Leslie Benson

Content Writer, Editor, and Marketer in Nashville, Tennessee

Leslie Benson

Content Writer, Editor, and Marketer in Nashville, Tennessee

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Hi there! My name is Leslie I. Benson, and I'm a Nashville, Tenn.-based writer and musician passionate about healthy living, music, and pop culture. I’ve been working as a published journalist (writing and editing stories) since 1999, as a digital content writer since 2005, and a blogger since 2009. My writing has appeared in more than 30 print and digital publications. Check out my portfolio and blog for writing samples!

My personal interests include songwriting, poetry, photography, film, sci-fi, steampunk, craft beer, roller derby, and spending time with my ferret and cats. But most of all, I love writing compelling content and contributing to creative collaborations!

On a personal note, I try to check off items from my “bucket list" every year. It has certainly been an adventure so far!

Achievements Unlocked So Far:

· Worked as first female Music Editor at NUVO Newsweekly

· Interviewed Tori Amos

· Made Debbie Harry of Blondie laugh

· Edited award-winning stories about the Selma March and Hurricane Katrina

· Managed National Guard cover story about women in combat

· Heard Neil Gaiman speak about the importance of storytelling

· Saw David Bowie and Depeche Mode

· Hugged Peter Murphy + Gary Numan

· Stood behind Steven Tyler of Aerosmith buying red velvet cupcakes at Whole Foods

· Self-published a music magazine

  • Work
    • NHC.com + Magazines.com
  • Education
    • Ball State University
    • Wright State University