Leah Furman

New York, NY USA
Website: www.alistmom.com
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Professional Experience

Catalog copy. Magazine stories. Digital content. Best-selling books. Social Media. Marketing materials. / Fashion. Beauty. Family. Travel. Luxury. Relationships. Celebrity. / As an author, copywriter, ghostwriter, editor and online content developer, I've covered a lot of ground: - Copywriter for Fashion, Beauty, Home and Kids 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.

Expertise

Copywriter
16 Years
Book Author
20 Years
Writer
20 Years

Specialty

Lifestyle
17 Years
Travel
11 Years
Fashion
15 Years

Industries


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
15 Years
Online/new media
14 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
17 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

MAR Magazine (10+), MyLittleSwans.com (10+), Hair\'s How (10+), Elements Magazine (10+), A-List Mom (10+), Nikki Style (10+), Jamrock Magazine (6-10), ReZoom.com (6-10), Astro Twins (6-10), Conde Net (3-5), Glo.com (3-5), SingleMindedWomen.com (3-5), The Knot, Inc. - PromSpot (1-2), Simon & Schuster Spotlight Entertainment (1-2), Profile Magazine (1-2), Penguin Books (1-2), New Beauty Magazine (1-2), Mandarin Oriental NY (1-2), Dupree Miller and Associates (ghostwriting) (1-2), IN New York (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Avon (10+), DeKuyper (3-5), Pfizer (3-5), Notre Dame University (1-2), Fun and Function (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)

Foreign Language Skills

Russian, French

Computer Skills

Word, Windows, MS Office

Equipment

laptop, audio recorder, digital camera

Work Permits & Visas

US Citizen

References

Amy Gerber, Associate Creative Director, Avon Products 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"

Work Samples

Travel Writing

(Nikki Style 6/1/2007)
A 6-page feature singing the praises of this jet-set capital.
(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...
(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.
(Jamrock Magazine 6/10/2008)
A look at Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
(Jamrock 7/1/2009)
An exploration of the sights, sounds and flavors of San Juan.

Interviews/Profiles

(MAR Magazine 9/21/2006)
Q & A with Celebrity Chef David Burke.
(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.
(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.

Books

(Atria Books 5/15/2008)
I edited this advice-filled business memoir by Poppy King, Australian Cosmetics Mogul and Icon of Young Entrepreneurship.
(Adams Media Corp 1/1/2000)
An instructive and often humorous book on dating.
(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.
(Berkley/Penguin Books 3/20/2000)
A book I wrote for would be entrepreneurs.
(St. Martin's Press 5/20/2000)
The definitive book on the rockband Korn.

Relationships/Friendship/Dating

(Glo.com 5/12/2010)
The types of "Mommy friends" you may want to avoid at play group.
(Glo.com 6/14/2010)
How to maintain your friendships after baby.

Copywriting

(Avon Catalog 12/1/2013)
Avon's 2013 Christmas Catalog - wrote all copy