Leigh Angel

Versatile editor, writer, and storyteller. Develops experiential, social media, marketing, multimedia, and strategic copy for an array of industries; designs editorial guidelines for brands and projects; fluent in AP, Chicago, and APA styles.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

WordPress, Sitecore, HTML, CSS, XML, Jira, SharePoint, Trello, Microsoft Office, Google Office, PDF Pen, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Creative Suite

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Writer, Copy Editor, Proofreader
New York, NY
Ongoing

Most Recent projects:

  • Copywriter—native advertising, consumer marketing activations, and social amplification for Time, Inc’s in-house creative studio, The Foundry
  • Copy editor—Sweet Paul Magazine
  • Grant writer—The Artist’s Archive, a documentary film organization
  • Proofreader—Sterling Publishing

Representative projects:

  • Editor—four-title Stencil 101 book series by Ed Roth for Chronicle Books
  • Writer/blogger—blog posts and recipes for Serious Eats, CNN.com, and Cheap Healthy Good
  • Editor and writer—nonfiction book projects from interview to publication for Arbor Books
  • Editor and proofreader—online gaming content for Tabula Digita
  • Copywriter, copy editor, and proofreader—proposals and marketing materials; experiential and social media copy; campaign copy; and luxury goods catalogs and brand books for New York’s top advertising and marketing agencies

Huge, Copy Editing Director 
Brooklyn, NY
2013–2016

  • Established the first-ever copy editing and proofreading department at Huge to support the global client list and business development group
  • Managed team of full-time and freelance copy editors and proofreaders in Brooklyn and Detroit offices
  • Adapted editorial workflow to accommodate agile/scrum-based methodology
  • Partnered with client engagement, business development, strategy, branding, user experience, social media and project management leads to ensure all deliverables exceeded agency and client editorial standards
  • Wrote and maintained Huge’s agency editorial style guidelines and style sheets for clients and brands
  • Represented the Editorial Services department at departmental and client meetings, and gave agency-wide presentations about editorial process, maintaining brand standards, and writing for Huge
  • Wrote memos, social media posts, SEO metadata, and copy for proposals, marketing materials, and online experiences
  • Launched a chat-based helpline for all employees to ask questions directly from their computers

TBWA\Chiat\Day, Copy Editor and Proofreader
New York, NY
2011–2013

  • Copy edited and proofread print, TV, and out-of-home (OOH) advertising campaign collateral; press releases, executive bios, and corporate communications; social media and blog posts; brand books and guidelines; and new business presentations and displays
  • Maintained TBWA corporate editorial style guide and created client-specific style sheets
  • Developed content library to eliminate excessive editorial rounds when accessing boilerplate content for business development projects and presentations
  • Coordinated with project management and production leads to efficiently deliver clean and vibrant copy across client accounts and formats

The Grow Network/McGraw-Hill, Editor
New York, NY
2008–2010

  • Wrote, edited, and proofread K-12 educational content for teachers, students, and parents on extremely tight deadlines in traditional and structured content frameworks
  • Ensured instructional materials aligned with state educational standards to meet all market requirements
  • Collaborated with subject-matter experts to ensure content met grade-level and English-language learner (ELL) requirements
  • Maintained corporate style guide, quick references, individual market references, and subject-area glossaries
  • Reviewed work of freelance editors and proofreaders and provided feedback
  • Edited all sales, marketing, and professional development materials, with occasional copywriting

Dentino Marketing, Copy Editor/Print Coordinator
Jersey City, NJ
2004–2007

  • Edited print- and email-based direct marketing content for agency’s premier client on strict weekly and monthly deadlines
  • Wrote copy for emails, invitations, brochures, and postcards
  • Managed four-tier loyalty program distribution list across 14 client properties
  • Organized editorial workflow among in-house account and creative teams, client, and third-party print vendor

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC

AFFILIATIONS

American Copy Editors Society
McGraw-Hill Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success

VOLUNTEER

Ubushobozi Project, Ruhengeri, Musanze, Rwanda, crochet teacher and project advisor
New York Cares/Kaplan SAT program tutor
826 NYC, comic book writing workshop tutor
Gotham City Improv, People’s Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater, performer/writer

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