My name is Meg Cotner, and I am a seasoned writer, editor, and social media strategist/manager.
I have over seven years of solid editorial experience online and in print. My passion is to create interesting, beautiful, and useful content through the writing and editing process. If you are looking for a collaborative, patient, skilled and thorough editor who writes compelling, relevant content that makes everyone look good, shoot me an email. I would love to hear from you.
I offer writing, blogging, editing, copywriting, proofreading, and content strategy services. I have a rich history with and expertise in the subject of food—restaurant reviews, recipe creation and testing, the resurgent interest in traditional foods, local/sustainable/organic food, as well as commentary and analysis on the social and cultural aspects of food—and the borough of Queens. I am excited about the arts, especially music; I was a professional performing classical musician for two decades, complete with advanced degrees. I also enjoy working with the editorial side of eCommerce sites, and creating copy for instructional and policy documents.
I am available to individuals, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses for consulting in community management and social media needs. I also have over seventeen years of experience working in and with online communities, and over seven years managing and curating social media. Please contact me to set up an appointment for discussion, quote, or hire. Clients have included Queens Theatre, I Lost My Dog, QueensNYC, Heart and Soul of Yoga, Queens Harvest Food Co-op, Astoria Park Alliance, Traditional Community Kitchen, Hellgate CSA, Queens Swap, with extensive social media work with brands such as Space.com, LiveScience, and Our Amazing Planet.
I am the co-founder and publisher of We Heart Astoria, the go-to blog about Astoria and Long Island City Queens; editor of Harmonious Belly; and contributor to Queens Love. I am also the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens, a consummate guidebook to the best restaurants, markets, and shops in the borough of Queens (Globe Pequot Press, 12/12). Additionally, my work has been published in myriad media outlets, including New York Daily News, Specialty Food Magazine, BORO Magazine, Real Cheap Eats, Brownstoner, Brokelyn, About.com, OuterB, and Harpsichord and Fortepiano Magazine.
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