc Desroches, March 2019

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