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leilani marie labong writer + editor

profile I am an experienced design writer seeking an executive-level editorial 
 position at a leading lifestyle outlet that will fully utilize my sharp skills and clever 3786 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA 94118 T 415-577-1792 leilani.marie.labong@gmail.com leilanimarielabong.com

ideas to create fun, exciting and insightful content.

relevant experience Editor at Large, California Home + Design Magazine, Jul 2013–Nov 2013 A four-month contract position in which I will be top editing, writing and producing original editorial features for the renowned shelter publication’s website and quarterly print magazine. Freelance Writer, March 2009–present I write and edit magazine and newspaper features about design, fashion and travel for a wide variety of international, national, and regional publications, including Sunset, Coastal Living, 7x7, California Home + Design, Luxe, San Francisco Chronicle, Rue, C, Mountain Living, Belle, Real Living Australia. I also produce many features, which entails project scouting, photo-shoot logistics, light propping and styling. Home + Design Editor, Hartle Media, 2004–2009 I wrote, edited, assigned, and produced monthly architecture and design features for 7x7 and California Home + Design. I also doubled as the research editor, managing fact-checking operations at both magazines, as well as supervising and mentoring a rotating staff of interns. English Teacher, Japan Exchange Teaching Programme (JET), Kyoto, 1998–2001 I singlehandedly created high school english-language curricula with lessons and activities designed to increase student motivation and interest in the English language. On behalf of the Kyoto Board of Education, I delivered public speeches about teaching English and the foreigner’s experience in Japan.

education Master of Fine Arts in Writing, University of San Francisco, 2004 Bachelor of Arts, English–Professional Writing, University of New Mexico, 1997

skills Microsoft Word whiz; InCopy star; Blogger-wise; fact-checking wonder; creator of snazzy and informative heds, deks, and photo captions; meticulous producer of design-resource pages; masterful interviewer; obsessive to-do list manufacturer; detail-oriented forward thinker; expert blueberry-muffin baker; devoted yogini; seasoned world traveler; mover and shaker.!

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referrals Christine Ryan, former executive editor, Sunset 415-517-6850 3786 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA 94118 T 415-577-1792 leilani.marie.labong@gmail.com leilanimarielabong.com

cbkryan@me.com Sarah Lynch, former editor, California Home + Design 415-309-9813 slynch2@gmail.com Robin Rinaldi, former executive editor, 7x7 robin@robinrinaldi.com Deb Wandell, home + garden editor, San Francisco Chronicle dwandell@sfchronicle.com

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Leilani Marie Labong  

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