About // Contact

Jackie Mantey is a professional creative writer and freelance copywriter based in Chicago and available for hire on a contract basis.

She’s earned several journalism and copywriting awards and has been published in Bitch magazine, US News & World Report, Columbus Monthly, and The Columbus Dispatch among others, and written for clients such as Nationwide, Express, Sappi, Thomson Reuters UK, Hyatt, California College of the Arts, and many others. Read more at LinkedIn.

She also writes (and occasionally performs) live lit, fiction, narrative non-fiction, prose and essays. In a voice that’s unflinchingly honest and endlessly hopeful, Jackie’s work tries to calm the beast long enough to place the pain and dig out the thorn.


Noteworthy Accomplishments

Named Best in Ohio: Freelance Writer by Press Club of Cleveland, 2014

Senior Writer on a Silver Addy Award-winning project, American Advertising Federation Columbus, 2018

Copywriter for the project that won Addy Award Winner: Judge’s Choice, American Advertising Federation Columbus, 2017

First Place Arts Reporting for my portfolio of print work, Society of Professional Journalists Ohio, 2014

Author of the travel guidebook “100 Things to Do in Columbus Before You Die,” published by Reedy Press

Sober since ~approximately~ April 15, 2016


Creative Projects

jackiemantey.com/blog / Blog posts, cool -ish, photos, Chicago, travel, reviews, style, flash fiction and more.

mildlydepressed.com / Poems, prose and hand-embroidered art about the human-freakin’-condition, man.

lo-class.com / Badass multimedia production studio in Chicago that I co-founded with my hot and funny husband, comedian Justin Golak.

femcompod.com / Bi-weekly podcast I co-host, called A Feminist And A Comedian Walk Into A Bar.


Writing Availability

I’m available for freelance copywriting, ghostwriting, editing, copyediting, content writing and content strategy. I work from my Chicago office but often work for clients who are remote! Please tell me more about your project needs, and I’ll tell you more about my experience in your industry and answer any questions you have.

Door’s open at jackie@jackiemantey.com. Or hit me up the old-fashioned way, below.



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A quick note: All this good stuff is copyright Jackie Mantey. Ms. Jackie if you’re nasty.