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  Leah Furman
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Catalog copy. Online content. Books. Magazine stories. / Beauty. Fashion. Family. Travel. Luxury. Relationships. Celebrity. / As an author, copywriter, ghostwriter, editor and online content developer, I've covered a lot of ground:

- Copywriter for Beauty, Skincare, Fragrance, Jewelry, Fashion, Home, Kids and Personal Care for Avon's North American Brochure;

- Mom and baby product reviews at A-List Mom (www.AListMom.com);

- Books on everything from dating and wedding planning to biographies of bands like Fleetwood Mac, Korn, etc.;

- Ghostwriter of NY Times bestsellers for celebs and high-profile personalities like Dr. Phil and Dr. Travis Stork;

- Articles on travel, dining, beauty, fitness, fashion;

- Managing Editor of various regional, lifestyle, luxury and beauty publications.


Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 16 Years
Copywriter 16 Years
Writer 16 Years
Specialty
Lifestyle 17 Years
Travel 11 Years
Beauty 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Nikki Style (11+), Elements Magazine (11+), A-List Mom (11+), MyLittleSwans.com (11+), MAR Magazine (11+), Hair's How (11+), ReZoom.com (6-10), Jamrock Magazine (6-10), Glo.com (3-5), Conde Net (3-5), SingleMindedWomen.com (3-5), Simon & Schuster Spotlight Entertainment (1-2), The Knot, Inc. - PromSpot (1-2), Profile Magazine (1-2), Penguin Books (1-2), CMM Public Relations (1-2), New Beauty Magazine (1-2), Dupree Miller and Associates (ghostwriting) (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Avon (11+), Pfizer (3-5), DeKuyper (3-5), Notre Dame University (1-2), Johns Hopkins University (1-2)
Other Work History
Copywriter: Avon
Editorial Director: A-List Mom
Managing Editor: M.A.R. Magazine
Editorial Director: Profile Magazine
Account Executive/PR Writer: Creative Media Marketing
Book Author:20+ Published Books (See more at Amazon.com)

* Single Jewish Female: A Modern Guide to Sex and Dating (Perigee, September 2004)
* The Everything Dating Book (Adams Media, 2000)
* Generation Inc.: 100 Best Businesses for Young Entrepreneurs (Berkley)
*Our Boys Speak: Adolescent Boys Write About Their Inner Lives (St. Martin's)
*The Everything After College Book (Adams Media Corp)
* Korn: Life in the Pit (St. Martin's Press)
* Happily Ever After: The Drew Barrymore Story (Ballantine)

Computer Skills
Word, Windows, MS Office
Equipment
laptop, audio recorder, digital camera
Foreign Language Skills
Russian, French
Work Permits & Visas
US Citizen
References
Madeleine Morel, 2M Communications Ltd.
Jeannette Park, Fashion and Beauty Editor
Emily Westlake, Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster's Simon Spotlight
Greer Hendricks, Senior Editor, Atria
Jennifer Fortney, President, Cascade Communications
Awards
"Single Jewish Female: A Modern Guide to Sex and Dating" named one of the Best Jewish Books of 2004 by "The Jewish Post and Opinion"
Other
Screenplay Writing Workshop
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere.
Work Samples
 
Travel Writing  
(Jamrock, 7/1/2009)
An exploration of the sights, sounds and flavors of San Juan.
(Jamrock, 4/1/2009)
A travel story about the culture and lifestyle of Barbados.
(Jamrock, 8/1/2008)
What to expect if you decide to visit Tobago...
(Jamrock Magazine, 6/10/2008)
A look at Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
(Single Minded Women, 1/1/2008)
This story covers the hottest spots for women who like to travel in packs.
(Nikki Style, 6/1/2007)
From the gory Running of the Bulls to the messy La Tomatina, Spain's most popular festivals are pictured in this 4-page story.
(Nikki Style, 6/1/2007)
A 6-page feature singing the praises of this jet-set capital.
Books  
(Atria Books, 5/15/2008)
I edited this advice-filled business memoir by Poppy King, Australian Cosmetics Mogul and Icon of Young Entrepreneurship.
(Simon Spotlight, 1/1/2008)
NY Times bestseller I wrote with Dr. Travis Stork, from "The Bachelor: Paris" about how to be a more self-confident and together woman so you can stop making so many dating and relationship mistakes.
(Dr. Phil McGraw, 1/1/2007)
NY Times bestselling dating book I worked on with Dr. Phil. "Get the One You Want, Fix the One You've Got" -- that subtitle says it all.
(Perigee/Penguin Books, 9/15/2004)
My guide to dating, specifically for Jewish women.
(St. Martin's Press, 5/20/2000)
The definitive book on the rockband Korn.
(Berkley/Penguin Books, 3/20/2000)
A book I wrote for would be entrepreneurs.
(Adams Media Corp, 1/1/2000)
An instructive and often humorous book on dating.
Interviews/Profiles  
(Jamrock Magazine, 4/1/2009)
A story about what Obama's victory means to the Caribbean community both in the US and abroad.
(Jamrock Magazine, 6/10/2008)
A profile of Victoria's Secret Angel, Selita Ebanks.
(Elements Magazine, 3/21/2008)
A profile of a Belgian Master Chef.
(Single Minded Women, 12/10/2007)
Questions about how to get back into reading are answered with book recommendations.
(Elements, 11/1/2007)
A profile of Jack Lamb, the man behind East Village gems like Jewel Bako and Degustation.
(MAR Magazine, 9/21/2006)
Q & A with Celebrity Chef David Burke.
Relationships/Friendship/Dating  
(Glo.com, 6/14/2010)
How to maintain your friendships after baby.
(Glo.com, 5/12/2010)
The types of "Mommy friends" you may want to avoid at play group.
Copywriting  
(Avon Catalog, 12/1/2013)
Avon's 2013 Christmas Catalog - wrote all copy