We’ve focused on building our creative team exclusively out of educated, published creative writers. Our writers are authors, they’re teachers, and above all else they’re experienced professionals. We don’t use freelancers, and we don’t subcontract any writing or strategic work. By mirroring the group model of advanced creative writing degree programs, we’ve cultivated a professional environment that encourages continued skill development, collaboration, and accountability in creative work.

Ryan Brock

Founder & CEO

Ryan founded Metonymy Media after finding success in his own freelance writing career. He spends his days working on writing and editing projects for clients, supporting business development, and managing marketing initiatives. Ryan often speaks on the value of content marketing and the role of creative writers in business, and co-wrote Nothing New: An Irreverent History of Storytelling and Social Media.

Darcy Lee

Director of Accounts and Business Development

Darcy has spent the past fifteen years in the marketing industry working with clients of all types and sizes. The only member of our team that does not regularly write for clients, she oversees all of Metonymy Media’s client relationships with the purpose of creating long-lasting, mutually-beneficial relationships. She has a knack for identifying opportunities and producing strategies to effectively improve and maximize clients’ marketing efforts.

Amber Peckham

Creative Director

Amber graduated from DePauw University with a dual bachelor’s in Creative Writing and Philosophy in 2009, and went on to complete her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Northwestern University in 2014. When she isn’t writing, she sews elaborate costumes, plays video games, and explores Indy’s emerging culinary scene. She is also an adjunct professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College.

Natty Morrison

Content Manager

Natty graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Professional Writing, and has since worked at a variety of different jobs, across several different industries. While still in college, he was an executive reporter for the Purdue Exponent, as well as a senior contributor for electronic music blog The Untz. Following graduation, Natty held corporate positions with both Chipotle and Angie’s List. When he isn’t writing for work, he’s writing very bad poetry, looking at pictures of cats online, or singing and ranting in his band VV Torso. Also, he thinks dogs should vote.

Ryan Plummer

Content Manager

Ryan received his MA in English from the University of Indianapolis. He has worked as a researcher and writer for as well as an intern at Metonymy Media back in 2013. Ryan has been teaching for the last seven years as an ESL instructor, Adjunct English instructor for UIndy, as well as an English Instructor in China for two years. While teaching in China his favorite class to teach was Writing In Science Fiction where he taught his class about the dangers of A.I. and why Extra-terrestrials aren’t so bad. When not writing for Metonymy Ryan copy edits books about videos games for Boss Fight Books and enjoys cooking with his wife.

Ernest Hemingway

HR, Staff Writer Emeritus

Ernest Hemingway got his start as a writer for the Kansas City Star before enlisting as an ambulance driver on the Italian front of the Great War. It was there that he picked up his trademark cynicism and understated style, and his experiences in Italy served as the inspiration for his famous work, A Farewell to Arms. Around the Metonymy offices, Ernest (or Papa, as we all lovingly call him) keeps the rest of the staff in check with his no-nonsense approach to writing.


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