Leslie Lang

Hilo, Big Island, HI USA
Website: http://www.leslielang.com
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Professional Experience

I am a journalist and content marketing writer specializing in Hawaii, business, hospitality, agriculture, energy, and family history. I've written for corporations, marketing agencies, magazines (international/in-flight/hotel in-room/trade/regional), publishers, museums, individuals, and about any other type of entity needing writing that you can think of. My experience includes articles, editorials, op-eds, white papers, speechwriting, ghostwriting and more. Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Great writer and easy to work with. All around good egg. If you need a writer, feel free to be in touch. I'd be happy to discuss your project with you to see if we're a good match.

Expertise

Writer
17 Years
Other, Specify
10 Years

Specialty

Business (general)
17 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
17 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
17 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Ancestry.com (10+), Fodors.com (6-10), Oahu Publications (3-5), Watermark Publishing (3-5), Trade Publishing (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Olomona Loomis ISC (6-10), ALTRES Staffing (1-2), Trek Bicycles (1-2), Richard Ha / Hamakua Springs (10+)

Technical Skills

Some photo editing, web design, familiarity with WordPress and other blogging platforms.

Foreign Language Skills

Some Hawaiian.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office applications; Macintosh OS X; some HTML.

Equipment

MacBook Pro; iPad; iPhone 6.

References

Available upon request.

Awards

"Excellence in Journalism" award for feature writing/long form from the Society of Professional Journalists; Hawai`i Visitor and Convention Bureau's "Keep It Hawai'i" award (print media division).

Associations

American Society for Journalists and Authors; Editorial Freelancers Association.

Work Samples

Hospitality articles

(Hawaii Hospitality magazine 3/1/2015)
Smartphone apps continue to offer the hospitality industry new technologies that might have surprised us even just a handful of years ago.

Blogging

(Hamakua Springs blog 2/10/2016)
I edit, ghostwrite, and sometimes write posts at this blog for my client and have done so since its inception in 2006.

Family History

(Ancestry.Com 7/7/2014)
Many of us have surnames passed down to us from ancestors in England. Last names weren't widely used until after the Norman conquest in 1066, but as the country's population grew, people found it necessary to be more specific when they were talking about somebody else. Thus arose descriptions like T

General

(Honolulu 2/10/2016)
(Honolulu 2/10/2016)
(Honolulu 2/10/2016)
(The blog of Hamakua Springs 2/10/2016)
I have written, ghostwritten and/or edited this blog approximately three times a week since its inception in 2006.
(Hana Hou! 2/10/2016)
This article for the Hawaiia Airlines in-flight magazine Hana Hou! took first place in the Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau's "Keep it Hawai‘i" awards, print media division. It tells the story of the Kanaka'ole family, which traces its roots back to the earliest hula history.