Leonard Pierce, the proprietor of this site, is also a freelance writer and editor with over 20 years of experience in a number of different formats, for trade and consumer publications. He has written for ‘zines, websites, daily newspapers, alt-weeklies, and local and national magazines, and has created advertising campaigns, training films, catalogs, brochures, social media materials, and marketing copy. He has contributed material to three books (the AV Club’s Inventory, Chunklet’s Indie Cred Test, and Coudal Partners’ Field Tested Books) and two comics (Monkeybrain Comics’ BOO! anthology), and his first solo book project, If You Like The Sopranos…, was published by Hal Leonard Books in fall of 2011. His second book, a collection of short humor entitled Moods from Marbletown, was released in summer of 2012.
Among the many types of writing at which he has shown excellence are trade magazine articles (features, profiles and business analysis); entertainment and culture criticism (music, movie, television, book, and restaurant reviews, critical analysis, features, celebrity interviews, and profiles); advertising and marketing (ad copy, marketing copy for music and film packaging, and marketing brochures); technical and educational material (standardized tests, textbook copy, instructional video scripts, and training manuals), and humor and short fiction. He is also an experienced speaker who has done presentations, public readings of his work, and numerous radio shows.
His editing experience is nearly as broad, and includes in-house and freelance work for a number of corporate, private and media clients, both traditional and online; he is well-versed in standard and house styles as well as all major manuals of style. He specializes in clarity of message and ease of presentation for both business and consumer clients.
Leonard is also an experienced office manager, content production manager and project coordinator across several industries, with a wide range of editing, writing, document control, proofing, archiving, talent management, and other skills. He has utilized these skills in the publishing, tech, and management consulting industries, with extensive computer, administrative, human resources, training, content management and publication production, and quality and environmental management abilities.
Information about his employment and educational history can be found on his LinkedIn page, located here; if you’d like to consider him for freelance or full-time employment, e-mail him at leonard dot pierce at gmail.com or call (210) 569-3045 for a résumé, salary history, references, and any other information you require.
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
This list is partial only. It contains links to some of my work on line, but other publications and works can be sent on request, including those which appeared in print only or which are subject to content restrictions or other agreements.
215 Festival/Philadelphia (featured presenter) * Acknowledge No Frontier (feature writer) * AllMusic.com (reviewer) * AlterNet (feature writer) * Austin Chronicle (events coverage, reviewer) * The AV Club (columnist, feature writer, interviewer, reviewer; contributor to the Inventory book) * Basrai Media (copyeditor, copywriter) * Blue Note Records (feature writer) * Blueprints magazine (columnist, feature writer) * Bully Pulpit Games (play set author) * Burning Ambulance magazine (feature writer, interviewer) * CapnWacky.com (humor contributor) * Chicago Reader (reviewer) * Chicago Tribune (columnist for MetroMix entertainment section; feature writer, interviewer) * The City Desk (fiction contributor) * Concept 2 Revenue (copyeditor) * Continuum Books (copyeditor) * Creators Syndicate (columnist, copyeditor) * Cursor (news writer) * Dr. Liz Alexander/Austin (copyeditor) * EMP Pop Conference/Seattle (featured presenter) * eMusic.com (reviewer) * Ethnic Arts Festival/Evanston (featured presenter) * The Formula, WLUW/Chicago (copyeditor, feature writer) * Funny Ha-Ha/Chicago (featured presenter) * GourmetSurvivalist.com (copyeditor) * The High Hat magazine (copyeditor, editor, feature writer) * Hobart Pulp magazine (fiction contributor) * Just One More Thing podcast (featured guest) * Lawyerbear.com (humor contributor) * The Majority Report with Sam Seder/Air America Radio (featured guest) * Metal Edge magazine (feature writer, interviewer, reviewer) * Moonshinestill.com (fiction contributor) * Nerve.com (blogger for “Screengrab” film section; feature writer, interviewer, reviewer) * Orlando Sentinel (columnist) * Phoenix New Times (reviewer) * Pindeldyboz magazine (fiction contributor) * Pitchfork.com (reviewer) * Ravenswood Properties (copyeditor) * Roadrunner Records (blogger, feature writer, interviewer) * The Rocket magazine (feature writer, reviewer) * Ross Dress for Less Stores (copyeditor, copywriter, scriptwriter) * SadlyNo.com (humor contributor) * San Antonio Current (feature writer, reviewer) * San Antonio Man magazine (feature writer) * Sanitary and Ship magazine (fiction contributor) * Serious Eats (blogger, columnist) * SPEC-Diatribe Media Series/Chicago (featured presenter) * Spin magazine (reviewer) * Split Reel podcast (featured guest) * Time Out Chicago (reviewer) * Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (humor contributor) * TV.com (columnist, feature writer, interviewer, reviewer) * Über (humor contributor) * Under Surveillance, WLUW/Chicago (featured guest) * UR magazine (events coverage, feature writer, interviewer, reviewer) * UtterWonder.com (fiction contributor) * The Village Voice (reviewer) * Wasted Words podcast (featured guest) * WhiteSoxInteractive.com (columnist, interviewer, news writer) * Wondering Sound (columnist, reviewer, interviewer)* Zenbu Media (copyeditor, feature writer)
Other material for freelance clients and examples of writing and editing done as part of full-time employment can be provided upon request.