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  Leslie Garrett
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  From parenting to travel, environmental issues to social issues, pets to politics, I write extensively and, when appropriate, humorously. I have worked as a TV correspondent and radio show host, and have staff experience as a magazine editor and fact-checker. I now freelance full-time for magazines, newspapers and Web sites.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 10 Years
Writer 23 Years
Book Author 16 Years
Specialty
Environment & Nature 10 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 15 Years
Lifestyle 23 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
23 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Peter Greenberg/CBS Travel (11+), Cesar's Way/Cesar Millan (6-10), The Toronto Star (6-10), Cottage Life magazine (3-5), More Magazine (1-2), Salon.com (1-2), Christian Science Monitor (1-2), babble.com (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Responsibility Project/Liberty Mutual (6-10), Strategic Objectives Public Relations (1-2), Above, The Re/Max Magazine (1-2)
Other Work History
Cottage Life magazine, Associate Editor
Today's Parent magazine, Regional Editor
Equipment
MacBook, Nikon D500 with zoom
Foreign Language Skills
Conversational French
References
Sarika Chawla, editor, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, sarika@petergreenberg.com
Jamie Stringfellow, writer/editor, jfkstringfellow@me.com
David Bennett, literary agent, david@tla1.com
Awards
National Magazine Award, Silver, 2002
Canadian Children's Book Centre, "Our Choice" Award, 1997
Red Cedar Award, shortlisted, 1997
Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, Santa Monica Library, 2008
Winner "Outstanding Feedback Show" for GreenWorld, CHRW radio, 2007-2008

Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Christian Science Monitor, 5/23/2014)
A profile of Breakthrough founder Mallika Dutt and the innovative approach she's taking to combat violence against women.
(Salon, 11/23/2013)
All the jokes about "mommy mixologists" can conceal something serious
(Spirituality & Health magazine, 9/1/2012)
An interview with physician Gabor Maté on his controversial findings regarding the roots of addiction.
(Cesar's Way, 9/1/2011)
Dealing with my dog's bone cancer and subsequent amputation
(Peter Greenberg, 2/1/2009)
The effects of climate change on iconic national park, Yellowstone.
(Chatelaine, 4/1/2008)
An article on how much money you can save by making choices that are also better for the environment.
(Positively Green, 4/1/2008)
Green myth looked at popular thought around environmental issues: Hummers vs. hybrids, paper vs. plastic...
(Today's Parent, 6/1/2000)
Answers to common questions about toilet training your child.
Contact Info
  Leslie Garrett
Toronto,  
Canada

E-Mail: leslie@lesliegarrett.com
Website: http://www.lesliegarrett.com