Leslie vanWinkle

Leslie vanWinkle - Editor

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Even after 17 years of writing and editing experience, I still love the swing and swirl of words and their power to entrance.

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Overview


I started out writing and editing newsletters for the medical field, then for film industry trade journals. A stint at in advertising taught me copywriting, then back to magazines and newsletters for nonprofit organizations.

I opened my freelance writing and editing company Easy Writer Productions while raising my family. I wrote again for the film industry and became fascinated with the screenplay art form.Writing to such tight formats was excellent discipline. I completed 15 scripts with some success. The process taught me the skill of writing deep story, which I applied to writing my own fiction novels soon after.

But I recognized my calling when I secured a job as Senior Book Editor for a publishing house specializing in stock market trading and wealth management. I loved digging into the long form, helping my authors pare and parse their books into streamline machines.

I have a knack for uploading large amounts of information, seeing how all the pieces can dovetail and backtrack to build depth into the manuscript; depth that gives the reader an understanding of the material, so that they can first apply it in the real world, and then use it to evolve their own knowledge.

I ghostwrote three books for the publishers primary author, and did substantive editing for several others. An earthquake knocked me out of that job when the building collapsed. I quickly landed a job producing training materials for a fiber optics firm, only to have Nine-Eleven knock me out of that job.

It as divine timing as I needed a hiatus for several years to deal with family priorities. Still, I picked up couple of book ghostwriting projects for the financial industry and business leadership. The one for Wiley Publishing, became a New York Times Best-Seller, so that was nice.The family priorities ebbed and I moved to Las Vegas.

Now I’m ready again to ply my trade and hone my craft.
I’m looking for some interesting projects I can help develop. While my background is in the world of finance, I find I want to write life stories – our adventures through life’s chaos, through challenges and triumphs, through lessons and loss.

Truly, I am a storyteller, turning the events of our past into heart-felt, sacred stories.
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Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Economics
Health & wellbeing
Parenting & Families
Publishing
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Romance

Work experience

Writer, Editor, Ghostwriter

Self-employed
October, 2002 – Present (almost 17 years)

Work with freelance clients to develop their written materials for websites, books, articles, and training.

Technical Writer and Editor, Media Department Manager

The Light Brigade
March, 2001 – October, 2002 (over 1 year)

Worked technicians and subject matter experts to develop training materials for fiber optic company.

Senior Book Editor

Lighthouse Publishing Group
March, 2000 – October, 2001 (over 1 year)

Worked with authors to develop their manuscripts, ghostwrote for publisher's primary author. Checked math and transactions for technical trading. Coordinated with marketing department to develop promotional materials.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order

Damon Vickers

How to profit from the events leading up to the likely collapse of the U.S. dollar Society is at a crossroads. Here at home and around the world, we are living in a manner that is absolutely, unconditionally, irrevocably unsustainable. The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order outlines the kinds of events that could trigger a global economic collaps... read more

How to profit from the events leading up to the likely collapse of the U.S. dollar Society is at a crossroads. Here at home and around the world, we are living in a manner that is absolutely, unconditionally, irrevocably unsustainable. The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order outlines the kinds of events that could trigger a global economic collaps... read more

Stock Split Secrets: Profiting from a Powerful, Predictable, Price-Moving Event

Miles Nelson, Darlene Nelson

Stock Split Secrets: Profiting From A Powerful, Predictable, Price-Moving Event is about making phenomenal money in the stock market! If you have a desire to trade in the stock market, this book is your ticket to success. Stock Splits Secrets is witty, fun, comprehensive, and a must read for anyone building wealth. No matter what trading or investing strategy you use now, or plan to use in the... read more

Stock Split Secrets: Profiting From A Powerful, Predictable, Price-Moving Event is about making phenomenal money in the stock market! If you have a desire to trade in the stock market, this book is your ticket to success. Stock Splits Secrets is witty, fun, comprehensive, and a must read for anyone building wealth. No matter what trading or investing strategy you use now, or plan to use in the... read more

Beginning Investor's Bible

Doug Sutton

Learn to Play Aggressive Strategies conservatively and Conservative Stategies Aggressively The road to riches in the stock market is littered with bones of those who started their journey without a map and without protection. In addition to teaching the basics of trading in Bginning Investors Bible, Doug explains some of the most powerful strategies beginners can use, as well as techniques to ... read more

Learn to Play Aggressive Strategies conservatively and Conservative Stategies Aggressively The road to riches in the stock market is littered with bones of those who started their journey without a map and without protection. In addition to teaching the basics of trading in Bginning Investors Bible, Doug explains some of the most powerful strategies beginners can use, as well as techniques to ... read more

Wall Street Money Machine, Volume 5: Free Stocks: How to Get the Market to Pay for Your Stocks--FREE!

Wade B. Cook

FREE! The word and concept have been the advertising foundation for billion dollar corporations, the heartbeat of huge marketing campaigns, and the nexus between companies and customers for eons. Now, New York Times best-selling author Wade Cook introduces the LOCC(tm) (Large Option Covered Calls) system -- a system that can generate 80% to 100% returns for traders who master it. "...you read ... read more

FREE! The word and concept have been the advertising foundation for billion dollar corporations, the heartbeat of huge marketing campaigns, and the nexus between companies and customers for eons. Now, New York Times best-selling author Wade Cook introduces the LOCC(tm) (Large Option Covered Calls) system -- a system that can generate 80% to 100% returns for traders who master it. "...you read ... read more

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