Tammy LeRoy

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

Location:Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
2 Skills
Tammy Ann LeRoy

• Twelve years’ experience as editor of trade and consumer magazines
• Editor of seven non-fiction books
• Skilled in multiple writing styles including features, profiles and business stories; writing for websites and online publications (WordPress); public relations and marketing copy; academic and government writing

Editor in Chief - LPI Multimedia, Scottsdale, Arizona, Feb. 2008 to present
• Editor in Chief of Phoenix Woman, Arizona Homebuilder and New Homes & Lifestyles
• Responsible for editorial rebuild of Phoenix Woman. Increased subscriptions 116 percent.
• Served as editorial director for five print and online magazines.
• Duties included supervision and training of four editors and six editorial interns; editorial planning; creating issue themes, story ideas, website copy, press releases; hiring freelance writers and editors; assigning stories and working with writers; directing art department on layout and design; collaborating with sales and marketing; supervising Web editor; establishing and meeting deadlines; final copyediting, copywriting and editing of marketing materials; writing columns and features; creating and adhering to department budget.

Editor - MiniCo Publishing, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, 2004 to 2007
• Editor of company’s largest circulation publication.
• Duties included monthly and annual editorial planning; creating story ideas and issue themes; assigning stories; writing columns and features; creating website copy; working with art department, sales staff and production; establishing and meeting deadlines; proofing and editing of editorial content and artwork in InDesign.

Freelance Journalist, 1998 to present
• Feature writer for Phoenix Magazine, Western Horseman and other publications with a focus on Arizona history, public figures and institutions
• Local history column in Phoenix Magazine for six years

Book Author/Editor, 1999 to 2010
• Books include Along the Cowboy Trail: The American Cowboy in Photographs, Verse and Lore. RD Publishing, Inc. (2000); Spirit of the Performance Horse: Photographs and Written Reflections. Trafalgar Square (2003); Himdag-Yemathoy: Way of Life. Gila River Indian Community (2003); Living Western Horsemanship. The Lyons Press (2007); Memoirs of Maggie’s Place. Maggie’s Place (2010).

• Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism - December 2001: GPA 3.65
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
• Master of Arts in History coursework completed- 2001 to 2004: GPA 4.0
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

OTHER: Steering Committee member, Global Woman Summit 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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Article Writing