Ilene G.

  • Joined February 2016

Copy editor wielding an accurate, incisive, and honest red pencil, knowledgable about CMS and style guide development.

  • Chicago, IL, United States
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Ilene G.
Chicago, IL, United States

Worked with

Services

Categories

Copywriting Email Content Marketing

Experience

Summary

I began my career in publishing, took a left turn through marketing & academia, and now am bringing it all together as a content strategist and producer with extensive marketing project management experience as well as writing and copy editing credentials

Work history

Preferred Hotel Group
Copy editor & copywriter
Authored, edited & proofread electronic communications and print advertorials for a variety of audiences, including consumers, hotel management, and travel agents. Vehicles included newsletters, single hotel communications, and corporate communications.
Katten Muchin LLC
Marketing Copywriter
Co-managed a compilation of attorney articles posted via WordPress/CMS system. Edited, wrote, and proofread electronic and print communications including matter notices, attorney updates, firm news, and practice brochures.
Marketing Copywriter
Wrote new copy for website redesign and brand relaunch. Created style guide and brand voice.
Children's Service Board, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Co-Chairperson, 59th and 60th Gold Coast Fashion Award Show
As co-chairperson of our board's signature event, I was responsible for the creation and editing of all print and digital collateral, including working with a design agency and managing print for invitations. I oversaw our PR and social media team.

Reviews and references

References

Gloria Colgan

Ilene is a very talented, professional writer. With a focused, "can do" attitude, she delivered under tight deadlines with clarity and precision, keeping everyone clear on deliverables and timelines. She never cut corners, and is a wonderful writer - always taking care to ensure understanding of the content and ask questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of someone for focused writing or end to end creative content of multiple-media formats. A dream to work with her!

Joanne Lessner

If you need an eagle-eyed editor or proofreader, Ilene is the person for you. My novel had been professionally edited by an excellent editor, but I knew even so that I would still need a solid proofread. Ilene found multiple small errors like typos, but she also picked up on style inconsistencies that my other editor had missed. She homed in on a few logic flaws as well. I was thrilled with her work and recommend her most highly.

Portfolio

Digital B2C and B2B Marketing

Emails, newsletters and advertorials written for Preferred Hotel Group and Historic Hotels of America

Website Copy for Women in Electronic Transactions

New website copy created for a brand and site relaunch. (Site design designed by another agency.)

Charlotte's Journey Home

For 11+ years, I've been the sole author of a blog about my daughter's medical life.

Gold Coast Fashion Award Show produced by the Children's Service Board

As administrative co-chair of the 59th and 60th Gold Coast Fashion Award Show I oversaw all print and digital collateral. I wrote much of the copy, worked with outside design agency and printhouse.

How Each Shabbat is Eulogy for My Late Father

My first published personal essay--a memoir about celebrating the Jewish rituals that connect me to my father 17 years after his death.

Education

Accreditations

University of Chicago
Copy editing certificate
Northwestern University
Radio/TV/Film PhD
Brown University
Art History & French Civilization

Skills

Languages

French

Limited working proficiency

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Spanish

Professional working proficiency

Skills

blogging content content creation content curation content marketing editing copywriting writing email marketing digital marketing

Tools

Facebook Hootsuite Powerpoint Wordpress LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Basecamp Postwire

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours only

Commitment

  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Education Fashion Food Health & Wellness Philanthropy Travel

What I read

New Yorker, The New York Times, Flipbook, Forbes, all kinds of books, many blogs

Side projects

I author two blogs: Charlottesjourneyhome.com and Culturebean.Wordpress.com.
I raise money for Lurie Children's and am helping launch Cradles to Crayons Chicago..

Ideal team

I like creative, collaborative, and kind environments.