Lauren Wise

Scottsdale, AZ USA
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Professional Experience

Lauren Wise has a diverse 15-year background in magazine and book publishing. After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism (ASU) with a BA in Media Analysis and Criticism in 2007, Lauren Wise founded the Scottsdale-based ghostwriting, book editing, and consultation company Midnight Publishing in 2009, while also working as a magazine editor and freelancer journalist specializing in music, travel, book publishing, and food and wine. As an Arizona arts advocate, Lauren works to create and publish unique stories by way of books and magazines. Her resume includes working on inspirational nonfiction with the world-renowned Arizona surgeon Dr. Edward Diethrich; filmmaker/director/domestic violence survivor Tahirah Ogletree; former Mexican Mafia leader Alex Pedrin; a CIA leadership consultant; and founder of the Skin and Cancer Center of Arizona, Dr. Burrell H. Wolk. In 2015, Lauren began working with Tempe-based She Writes Press and SparkPress, two pioneering, top-awarded indie presses, as an


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Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
4 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
7 Years
Book publishing - all
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Noisey (1-2), Phoenix New Times (6-10), Revolver (1-2), Runway Magazine (10+), Scottsdale Airpark News (1-2), Phoenix Magazine (3-5), True West Publishing (10+), West Valley Health And Living Magazine (3-5), Go Gilbert! Magzine (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Discovery Land Co. (10+), SparkPoint Studio (3-5), Midnight Publishing (6-10), Morris Visitor Publications (3-5)

Technical Skills


Foreign Language Skills

fluent in English and French

Computer Skills

Efficient in Mac and PC, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, HTML, CoreSource, iPage, Google docs/sheets/slides, AP and Chicago Manual of Style, average of 90+WPM.


Kodak digital camera Polaroid camera HP printer/scanner/fax Mac OS laptop Audio recorder


1. Michael Meldman, founder and President of Discovery Land Company, a prestigious development company. I have done freelance writing their national newsletters and marketing content 2. Chef Beau MacMillan, Food Network Star and world-renowned Iron Chef, contact at Sanctuary Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona 3. Alan Niven, former manager of Guns 'N' Roses, Great White, and Motley Crue; current owner of Tru-B-Dor Records


Society of Professional Journalists Writer's Market Networking Phoenix Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce