I am a content marketing writer with a journalism background, and often write about Hawai‘i and its business, culture, travel and hospitality industries, agriculture, energy, and more. Click here for writing samples.
Reach me at 808 964-1494 or leslie@leslielang.com.

Content Marketing

Among my specializations are writing about Hawai‘i and its business, hospitality, culture, travel, agriculture, and energy. Since 1998 I have written, ghostwritten and edited many articles and blog posts as well as web content, press releases, newsletters and white papers for consumer and trade magazines, websites, blogs, small businesses, marketing and public relations companies and more. Photo: The Malling-Hansen writing ball, first produced in 1870 and the first commercially produced typewriter. I don't use that. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Editing

I am a whiz-bang editor. Whatever you are writing, I can professionally edit your document or manuscript so it's ready for publication or whatever your goal. If you are self-publishing a book--and whether you hire me or someone else--make sure you have it professionally copyedited. It's a critical step. Photo: This is not how I edit. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Biographies & Memoirs

I am a ghostwriter who helps people write their memoirs, biographies or the story of their business or family history. Capturing and helping to preserve someone's story is very satisfying! Photo: Portrait of Marcus Sparling seated on Roger Fenton's photographic van, 1844. Source: Library of Congress.

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NYT on Content Marketing: ‘Single Fiberglass Pool Article Made Over $2.5 Million in Sales’

A New York Times article shows — not tells — the value of content marketing to an appliance store in St. Louis and a pool and spa store in Virginia.

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Thanks For All the Fish!

We made it to the end of the month, you and me!

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Hitting ‘Send’ on Book Manuscript

These descendants are now, more than 100 years later, about to have a huge family reunion, and will have this book available for any of the many, many descendants who want to learn more about how their family came to be. There’s information in this book that I’d wager most of them – or maybe even all of them – don’t know. We dug pretty deep to find some of it.

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The Sound of Kids Chattering in Hawaiian

I had forgotten about writing this editorial about kids speaking Hawaiian, but stumbled upon it online today (while looking for something else!). It was a long time ago. In fact, I wrote this article during the first year I was freelancing as a writer. The newspaper I wrote it for, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, doesn’t even exist any more, for crying out loud. But […]

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Time Travel Incident?

Don’t you want time travel to be real? I do. How interesting would that be?! This article, All The Evidence that Time Travel is Happening All Around Us, is really fun. It opens with a clip from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin movie that shows an extra walking down the street who seems to be talking on a cell phone, which someone only noticed in […]

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‘Content Marketing,’ Whatever That Is

The phrase “content marketing” is rather a new buzz phrase, but creating the stuff isn’t new. “Whether you realize it or not,” writes Forbes.com contributor Jayson DeMers, “chances are your business is already using content marketing as part of your overall marketing strategy.”  He wrote a good article about content marketing, what it is, and what types of content typically […]

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What Memoir Is About

“It’s not about me.”

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‘Writing the Hawaii Memoir’ is Published

I love the cover, which was designed to make it look like a Hawaiian composition book. Isn’t it great? Leslie Lang, Writer, Ghostwriter, Memoir, Biography, Family History, Editor, Hawaii

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Driving to a Hawaiian Volcano

We really live in a remarkable place.

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The Magic of Letters

This woman’s story really struck me.

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My work has appeared in or on Hana Hou (the Hawaiian Airlines in-flight magazine), Fodors.com, Jetsetter.com, Spirit of Aloha (the Aloha Airlines in-flight magazine), GuestBook, Halekulani Living, Trump Ho‘okipa, Honolulu magazine, HawaiiBusiness, Hawaii Hospitality, and Hawaii Home + Remodeling, among many others. A partial client list also includes Olomana Loomis, ALTRES, Legacy Isle Publishing, Lyman Museum, the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board, Hawaii Island Visitors Bureau, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Pacific Islanders in Communications, Ancestry.com, and Trek Bicycle.

My writing has twice been awarded the Hawai‘i Visitor and Convention Bureau’s “Keep It Hawai‘i” award (print media division) and also won the Society of Professional Journalists’ “Excellence in Journalism” award for feature writing/long form.