Emily McManus is the editor ofÂ TED.com, where she oversees the written words that help people around the world find the perfect TED Talk to watch — and to explore the wider context of great ideas. Since January 2007 she’s helped more than 1,500 ideas on video connect with more than 1 billion viewers. She’s passionate about short, clear writing; encouraging young writers and editors; and creating spaces and tools for better online communities.
Before TED, McManus headed a regional magazine group, and wrote and edited for magazines, books and weekly newspapers. She was copy chief atÂ WiredÂ and theÂ San Francisco Bay Guardian; her first adult job was at a tech magazine calledÂ LAN Technology.