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Jackie Mantey is an award-winning professional writer of all sorts of things and a freelance marketing copywriter based in Chicago. Her journalistic work has been published in national and regional magazines and newspapers, including Bitch, Dance, US News & World Report, and The Columbus Dispatch. She’s written marketing copy and digital content for clients across the globe. Read more at LinkedIn.

Jackie’s interdisciplinary creative work includes hand-embroidering found imagery, as well as writing and occasionally performing live lit, essays, and prose. Her work has been published by the Chicago Writers Association and numerous Chicago art zines, and she’s performed at stages around the city with productions such as You’re Being Ridiculous, Duly Noted, and Filet of Solo Festival. Her debut monographic exhibition of artwork and writing, titled “Gone, Country,” was on view at Chicago’s Slate Arts + Performance Gallery throughout September 2018.

In a voice that’s unflinchingly honest and endlessly hopeful, Jackie’s writing 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 on the Addy Award: Judge’s Choice-winning project, American Advertising Federation Columbus, 2017

First Place Arts Reporting, 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, 2016

Artist, Author, and Producer of “Gone, Country,” a solo exhibition of embroidery artwork, creative nonfiction, and weekly storytelling events at Slate Arts + Performance Gallery in Chicago, 2018

Sober since ~approximately~ April 15, 2016

Proudest auntie alive & greatest WIP (wifey in progress)

Recently became pro Oxford comma


Writing Availability

Jackie is available for freelance copywriting, ghostwriting, editing, copyediting, content writing, and content strategy. She works from her Chicago office but often contracts for clients who are remote. Please describe your project needs, and she’ll get back ASAP with answers to any questions you have.

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

Now, let’s stop talking about her as if she isn’t here.


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