First, you should know I love what I do. And appreciate that my words have reached tens of millions of readers.

As a freelance and consulting writer and editor, I cover health, relationships, business, personal finance, and other lifestyle topics. And I’ve reported on everything from dating advice, celebrity happenings, and NFTs to how to protect your hearing. My work has appeared in outlets from Men’s Health and AARP The Magazine to The Washington Post and Consumer Reports.  I’m also a contributing writer for Business Insider and a consultant for other projects.

In the recent past, I was consulting senior editor of Sisters From AARP, a site and newsletter celebrating Black women, where I managed digital projects (including content development, event hosting, event development, and social media strategy), advised on communications, and advised on brand and content strategy. I also produced and hosted the “Market Mindset With Leslie Quander” podcast for a tech and cryptocurrency media company. (Visit my @lesliequander YouTube channel for info on finding success, investing, and freedom!)

Plus, I’m a coach, event host, and speaker, with a focus on teaching people about success and wellness strategies, how to level up your mindset and actions to build wealth, and how to pitch and work with media outlets.

More about me? I previously served as a staff writer and editor for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of External Affairs, where I managed and developed digital content for consumer and professional audiences, such as articles, blog posts, social media posts, and videos.

I also served as the senior editor of Capitol File magazine, where I directed print and online projects as senior editor—and was a TV news guest between my interviews of celebrities and notables. Before that I was senior associate editor of AARP The Magazine, the largest circulation magazine in the world, supervising editorial and social media projects on deadline and serving as a source for conference panels and media interviews. And I even contributed to U.S. News & World Report’s ebook How to Live to 100.

Other professional skills to highlight? Why, yes! I’ve developed ad copy, email marketing content, and press releases; done ghost writing for senior officials and others; and provided strategic communications advice on national initiatives and activities. I’m also bilingual in English and Spanish, so I’ve reviewed translated content, too.

When I’m not in writing and editing wonderland, investing, or offering coaching, I appreciate fashion (why is shoe shopping so tempting?), photography, and traveling.

Want to know more? Please explore my site, or contact me.