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, personal finance (including investing and cryptocurrency), and other lifestyle topics and have 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 Eventbrite. And I’m a contributing writer for Business Insider and a consultant for other editorial projects.
In the recent past, I was the consulting senior editor of Sisters From AARP, a website and weekly newsletter celebrating Black women, where I managed digital projects (including content development as well as event development, event hosting, and social media strategy), advised on crisis communications, and advised on brand and content strategy. I also produced and hosted the “Market Mindset With Leslie Quander” podcast for Gokhshtein Media.
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 high-ranking 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.
Want to know more? Please explore my site, or contact me.