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Freelance, Coaching, and Editing

When not writing fiction, Jon McGoran works as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, editor, writing coach, and story consultant. Clients include Ubisoft, Counterplay Games, Titan Books, Mangrove Media, Risk & Insurance Magazine, University of Pennsylvania, and many individual Clie . He currently teaches in Drexel University's Creative Writing MFA program.

For more information, visit Jon's page on LinkedIn, or contact him via email or through the form on his contact page.

Writing Samples

Below are links to a selection of writing samples. For more information, contact Jon McGoran via email or through the form on his contact page.

Risk & Insurance Magazine

Hacking the Food Supply

Cyber exposure is a growing concern for farms and agribusiness companies of all sizes.

A Bitter Pill

A probe of the nutritional supplement industry may be costly for insurers as well as brand reputations.

High Net Worth’s Unique Cyber Challenges

Emerging cyber risk is a challenge for everyone these days, but for high net worth individuals and families, the challenges can be even greater.

Severed Communications

Businesses face risks from undersea data cable vulnerabilities.

Solar’s Risk Challenges

New solar power technology adds clean energy opportunities as well as daunting risk challenges.

Liberty! Fraternity! Liability!

Universities, fraternities and their local chapters, and individuals may face liability for sexual assault, alcohol abuse or other actions.

Read more from Risk & Insurance Magazine, here.

Canary Compliance Blog

With Budget Cuts Coming, More State DEPs Turn to Online UST Compliance Reporting

EPA Compliance Settlements Mandate Automated UST Monitoring Systems

Grid magazine

Still Waters

Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug changes the way we think about water

The Rice Harvest

Geechee Girl cuisine is both Lowcountry and local

Shored Up

Local documentarian looks at climate change, rising sea levels and coastal development in the Age of Superstorm Sandy

Cooperative Grocer Magazine​

A Community of Co-ops Grows in Philly

Intensive Learning and Gardening at Co-op’s Urban Farm

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Blog

A Food Co-op Does Much More than Sell Food

Speaker & Teacher


As a workshop leader, moderator, and panelist, Jon has spoken at dozens of writing conferences & genre conventions, including:

  • Writers Digest National Writers Conference

  • Moravian Writers Conference

  • Philadelphia Writers Conference

  • Pocono Writers Conference

  • Push to Publish

  • Bouchercon World Mystery Convention

  • Thrillerfest

  • Deadly Ink

  • Noircon

  • Murder 203

  • Philcon

  • San Diego Comic-Con International

  • Philadelphia Comicon

  • Miami Book Festival

  • Rochester Teen Book Festival

  • Collingswood Book Festival

  • Chestnut Hill Book Festival

  • Bucks County Book Festival

  • Book Expo America.


He has taught as an adjunct, coach, or guest lecturer at:

  • Temple University

  • Drexel University Creative Writing MFA program

  • Drexel Medical School

  • Philadelphia University

  • St. Joseph’s University

  • Arcadia University

  • Eastern New Mexico University

  • Rosemont College

  • Immaculata University.


He is cohost of a podcast on writing, The Liars Club Oddcast.

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