Jessica Llanes

Fort Worth, TX USA

Professional Experience

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:


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15 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
7 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
10 Years
Advertising agency
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (10+), Sister2Sister Magazine (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

University of New Orleans (10+), XTO Energy (1-2), Texas Christian University (6-10)

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

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish, familiarity with British and International English conventions

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel and Visio, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Mac & Windows


Laptop, digital camera, audio recorder



Learn more about the drought situation in North Texas, current water restrictions and plans for securing water supplies in the coming years.
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.
Examines one of the most successful for programs for minorities in the sciences in the United States at University of New Orleans
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.
An in-depth look at Child Protective Services and the power it holds to remove children from their home environments.
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.