Working with language — be it through writing, editing or learning an entirely new language — has been my lifelong passion.

I have bachelor’s degrees in journalism and French from the University of Kansas, and have worked full time as a magazine editor since March 2009, beginning at Mother Earth News magazine, where I spent six years, then at Golf Course Management magazine for six years, and currently at Kansas Alumni magazine. (You can find detailed job descriptions on my LinkedIn page.)

My professional editing work ranges from hundreds of magazine articles to trade show directories to a 300-page book of daily meditations. I’ve provided editing services for a diversity of clients, from self-published authors to large organizations.

Outside of editing and writing, one of my favorite pastimes is exploring my home state of Kansas, especially small or abandoned towns.

Megan Hirt
Exploring Diamond Valley Rural High School in the very tiny town of Burdick, Kansas. The school was built in 1920 and closed in 1957. I first saw this beauty on a website about Kansas ghost towns and knew I had to find it someday.