Lesley McLean
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Lesley McLean

Freelance Writer & EditorMethley, Leeds, United Kingdom
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Lesley McLean
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Lesley McLean

Freelance Writer & EditorMethley, Leeds, United Kingdom
Projects
  • Beadored Prints Website Editorial
    Beadored Prints Website EditorialAdding personality and warmth to Beadored's new website. Bringing finesse and wording fitting their brand vision at https://www.beadoredprints.com/
  • Blah Blah Blah
    Blah Blah BlahAnother fun project for Paperhouse at the Great British Card Company. Blah Blah Blah is a contemporary, colourful type-led humour card range. Developed hand-in-hand with design by Matt Goodman, and words by your truly, it offers something fresh for greetings card retailers and picks up on new as well as best-selling themes. Available now!
  • Writing Humour Cards
    Writing Humour CardsSomehow I found myself in a job that not many people do. There can't be many more than a handful of us out there who write humorous greeting cards. It was never something I planned, but here I am, still doing it after 15 years (among other freelance writing and editing). A lot of the things you have to think about to write a good card, are things you need to think about for other commercial writing. Here I talk about how I ended up doing what I do, and what it takes to do it: https://creativec
  • Over The Rainbow Punch Needle Tutorial
    Over The Rainbow Punch Needle TutorialLesley McLean Handcrafted (my side hustle) has been featured on LoveCrafts website. LoveCrafts sells lots of different craft supplies and shares patterns and advice for makers. And now they're sharing my rainbow punch needle tutorial! Lots of you bought rainbows to support the NHS; for rainbow babies; and to commemorate us getting through 2020. So, now you can make your own if you follow the instructions at https://www.lovecrafts.com/.../cross-stitch.../tutorial. Or, it's not too late to orde
  • SaveMoneyCutCarbon Review Articles
    SaveMoneyCutCarbon Review ArticlesI’m not an eco-warrior, I’m more a ‘every little helps’ kind of person when it comes to looking after the planet. So, with that in mind I thought I’d do good and ordered two biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes and some cotton buds from SaveMoneyCutCarbon. Who knew it would result in me writing writing some articles for them based on their products?! And now, let's just say I love bamboo like a hungry panda.
  • Topikality Humour Card Range
    Topikality Humour Card RangeWell, with things how they are, you’ve got to laugh. Great project to work on producing topical humour cards with Matt Goodman and Ebony Newton for Great British Card Company #greatbritishcardcompany #greetingcards #humour #topical #lockdownlife #copywriting #writing #funny
Work history
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    Freelance Editor & WriterLesley McLean Editorial & Writing
    Methley, UKFreelance
    If this was an old-school newspaper ad it would just say 'freelance editor and writer'. But it's not and what it means is, I'm open to interesting opportunities. If you need something writing, re-writing, or proofreading, I can help. If you want a tone of voice or editorial strategy developing, I can help with that too. If you want it doing professionally, with an eye to detail and with a sense of humour thrown in (where appropriate), I can most definitely. help. Just message me.
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    Editorial Manager Humour, Properties and LicensingHallmark Cards
    Bradford, United KingdomFull Time
    Editorial Manager for all humour, properties and licensed cards. Includes managing editorial team, editing, writing, reviewing and ideating content, as well as developing strategies along with peers, coaching staff, working with designers and creative managers, and writing publicity and other content.
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Skills
  • Word
  • Coaching
  • Design Direction
  • Planning Scheduling
  • Project Managment
  • Writing and Editing
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Writing Poetry/prose
  • Editorial Management
  • Editorial Writing
  • Design Concept Development
  • Staffing Management
  • Writing Comedy
  • Editorial Concepts
  • Writing Copy for Print
Education
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    Communication StudiesFife College
     - Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
    SHND in Communications incl Advertising, Publiciity, Marketing, Market Research, Philosophy, English and Art.
Awards
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    Plain English AwardPlain English Awards
    Awarded for project managing and developing an intranet site for government staff to help them produce letters in plain English for people on or applying for benefits. http://www.plainenglish.co.uk