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  Jessica Llanes
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Jessica Llanes is a published author, blogger, and contributor to several consumer publications. She has an undergraduate degree in English, and also studied Shakespeare and creative writing at Cambridge University.

A full-time freelancer since 2005, Jessica has 15 years' experience in book & magazine publishing, corporate communications and print/web advertising as both a writer and editor.

She has taken on a variety of projects from interviewing Food Network chefs about their favorite Thanksgiving recipes and exploring the drought situation in North Texas, to drafting a press kit for an upscale restaurant in Antigua and authoring a book about the artwork of Macaroni Grill restaurateur, Philip J. Romano.

Recent projects include magazine writing, web content writing, technical writing, book editing, and ghostwriting. Specialties include food, travel, health/fitness, self-improvement, higher education, culture & the arts.

Explore further: http://jessica.nwconsultinc.com
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copywriter 5 Years
Editor 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
Education 6 Years
Food 15 Years
Health 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (11+), Sister2Sister Magazine (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
University of New Orleans (11+), Texas Christian University (6-10), XTO Energy (1-2)
Other Work History
Asst Director of Publications and Communications/Executive Editor, UNO Magazine & UNO Research Magazine for University of New Orleans

Senior Editor for Southwest Art Magazine

Technical Editor/Writer for Chevron's Information Design & Consulting Department

Writer/Copyeditor for Idea Advertising

Associate Editor, Woodland Publishing
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel and Visio, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Mac & Windows
Equipment
Laptop, digital camera, audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Some Spanish, familiarity with British and International English conventions
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 1/1/2014)
A playful mascot with a Goldilocks beard and lipstick pout greets patrons at the otherwise unassuming Bearded Lady tavern, a relatively new addition to the burgeoning Southside food scene.
(Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 12/1/2013)
An in-depth look at Child Protective Services and the power it holds to remove children from their home environments.
(Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 9/3/2013)
Interview with Portland, Ore.-based actor David Mitchum Brown, whose uncle Officer Nick McDonald was among the first responders to confront Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas Theatre on the day Kennedy was assassinated.
(Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 7/18/2013)
Learn more about the drought situation in North Texas, current water restrictions and plans for securing water supplies in the coming years.
(University of New Orleans Recruitment & Retention, 3/1/2011)
A mobile applications developer in New Orleans, a city planner in Philadelphia, a graduate student at the University of Cambridge and a naval architect in south Louisiana. What do they have in common? These are UNO graduates.
(UNO Magazine, 2/1/2011)
Examines one of the most successful for programs for minorities in the sciences in the United States at University of New Orleans