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  Leslie Lang
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a journalist and content marketing writer specializing in Hawaii, business, hospitality, agriculture, energy, and family history.

I've written for corporations, marketing agencies, magazines (international/in-flight/hotel in-room/trade/regional), publishers, museums, individuals, and about any other type of entity needing writing that you can think of. My experience includes articles, editorials, op-eds, white papers, speechwriting, ghostwriting and more.

Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Great writer and easy to work with. All around good egg.

If you need a writer, feel free to be in touch. I'd be happy to discuss your project with you to see if we're a good match.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Blogger 10 Years
Writer 17 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 17 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Ancestry.com (11+), Fodors.com (6-10), Oahu Publications (3-5), Watermark Publishing (3-5), Trade Publishing (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Richard Ha / Hamakua Springs (11+), Olomona Loomis ISC (6-10), Trek Bicycles (1-2), ALTRES Staffing (1-2)
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office applications; Macintosh OS X; some HTML.
Technical Skills
Some photo editing, web design, familiarity with WordPress and other blogging platforms.
Equipment
MacBook Pro; iPad; iPhone 6.
Foreign Language Skills
Some Hawaiian.
References
Available upon request.
Awards
"Excellence in Journalism" award for feature writing/long form from the Society of Professional Journalists; Hawai`i Visitor and Convention Bureau's "Keep It Hawai'i" award (print media division).
Associations
American Society for Journalists and Authors;
Editorial Freelancers Association.
Other
I have degrees in journalism (BA) and cultural Hawaiian anthropology (MA).
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Honolulu, HI. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(The blog of Hamakua Springs)
I have written, ghostwritten and/or edited this blog approximately three times a week since its inception in 2006.
(Honolulu)
(Honolulu)
(Honolulu)
(Hana Hou!)
This article for the Hawaiia Airlines in-flight magazine Hana Hou! took first place in the Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau's "Keep it Hawai‘i" awards, print media division. It tells the story of the Kanaka'ole family, which traces its roots back to the earliest hula history.
Hospitality articles  
(Hawaii Hospitality magazine, 3/1/2015)
Smartphone apps continue to offer the hospitality industry new technologies that might have surprised us even just a handful of years ago.
Blogging  
(Hamakua Springs blog)
I edit, ghostwrite, and sometimes write posts at this blog for my client and have done so since its inception in 2006.
Family History  
(Ancestry.Com, 7/7/2014)
Many of us have surnames passed down to us from ancestors in England. Last names weren't widely used until after the Norman conquest in 1066, but as the country's population grew, people found it necessary to be more specific when they were talking about somebody else. Thus arose descriptions like T
Contact Info
  Leslie Lang
Hilo, Big Island, HI 
USA

Tel: 808 964-1494  
E-Mail: leslie@leslielang.com
Website: http://www.leslielang.com