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  Lisa Cohen Lee
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Need to cover the latest beauty and lifestyle trends? Look no further. Whether it's reporting on hair trends for SELF, GLO.COM or INSTYLE MAKEOVER, organizing my office on a budget for WOMAN'S DAY, blogging about beauty products for SHOP.COM, covering boutiques for NJ LIFE's shopping guide or spearheading the SELF Healthy Beauty Awards, I always give 100%. I started my career writing in-house at GLAMOUR and settled into freelancing full-time with writing and editing gigs. My portfolio includes a concentration in beauty, fitness, in-depth profiles, how-to advice, bridal information and short trend pieces for magazines, as well as website content. I'm also a whiz at managing special editorial projects, including awards, wrangling prizes for contests, or creating edit for custom magazines.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 18 Years
Reporter 19 Years
Writer 19 Years
Specialty
Fitness 10 Years
Lifestyle 19 Years
Beauty 19 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
19 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
NJ LIFE (11+), Living Social (11+), Glo.com (11+), mom.com (11+), New You Magazine (11+), Woman's Day (11+), Shop.com (11+), SELF (11+), Life & Beauty Weekly.com (6-10), FOR ME (6-10), Figure Magazine (3-5), Glamour (3-5), Prevention.com (3-5), Beautypress.com (3-5), INSTYLE Specials (1-2), Allure Magazine (1-2), All You (1-2), Prevention Magazine (1-2), Whole Living (1-2), Looking Good Now! (1-2), Every Day With Rachael Ray (1-2), EndlessBeauty.com (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
ApothecarieNY.com (11+), Lorel Marketing/King of Prussia Mall (3-5), Guthy Renker--TV (1-2), Marie Claire Special Ad Section (1-2), Brinsights, LLC (1-2), APS Marketing (1-2)
Other Work History
Web Content Writer, King of Prussia Mall website
Beauty Editor, Shop.Com
Beauty Blogger, Shop.com
Monthly Contributor to WD Giveaways Column, Woman's Day
Glamour Magazine, 5+ years, Assistant to Editor and Chief, Editorial Coordinator
Freelance in-house Editorial Writing and Editing positions at Bride's, Good Housekeeping, McCall's, Rosie, SELF, Gourmet
Diversions Editor, NJ LIFE
Freelance features for O, the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Bride's, NJ Monthly, NY POST, Woman's Day, The Knot.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, InCopy, Wordpress
Equipment
Computer, audio recorder, fax machine, Minolta Digital Camera, cell phone, Canon scanner
References
Elaine D'Farley, Beauty Director, Self Magazine
Leah Wyar, Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan Magazine
Tiffany Tse, Beauty Editor, Glo.com
Ilana Blitzer, Beauty Director, Health and All You Magazines
Carliss Million, Creative Director, Lorel Marketing
Simona Supekar, Former Editorial Director at Shop.com
Associations
Avant Guild
Other
Syracuse University, BA 1990
Denver Publishing Institute, Summer, 1990
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Glo.com, 5/19/2014)
(GLO.com, 3/17/2014)
Change your look in less time than it takes to upload a photo to Instagram? These 12 new products deliver gorgeous results in under 30 seconds. From a cheek-and-lip multitasker to an instantly smoothing primer, shop these latest must-haves.
(GLO.com, 2/1/2014)
10 Sneaky Ways to Stretch Your Beauty Dollars
(GLO.com, 1/16/2014)
There's no better time than the middle of winter to try self-heating hair, makeup and skincare products. From a spicy lip oil to a warm clay mask, these 11 must-haves will give you a temporary reprieve from the polar vortex.
(All You Magazine, 11/1/2013)
Find Your Most Flattering Cut Baffled By whichever hairstyle suits you best? Whatever your face shape we've got the perfect match.
(GLO.com, 10/8/2013)
8 Must-Try Asian Beauty Products
(GLO.com, 5/1/2013)
A beauty cheat sheet for allergy season
(Glo.com, 3/1/2013)
The best beauty products to pack for a getaway.
(GLO.com, 2/1/2013)
Oxygen is the latest trend in skincare, but is it all full of hot air?
(Glo.com, 12/17/2012)
(Glo.com, 7/15/2012)
Everything you need to know about sweating and how to control it.
(Shop.com, 4/1/2012)
Ongoing blog covers beauty and fashion tips and products.
(Sheckys.com, 12/2/2011)
6 prods to help you ward off colds, flu and bugs this season
Pair Patterns Like A Pro
(Everyday with Rachael Ray, 9/1/2011)
The rule and tips for embracing this season's hottest trend--mixing up prints and patterns for a runway inspired look.
(Allure.com, 5/1/2011)
Over 100 reviews of beauty products for their "Product Finder" tool on the website.
(Whole Living Magazine, 5/1/2011)
Article on Self Tanners and how to apply them.
(Prevention Magazine, 7/1/2010)
Tips for dressing and looking 10 years younger. Part one of a three part series.
(New You Magazine, 6/1/2010)
Story on Skin Rejuvenation to erase smoker's lines around the mouth.
(Life and Beauty Weekly.com, 4/1/2010)
Fast, easy ways to control an oily scalp and hair.
(www.lifeandbeauty.com, 2/2/2010)
Tips and tricks on how to make dark circles disappear in an instant.
(SHOP.com, 2/1/2010)
Beauty gift ideas for the one you love.
(Shop.com, 8/1/2009)
How to prevent summer beauty emergencies.
(SELF, 11/1/2008)
Coverline feature on how you can refresh your look by Monday morning.
(SELF, 10/1/2008)
Four mini-articles that address how to solve major work issues, including managing office politics, nailing an interview, asking for a raise and dealing with on-the-job stress.
(New Jersey Life, 10/1/2008)
A guide to the hottest boutiques and spas in the Garden State.
(Shop.com, 8/1/2008)
The lowdown on buying mineral makeup and why it's so hot right now.
15 Minutes
(SELF, 7/1/2008)
Three calming techniques you can add to your beauty routine that guarantee a stress-free day
(SHOP.COM, 5/1/2008)
Stellar Shopping in the Garden State
(NJ LIFE, 5/1/2008)
Coverline article Guide to the best malls in New Jersey
Redness Solutions
(SELF, 3/1/2008)
A Beauty Need to Know article on the three main types of skin redness and how to deal with them.
BRIDAL BEAUTY COUNTDOWN
(InStyle Weddings, 1/1/2008)
A post-engagement plan for gearing up for your prettiest day, ever.
One Month Makeover: Giving
(SELF, 12/1/2007)
Coverline feature and highlighted interactive web story, on the 31 ways you can incorporate giving into your life during the month of December.
Hollywood's Hottest Hairstyles
(INSTYLE Makeover, 9/1/2007)
Coverline article with how-tos on replicating the latest star-studded styles.
(Woman's Day, 9/1/2007)
How I updated my home office on a budget of $500 and finally got rid of clutter for good.
Take Five Years Off
(SELF, 8/1/2007)
Feature article on what you can do in the doctor's office and at the beauty counter for younger looking skin.
NJ SHOPPING GUIDE
(NJ LIFE, 5/1/2007)
Second annual issue devoted to shopping. Contributor
(NJL, 2/1/2007)
First person reporting on NJ spas
THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE
(NJ LIFE, 12/1/2006)
A guide to shopping at the Malls in New Jersey for all your gifts on your list.
SEXY HAIR
(SELF, 10/1/2006)
Feature on how to Get Sexy Hair right now with tipsthat work according to your type.
(NJ LIFE, 10/1/2006)
Compilation of Best people, places and things in NJ. Contributed to Party, Design and Where to Find it sections.
What's Your Skin Type?
(SELF, 8/1/2006)
Reported article on the newest way to look at skin type and what products to use. Includes a quiz for determining your right type.
Challenge: Find More Me Time
(FOR ME, 7/1/2006)
Part of the Year For Me Challenge Series, this piece is a plan of action to get more time for yourself and what to do once you have it.
SELF HEALTHY BEAUTY AWARDS
(SELF , 5/1/2006)
The annual Self Healthy Beauty awards. Readers pick the best the skincare, makeup, haircare and body products from the thousands that debuted in the last year.
(FOR ME Magazine, 5/1/2006)
Part of the "Year For Me" challenge series, this feature focuses on making your relationships stronger, whether with a family member, friend or partner.
(NJ LIFE, 5/1/2006)
Lead Cover story on the best shops in the Garden State.
Shopping: Summit NJ
(NJ LIFE, 4/1/2006)
Shopping guide to Summit NJ
GET SEXY LEGS NOW
(SELF, 4/1/2006)
The newest treatments to make veins vanish, just in time for summer
(FIGURE Magazine, 3/1/2006)
Nine beauty habits that should be a part of your routine.
(For Me, 2/1/2006)
Two page spread on easy ways to boost your energy.
Shopping: Bernardsville
(NJ LIFE, 2/1/2006)
Shopping guide to Bernardsville, a country town that's suddenly very chic.
Money Survey
(FOR ME, 12/1/2005)
A surprising survey of money habits and tips on making the most of your money.
(FIGURE , 11/1/2005)
Looking pasty and pale? Fake it with these quick tips to getting a healthy glow all year.
Fast, Faster
(Woman's Day, 5/1/2005)
Time saving tips feature. Clip emailed or faxed upon request.
SELF'S 2005 HEALTHY BEAUTY AWARDS
(SELF , 5/1/2005)
Beauty Awards, 6-page, Coverline Feature. Will email or fax clips upon request.
Who has the most damaged skin?
(SELF, 3/1/2005)
Two page in-depth feature. Clip emailed upon request.
No More Hair Envy!
(SELF, 2/1/2005)
Hair Feature coverline story for February issue. Clip emailed upon request.
(NJ LIFE MAGAZINE, 2/1/2005)
(Glamour, 11/1/2001)
Woman's Day
(Every issue)
WD Giveaways page. Clips emailed upon request.