Megan Buckley, Ph.D.

Galway, Ireland

Professional Experience

Experienced freelance developmental editor specializing in prescriptive nonfiction, especially cooking, wine & spirits, self-help, and sex. I'm also the co-author of two books: *Sexy City Cocktails: Stylish Drinks And Cool Classics You Can Sip With Attitude* (Adams Media, 2002) and *The Downtown Girl's Guide to Wine: How to Buy, Serve and Sip With Style and Sophistication* (Adams Media, 2004). I moonlight as an academic: I have an M.A. in creative writing, and a Ph.D. in English literature. I'm originally from New York, but I've lived in Ireland for the past ten years.


8 Years
Book Author
2 Years


10 Years
1 Year
2 Years


Academia Teaching
5 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Quarto Publishing Group USA (6-10), Adams Media (now Adams Media/ F&W) (3-5)

Other Work History

Before moving abroad to complete my Masters and Ph.D., I worked as an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster, and as an assistant literary agent in New York. For the past nine years, I have worked part-time as a staff member with special responsibility for event management at one of Ireland's largest secondhand bookstores. As an academic, I taught seminars at university level for 6 years.

Foreign Language Skills

Proficient in German

Computer Skills

MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access


Laptops (2); smartphone; Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

Work Permits & Visas

US citizen. Permitted to work in Ireland and the EU under Stamp 4 visa (partner of an Irish citizen).


Jill Alexander, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Quarto Publishing Group USA; Jess Haberman, Acquisitions Editor, Quarto Publishing Group USA



75 traditional, newly-created, and original recipes for whiskey-based cocktails. Named one of the Best Cookbook Gifts of 2014 by the HuffPost Taste blog.
75 traditional and newly-created recipes for restorative vintage cocktails featuring bitters and shrub syrups.
Erin Alderson, the popular voice behind the whole-foods/vegetarian blog Naturally Ella, shows you how to eat plant-based vegetarian meals every day. *EVK* offers 50 staple recipes that can easily be adapted to seasonal or on-hand ingredients.
An all-encompassing and fully comprehensive guide for women, covering everything from masturbation, oral sex, self-esteem and self-care to sex positions, safety and concerns, and sex aides.