Jackie Mantey // Professional portfolio


Memorable writing is a balance of

strategy and craft

Jackie Mantey is a writer, editor, and content strategist. She’s currently Lead Writer and Editor for the Marketing and Communications team at California College of the Arts, working remotely from Chicago. Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Kent State University, graduating cum laude with Honors College distinction in 2008. After five years as a magazine and newspaper features reporter and assistant editor, Jackie went on to work as a copywriter at the international fashion brand Express; a senior writer at Ologie, a branding firm and marketing agency in Columbus, Ohio; and a senior writer at VSA Partners, a creative marketing and advertising agency in Chicago. Since 2013, she’s also worked as a contract writer, proofreader, editor, and content consultant for clients from a range of industries around the world.

CREDENTIALS

WRITTEN / EDITED FOR …

  • Adobe
  • Allstate
  • Arity
  • BarkBox
  • Bitch Magazine
  • California College of the Arts
  • Central Ohio Transit Authority
  • Columbus Alive Newspaper
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Columbus Dispatch Newspaper
  • Columbus Monthly Magazine
  • CoverMyMeds
  • Dance Magazine
  • DePaul University
  • Experience Columbus
  • Express
  • Great Lakes Publishing
  • Green Magazine
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Haverford College
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Manhattan College
  • Morningstar
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Ohio Magazine
  • Reedy Press
  • Sappi Paper Company
  • Shane Jewelry Co.
  • Simpson College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Thomson Reuters UK
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Waynesburg University
  • World of Hyatt

HONORED WITH …

  • Finalist, Great Midwest Writing Contest: Creative Nonfiction, Midwest Review (2020)
  • Writer, 186 magazine, Award of Excellence: Print Longform, CSCA Creative Best Awards Show (2019)
  • Writer, Columbus Weddings, City Regional Magazine Association, Best Ancillary Publication nomination (2019)
  • Lead writer, Addy Award: Silver, American Advertising Federation Columbus (2018)
  • Lead writer, Addy Award: Judge’s Choice, American Advertising Federation Columbus (2017)
  • Best Freelance Writer in Ohio Award, Press Club of Cleveland Excellence in Journalism Awards (2014)
  • Multiple category winner, Society of Professional Journalists Ohio (2013-2015)
  • First Place Arts Reporting, portfolio of work, Society of Professional Journalists Ohio (2014)

100% AWESOME IN …

  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading
  • Editing and copyediting
  • Brand positioning
  • Comprehensive web writing
  • Creative direction and brainstorming
  • Longform feature writing
  • Blogging for SEO
  • Email marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • Product copywriting
  • ecommerce writing
  • Direct response
  • Social media content planning, creation, and copywriting
  • Style guide development and maintenance
  • B2B communications (case studies, white papers, email)
  • Event collateral writing
  • Remote collaboration
  • Integrated and multi-channel marketing and communications
  • Interviewing stakeholders and sources and researching appropriate materials
  • Managing freelance writers and an editorial calendar
  • Collaborating with clients, leadership, account and project management, photographers, designers, developers, and other writers
  • Client presentation and communication
  • Creative strategy and content structure
  • Digital ad scriptwriting for audio and video
  • Brand guideline writing and usage
  • Voice and tone definition and development
  • Honing a design direction into a concept and identifying numerous messaging strategies to achieve client objectives
  • Asana
  • G-Suite
  • Google Analytics
  • WordPress
  • MailChimp
  • AP Style
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office
  • Teamwork Projects
  • Basecamp
  • Jira
  • Ad Words
  • Moz
  • Wagtail
  • Zoom
  • Slack
  • Figma collaboration
  • Invision
  • Lucidchart
  • Later

“In addition to being an exceptional editor, Jackie is a strong writer who produced an incredible amount of compelling, on-brand copy for our publications, including a new website, magazines, and materials.”

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RECENT WORK

HIGHLIGHTS

Ad campaign: “A future in the making”

  • Concept creation
  • Voice and messaging strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Integrated marketing

Email: Inquiry streams

  • Creative development
  • Content strategy and development
  • Copywriting
  • Project management

Voice and tone: CCA

  • Creative direction
  • Copywriting
  • Brand development
  • Content strategy

MORE TO EXPLORE

“Jackie is highly organized, smart, creative and wonderful to work with. … Her writing sparkles and she’s very fast, not something you always find in one person.”

“Jacqueline is clearly talented. She has a great writing style. She knows which details are important to the story.”

“Jackie is one of the best copywriters/copyeditors I’ve ever had the pleasure working with. She has a keen knack for distilling complex narratives into simplified, strong, powerful copy.”