About Ryan

Hi there. My name is Ryan Derousseau (like the philosopher, just add a -de- in front of it). I’m a freelance writer and journalist who works with publications and organizations to accomplish their content strategy goals.

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I’ve spent the last 10 years working for a variety of publications, including, most recently, a year-and-a-half as the Money Magazine senior reporter and social media editor. Over the past six years as a freelancer, I’ve written for a variety of publications, including Fortune, the Washington Post Co., Inc.com, Fast Company, U.S. News & World Report and others. My journalism focus is on leadership, investing, personal finance and careers.

I’ve also run social media strategies for a variety of organizations, including areas of technology, personal finance and politics. If you need help with content development, project management, editing, writing, proofreading or anything else related to the written word, I’m currently accepting new contracts and can be reached through this form.

Ryan Derousseau is a pro. He always meets deadlines and delivers clean, sharp copy. — Paul Lim, Assistant Managing Editor, Money Magazine

I’m also a dedicated writer, working on my first novel The Office of Time Control, as well as various short stories that delve into the way we view our work-life, money and reputations and how this impacts our relationships, personality, values and well-being now and in the future. You can find out more about The Office of Time Control by checking out the website.

My wife, child, the pup above and I live in Huntington, NY. When not writing, I’m constantly looking for interesting places to travel, new hobbies to undertake, a new beer to try, golfing and watching Kansas Jayhawks basketball or University of Texas football (it’s complicated).

His consistency, reliability, and overall work ethic are magnificent.” — Geoff Colvin, author and senior editor-at-large at Fortune Magazine

If you want more information about my experience, you can find my LinkedIn page here.

You can follow my random thoughts and musings on Twitter @RyanDerous.

And if you’re interested in contacting me to hear more about my background or availability, then please follow this link: contact form.


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"I've worked with Ryan every day for over a year on a highly demanding daily newsletter. His consistency, reliability, and overall work ethic are magnificent." -- Geoff Colvin, author and senior editor-at-large at Fortune Magazine

"Ryan Derousseau is a rare talent -- He is an organized project manager as well as a detail-oriented editor and creative journalist/writer. Ryan has worked on multiple projects for Masthead Media Company and we trust him with some very large clients. Ryan is always up for a challenge and when he's presented with new tasks he takes them on with enthusiasm. And, in addition to being such a dedicated worker, Ryan is kind and fun to work with. Working with Ryan has been a treat and we look forward to many more projects together!" -- Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich, Managing Partner, Masthead Media Company

"Ryan Derousseau is a pro. He always meets deadlines and delivers clean, sharp copy while adhering to the highest journalistic standards. He gets up to speed quickly on complicated topics and has a knack for grasping the essence of a subject. He's then able to distill that into stories that are easy to understand whether you're familiar with the topic or not. I would highly recommend him to any publication looking for a smart writer with a positive attitude who is a breeze to work with." -- Paul Lim, Assistant Managing Editor, Money Magazine

"I had the pleasure of working with Ryan on several different projects while I was an editor at Fortune. He is a talented, reliable, and versatile writer and researcher. He is a pleasure to work with, and on more than one occasion he jumped in and helped Fortune with last-minute projects, delivering consistently high quality work under tight deadlines." -- Scott Olster, former editor at Fortune.com and current head of editorial at LRN

"I've worked with Ryan on several client projects where he's reported on everything from financial startups to security and tech trends. He's a clever, thoughtful reporter who's adept at finding a compelling way into a story — both on deadline and for longer lead projects." -- Derek Korte, senior editor at Original9 Media

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