Elisa Ludwig

Freelance Press Release Writer & Copywriter

1982
Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/elisaludwig
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ELISA R. LUDWIG
3447 Sunnyside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
215.438.2828
ElisaRLudwig@gmail.com
www.mediabistro.com/ElisaLudwig
http://www.clearcutcopy.com

EDUCATION:

Graduate Creative Writing Program, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
MA, May 1999
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
BA, May 1996

EXPERIENCE:

Contributor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA
Research, report and write food features for Thursday food section. Test, develop and edit recipes for inclusion in articles. (April 2004-present)

Contract Writer, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Assist in creation of marketing materials for website and newsletter for EMTM Program. Interview students, write profiles, attend and report on campus events. (August 2003-November 2010)

Restaurant Reviewer, Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia, PA
Wrote weekly reviews of local restaurants and food-related features. (January 2002-August 2008)

Contract Writer, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp., Philadelphia, PA
Assist in creation of press materials… Research local events, restaurants and arts organizations…Compile information in the form of brochures, travel itineraries and releases. (January 2002-present)

Staff Writer, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia, PA
Wrote weekly column of food reviews…Generated story ideas…Wrote and reported on topics such as the lack of supermarkets in Philadelphia and the life of migrant farm-workers in Kennett Square...Contributed news items and features about artistic, social and political issues on a weekly basis. (June 2001-Jan. 2002)

Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia, PA
Redesigned the Arts and Entertainment section of the paper...Generated story ideas...Worked with writers, assigning and editing stories...Conceptualized, organized and edited the paper's special issues, including the seasonal guides, food issues and "Best Of" issue. (Sept. 2000-June 2001)

OTHER CLIENTS, PAST AND PRESENT:

Albertson’s, Boise, ID
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups, Philadelphia, PA
Discmakers, Pennsauken, NJ
Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey, Bristol, PA
Dyad Communications, Philadelphia, PA
Sharla Feldscher Public Relations, Philadelphia, PA
First Take, LLC, New York, NY
Flourish Films, New York, NY
Frog Commissary Catering, Philadelphia, PA
Genji Sushi, Philadelphia, PA
Greenhouse Media, Philadelphia, PA
Hollister Publications, Wynnewood, PA
Imagination Publications, Chicago, IL
Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse, Philadelphia, PA
Penguin Group, New York, NY
Penn Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA
Signature Communications, Philadelphia, PA
Steve Poses, Philadelphia, PA
Publishers Partnership, Ridgewood, NJ
Wharton Executive Education, Philadelphia, PA
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Washington Information Source, Leesburg, VA
Denison Witmer, Philadelphia, PA

PUBLICATIONS:

Books
Pretty Crooked (Winter 2012, Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins)
At Home by Steve Poses (September, 2009, At Home Publishing)
Who Wrote That?: Judy Blume (September 2003, Chelsea House)
Who Wrote That?: Shel Silverstein (September 2003, Chelsea House)

Periodicals and Websites
Artblog
Berks County Living
Bust
CMJ
Currency
Details
Dragonfire
Ducklings
EatingWell
eMusic
Envisage
Go!
Gourmet
GQ South Africa
Grow
Home and Design
Marie Claire
Marie Claire Australia
Modern Bride
New York Post
Philadelphia City Paper
Philadelphia Citysearch
Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer Real Estate section and special sections
Philadelphia Magazine
Philadelphia Style
Plenty
PM Network
Publishers Weekly
San Francisco Chronicle
Susquehanna Style
Technology Times
Wharton Alumni Magazine
Women’s Health

AWARDS:

Finalist, RRoife Trophy for Short Stories, 2006

Vermont Studio Center writer’s residency and fellowship, Johnson, VT (April 2004)

Jentel Foundation writer’s residency and fellowship, Banner, WY (Jan.-Feb. 2004)

Keystone Feature Beat Reporting award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation, 2002

REPRESENTATION:

Leigh Feldman at Writers House, New York, NY