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Margaret Ann Harrell Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Harrell has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of writing, editing and education

    RALEIGH, NC, March 29, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Margaret Ann Harrell with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Harrell celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Longtime writer, editor, photographer and educator, Ms. Harrell is a talented and diverse professional who spent the first portion of her career working in New York City. Hired as a moderator for the Ford Foundation summer courses in Greek classics in four newly desegregated Mississippi and Louisiana high schools and universities by Moses Hadas, a famous professor at famous Columbia University, she earned her first permanent job as an assistant editor at United Feature Syndicate the following year, that was followed by assistant editor and copy editor roles with Penguin Random House between 1965 and 1968. After leaving Random House, she earned three fellowships at MacDowell Colony. Spending her next years in various roles abroad in Morocco, Switzerland, and Belgium, including as a co-organizer of U.S. and Indian workshops and lectures for nearly a decade, Ms. Harrell continues to write and edit all these years later.

Providing editing services for clients, Ms. Harrell will first complete a telephone consultation. She will then look at a few chapters of their book and give a tailor-made assessment of how much editing she believes the book will require and what the fee will be. She provides everything from developmental editing to partial and comprehensive editing, copyediting and line edits or final cuts.

Some of Ms. Harrell's more recent books she authored include the memoir series "Keep This Quiet! My Relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, and Jan Mensaert," "Keep THIS Quiet Too!," "Keep This Quiet III: Initiations" and "Keep This Quiet IV: Ancient Secrets Revealed." Her cloud photography—which experiments with the sun—has also won her some fame. In addition to group exhibits and to being printed in various full-color catalogs and magazines—for example, "Best Modern and Contemporary Artists" (Palermo, Italy, 2016, 2017) and "75 Fine Art Photographers (Leipzig, Germany, 2013)—she has a selection in the Toreke Museum in Belgium, and her solo exhibit in Sibiu, Romania, "The Sun in Profile: So Bright It's Dark," ran in two locations: the C. Peter McGrath Center and the U.S./Romanian Faulkner Fulbright Conference. Her work is represented by the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City.

An assistant organizer for the Wake for Consciousness: Sacred Realms Meetup since 2007, Ms. Harrell is also affiliated with the North Carolina Writers Network and is an honorary member of the Romanian Cure Historical Archaeology Society (which works to research and preserve Sinca Veche, an ancient Transylvanian cave monastery/temple), and co-founded the Kayumari spiritual community in California. Furthermore, she has been a sponsor for Save the Children for more than 30 years.

Ms. Harrell holds a Bachelor of Arts in history, magna cum laude, from Duke University and a Master of Arts in contemporary British and American literature from Columbia University, followed by brief postgraduate coursework at the University of North Carolina and three years at the Carl Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She received her advanced meditation teaching diploma from LuminEssence Productions and is a certified practitioner of basic applications of psycho-dynamic systems from the Institute for Human Development in Ghent, Belgium. Married to Belgian poet Jean-Marie Mensaert for 14 years, she made their turbulent life together in Morocco the topic of "Keep THIS Quiet Too!" Ms. Harrell has been included in more than 30 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women. Ms. Harrell can be found in various anthologies (poetry and literary criticism), on podcast interviews, on YouTube and in print. For more information, please visit

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Margaret Ann Harrell has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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