When I work with a new publication or business, the goal is turn that first experience into a multi-year relationship. I’ve had the good fortune to work with some outstanding people as an independent writer. But here are a few recommendations I’ve received, so you don’t have to take my word for it!
"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 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, Former Assistant Managing Editor, Money 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
"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 currently a news editor at LinkedIn
"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