Leanne Daleanes

Freelance Copywriter & Ghostwriter

Location:Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Leanne Daleanes 630-279-1935
332 North Ridgeland Avenue. Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 ldaleanes@aol.com

Dynamic copywriter and proofreader with agency and corporate experience; specializing in print collateral, B2B, web content and professional journals. Extremely quick and accurate.

Freelance Writer/Copy Editor, May 2006 – Present

Copy-edited manuscripts, text and periodicals for such professional organizations as The Joint Commission and The Optical Society of America.

Drafted and edited press releases, B2B brochures, interoffice communication and corporate correspondence for a variety of companies, including legal, medical and real estate clients.

Edited masters and doctoral theses, journal submissions and online educational materials.

Senior Proofreader, November 2004 – May 2006
Arc Worldwide, Chicago

Proofread copy for:

Miller Brewing Company’s POP displays, sweepstakes entry forms, and merchandising.

McDonald’s Happy Meal packaging, including verifying nutritional content and language translations.

United’s fare sales, promotional merchandising, press kit packaging and banner advertising.

Coca-Cola’s 12-pack packaging, holiday campaigns, NCAA promotions and Happy Meal tie-ins.

Whirlpool Corporation’s monthly promotional campaigns, including hang-tags, stickers, window clings and POP pieces for 30 individual vendors; up to 60 keylines a day.

Created style guides and client manuals for multiple international clients, including Miller Brewing Company, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, United and Whirlpool Corporation.

Freelance Copy Editor, June 2000 – November 2004

Proofread for major advertising agencies, such as Leo Burnett, BBDO, Ogilvy, and Brann Chicago.

Assistant Marketing Manager, July 1998 – June 2000
Townsend Analytics

Wrote and edited Help and FAQ sections for company intranets, intranet documentation for new technical support employees and press releases for web site updates.

Developed print collateral for trade shows, including designing and producing booth displays, writing/editing full-color brochures and other promotional materials, as well as representing the company during the show.

Writer, June 1995 – June 1998
Alan Communications

Headed writing department for Alan Communications, a marketing and promotions company designed to fit the needs of small businesses. Responsibilities included recruiting and training new writers and editors, guaranteeing accuracy and turnaround, and making sure all deadlines were met within budget.

Freelance Reporter, January 1994 – May 1995

Wrote and reported for multiple floor covering trade publications.

Bachelor of Journalism, University of Georgia, 1993
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