Marian Ryan

Cambridge, UK

Professional Experience

Versatile editor and writer experienced with consumer children's and non-juvenile books and promotional materials; health/medicine books, articles, reports, and collateral materials; and literary reviews and interviews. I take an individual approach with each client and project, working effectively with a diverse range of personalities and demands. Consumer subject areas include children's picture books, novels, and nonfiction, as well as adult literary novels, popular history, literary biography, pop culture, and more. My experience encompasses all levels of editing. Health and medicine subject areas encompass international public health including HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health; neurology; and other medical disciplines. Projects include Web content and promotional materials, training materials, books, and journal articles. New media work includes overseeing logo and Web site design as well as editing and rewriting online training courses.


Content Editor (online)
2 Years
22 Years
4 Years


Books & Literature
10 Years
1 Year
12 Years


Book Publishing Trade/B2B
4 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
10 Years
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

22 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

SAGE Publications (10+), Harcourt (3-5), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Management Sciences for Health (10+), Open University Worldwide (3-5)

Other Work History

Managing Editor, Management Sciences for Health, 2002-2001 Associate Managing Editor, Harcourt Children's Books, 1994-1997 Copyeditor, Macmillan Children's Books, 1991-1994 Copyeditor, Churchill Livingstone Medical Publishers, 1987-1991 Writing Tutor, George Mason University, 1997-1998 Adjunct Professor (Writing and Literature), George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, 1998-2001

Foreign Language Skills

French: read, write moderately well German: learning

Computer Skills

MS Word for Mac or PC, PowerPoint. Mac OS X and Windows XP.


MacBook Pro PC available as needed

Work Permits & Visas

UK work permit


Available on request.


Web sites

Managed development of site design and edited all content for international health conference under project sponsored by the Gates Foundation.
Managed development of logo and Web site design; edited all content.


Managed design and layout of brochure, searched and selected photos, and edited content.
Copyedited newsletter content.
Managed design of brochure and edited content.


Copyedited and fact-checked manuscript.
Copyedited and fact-checked novel manuscript.
Copyedited manuscript.
Copyedited manuscript of narrative military history book set during World War II.
Copyedited, fact-checked, and significantly line edited manuscript.
Copyedited manuscript.