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  Marianne McGinnis
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Marianne has ghostwritten and collaborated on seven high selling books including the NYTs bestseller, The 100 by Jorge Cruise.

Marianne is also a brilliant editor. Whether a book is too dense, too light, or just plain indecipherable, agents and editors who’ve worked with her will tell you that she’ll save your project. You’ll also appreciate her ability to digest and present dense scientific research in a clear, concise and fascinating fashion that anyone can comprehend.

Authors love her because she swiftly taps into their voice, and quickly transforms their message into words that speak to the masses compellingly and effectively. Clients, authors, editors, and agents will tell you that Marianne always stays calm in the midst of a storm, easily accommodates challenging schedules and time differences, and is a complete joy to work with.

Learn more about Marianne via her agent:

Michael Harriot
Folio Literary Management
(212) 400-1494 x340
michael@foliolit.com

Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 12 Years
Researcher 14 Years
Writer 12 Years
Specialty
Fitness 15 Years
Health 11 Years
Women's Issues 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Fitness Magazine (11+), Prevention Magazine (11+), Jorge Cruise (6-10), Bicycling Magazine (6-10), Canyon Ranch (6-10), Fit Pregnancy (6-10), Reader's Digest (3-5), Better Homes and Gardens (3-5), Parenting Magazine (1-2)
Other Work History
West Coast Editor, Prevention Magazine
Associate Editor, Prevention Magazine
Assistant Editor, Prevention Magazine
Researcher, Prevention Magazine
Computer Skills
comfortable with both Mac and PC.
Equipment
digital recorder, phone recorder, digital camera, mac, flip camera, iPhone, iPad, video camera
References
*Available upon request
Associations
Former American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer for 6 years
Other
*Specializing in ghostwriting and writing on fitness, health, and nutrition.
*Media Experience on National and Local TV and Radio; crazy love of nature, animals, and the outdoors
*An experienced fitness consultant for photo and DVD shoots
*B.A. in Psychology
*Personal Trainer
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near San Diego, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Hay House, 12/23/2013)
Science has revealed that most women are drawn to carbs, or "Sugar Calories," due to a biological imperative to balance hormones. The irony is that you must cut Sugar Calories to lose weight, but you must also eat Sugar Calories to balance hormones. The answer is here
(Completely You Website, 6/17/2013)
Author of "Strange Health Facts--Explained"
(CompletelyYou.com, 5/20/2013)
Author of "How to overcome social awkwardness," an article about handling anxiety in any setting including public speaking, dating, job interviews, social gatherings. For women's health website Completelyyou.com
(Harper Collins, 5/18/2013)
The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks
(Hay House, 2/1/2013)
editorial assistance on The Aging Cure
Best You
(Reader's Digest, 6/30/2011)
The Benefits of Laziness: When did we start thinking it was better to be constantly on the go? Why is it sometimes better to do nothing at all. (Article in press, pub date could change)
Best You
(Reader's Digest , 6/30/2011)
Organicized, It isn't just food--now you can get organic rugs, pants, even make-up. But, is any of it any good? (Article in press, pub date could change)
(Canyon Ranch Spa, 1/30/2011)
Featuring 79 fitness videos and 25 actionable articles and tips, the application helps you reach your fitness goals anytime, anywhere. Providing multi-disciplinary fitness, yoga, Pilates, flexibility, strength, and posture tips and exercises for the beginner, the Canyon Ranch Everyday Fitness iPad a
(Canyon Ranch Spa, 1/30/2011)
Encompassing Canyon Ranch lifestyle, health, and fitness regimens, 360 Well- Being brings Canyon Ranch calm to your everyday life. Categorized by Mind, Body and Spirit, learn to keep a Zen state-of-mind all the time with a collection of 21 fitness and food videos, 91 actionable articles and tips, 20
(Prevention Magazine, 12/1/2010)
An easy 20-minute tai chi routine for beginners
(Prevention Magazine and Prevention.com, 9/1/2010)
A kettlebell workout with real women testers: The results are in. How switching up your strength routine with a new easy-to-use tool can transform your body in 3 short weeks!
(Prevention Magazine and Prevention.com, 8/1/2010)
Crunches make a comeback: Lose up to 4 pounds and 3 inches in 7 days with this incredibly effective, easy-to-follow routine
(Rodale Books, 3/1/2010)
I wrote several of the profile stories, and did research for this book.
(Prevention Magazine, 7/1/2009)
An audio clip of the radio I did as a health reporter for Prevention Magazine. Access others at http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=d4de8376-51bf-4d6d-a82f-fdd64b890d34, and http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=f699063a-eb31-40ed-86ef-7f507a8ee9ac
(Mom&Baby by Fit Pregnancy, 4/30/2009)
An article about social development in the first year. Becoming part of a community starts the day your infant is born. Here are some fun and easy ways you can teach your baby to interact with others.
(Prevention Magazine, 4/1/2009)
I was a fitness consultant for the exercise moves in this photo shoot
(Prevention Magazine, 4/1/2009)
A workout to refresh your mind
(Prevention Magazine, 4/1/2009)
The perfect re-energizer for a sluggish 40+ metabolism
(Prevention Magazine, 2/1/2009)
The sneaky reason your scale gets stuck--and how to get it moving again
(Prevention Magazine, 2/1/2009)
What if we told you that you could get all the better-body benefits of a half-hour workout in just 8 minutes? Sound too good to be true? We thought so too, until we talked to the experts. The secret is supercharged, high-intensity interval training--a shorter but revved-up version of typical interva
(Prevention Magazine, 1/1/2009)
A foam roller is cheap, soothes aches and pains, and strengthens muscles - try this simple workout
(Better Health and Living, 11/1/2008)
Flu Fighting Fitness Workout
(Prevention Magazine, 11/1/2008)
A research based tush toning workout article
(Better Health and Living, 9/1/2008)
5 'functional fitness' tricks to fight flab and boost balance and strength
(Prevention Magazine, 8/1/2008)
A research based fitness routine that will firm and flatten you from all angles in just 2 weeks. Title page here, full article available upon request.
(Bicycling Magazine, 7/1/2008)
Everything you need to know to stay hydrated--before, during and after a ride. Link to the online article. Also appeared in July 2008 print issue.
(Better Health and Living, 3/1/2008)
Fitness article: Do these 10-minute exercises 3 times a day, and you can lose 3 pounds in 3 weeks. Here's how. Link to online article. Also appeared in March 2008 print issue.
(Natural Health, 2/1/2008)
Preview of article that will be in Feb. 2008 issue of Natural Health. An in-bed-workout to get you energized.
(Better Health and Living, 1/1/2008)
Online link, also in their Jan. 08 print issue. Just type in 92119 for zip. Creating a quality at-home workout center doesn’t have to mean having a gym-size basement or spending thousands of dollars on fancy weight machines. By investing in even one of the clever items below, you can be strong and s
(Prevention , 11/1/2007)
Feature article: Drop up to 14 pounds and trim an average of 9 inches off your belly without reader-tested, rapid-results plan. Opening spread scanned, full article available upon request.
(Better Homes and Gardens, 10/1/2007)
Article and chart on breast cancer risk.
(Prevention Magazine, 10/1/2007)
A yoga routine that targets your trouble zones. First two pages scanned, full article available upon request.
(Better Health and Living, 7/1/2007)
A workout for mom and the kids--7 slimming moves to help you get fit, burn fat, and have fun in the sun with your kids.
(Prevention, 3/1/2007)
A walking resistance band combo workout for all-over cardio and toning. First page scanned. Entire article available upon request.
(Better Homes and Gardens, 1/1/2007)
Fitness article about encouraging your aging parents to exercise
(Prevention Magazine, 8/1/2006)
Feature article: 8 moves to make you look and feel younger Page one scanned. Link to full article included.
(Better Homes and Gardens, 6/1/2006)
Brothers bickering? Sisters squabbling? Help your children work toward peaceful resolutions, and watch the conflicts and rivalries diminish. *Page 1, complete article available upon request.
(Prevention, 7/1/1999)
Turn Your Walk Into a Run...and Drop a Size in 4 Weeks