PAUL LEE CANNON

SENIOR COPYWRITER | AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST | GARDEN WRITER

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PAUL LEE CANNON


I’m a writer and editor with over 20 years of experience. I’ve worked in daily news, written copy that sells for some of the world’s biggest brands, and am an award-winning author. salon.com featured my essay, “What It’s Like to Be Held Hostage,” on its homepage. My blog post, “How to Dress to Get the Job Done,” shot to #1 on salesforce.com’s top-performing posts of 2012. And if you visit an Orchard Supply Hardware, you’ll see my tagline, “We’re Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” emblazoned on store signage.

COPYWRITING WORK
From blogs and feature articles to direct mail and web copy, I've crafted original written content for these brands.

Airbnb
Banana Republic
bedandbreakfast.com
FANCL
LinkedIn
Macy’s
oldnavy.com
Orchard Supply Hardware
overstock.com
salesforce.com
samsclub.com

PUBLISHED WORK
I've written news and feature articles for the following print and digital publications.

The American Gardener (Magazine of the American Horticultural Society)
Grow (Magazine of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)
Taste by Four Seasons Blog
Sunset
Pace Communications
salon.com
Diablo
Pacific Horticulture
Landscape & Hardscape Design Build (lhdesignbuild.com)
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
The Advocate
Quill
Luxury Living
Estates West
Tycoon
KoreAm Journal
KoreanAmericanStory.org
SOMA
KQED Perspectives

CONTACT ME IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO ...
• Fill your publication’s pages with engaging, insightful articles
• Conceptualize and craft your marketing campaign
• Create a blog or need blog posts or Web content finessed
• Compose a direct mail piece and/or email that drives traffic
• Make your catalog or brochure tell a story
• Provide smart copy for your signage and packaging needs
• Tailor text exclusively for your one-of-a-kind invitations
• Bring editorial pizzazz to your press release
• Coach you in writing the perfect college essay
• Edit existing copy and make it new again


Specialties

  • Outdoor Living
  • Gardens
  • Gardening
  • Garden Design
  • Horticulture
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Society and Culture
  • Lifestyle
  • Luxury Lifestyle
  • Fitness
  • Fashion
  • Home and Garden
  • Food
  • Music

Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Proofing
  • Proofreading
  • Copyediting
  • Reporting
  • Journalism
  • Blogs and Blogging
  • Retail
  • Print and Digital Magazine Writing
  • Ad and Marketing Campaigns
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Packaging Text
  • Signage Text
  • Email Marketing
  • Web Content
  • Blog Content
  • Product Naming
  • Brand Taglines and Slogans
  • Project Management
  • Publications
  • Content Development
  • Online Marketing
  • Direct Mail
  • Creative Writing
  • Social Media
  • Marketing Communications
  • Storytelling
  • Corporate Communications
  • Press Releases
  • Content Management
  • Promotions
  • Marketing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Brand Development
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Book Proposal Writing
  • Editorial Consulting
  • Online Advertising
  • Stories
  • Essays
  • Pitch Letters
  • Query Writing