Today we’d like to introduce you to Leah McCormack.
Leah, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
A lot has transformed over the years since graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2013. My career has evolved and molded into the creative professional I am today. I did my fair share of corporate number-crunching jobs first, taking whichever role I could at fashion and home decor companies. But along the way, I found out more and more about myself, where my passions lay and what I envisioned for a career in the long run.
Fast track to five years post-college and I feel very content with where I am at. Moving from New Hampshire to New York City to Boston, I finally decided that Boston is home. I created Leah Lou Stylings several years ago to showcase my styling and editorial portfolio for creative freelance work. It has been a strategic branding platform to get my name out there and into the solo writing game of Boston publications.
From The Improper Bostonian, Chewy.com to ManeAddicts.com, I have branched out independently and written about anything from fashion to beauty to pets. In addition to having my own freelance business, I worked as a lifestyle and interiors trend forecasting editor for WGSN.com in NYC. Now, I am settled back in Boston, creating freelance content while additionally taking on the role of Style Editor for Society19, an online women’s magazine.
Has it been a smooth road?
The biggest hurdle I have come across in the freelance writing and styling world has been getting your author name and article pitches noticed, then picked up by assigning editors. Your number one goal to be successful in this line of work is to secure recurring assignments with well-known publications and companies. Once you have a managing editor who you can count on to contact you for upcoming projects, you have won the battle.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
As Leah Lou Stylings, I write remotely and freelance for any reputable fashion, beauty, lifestyle, interior design or pet publication. I have assisted in photo shoots, commercials and events like New York Fashion Week as well.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I write remotely for clients anywhere from LA to Miami to Boston. Being located in downtown Boston offers endless opportunities to check out new trending retail spaces, museums and entertainment that city life has to offer, constantly supplying me with new article pitch brainstorms.
- $200.00 per article
- Website: www.leahloustylings.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @leahlou_mcc
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeahLouStylings/
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