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Amy Feezor

Amy Feezor

Creative Director and Writer

Self-employed

I am a champion of creative process. Problem-solving is my jam, and my weapon of choice is the written word.

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Self-employed

Creative Director and Writer

I took the biggest step in my career and ventured out on my own. It's been quite a run--I learn more and more each day. Some of my notable clients and projects include "Flea Market Fabulous," a New York Times-bestselling book I wrote with Good Morning America's Lara Spencer; Herman Miller; Real Simple; OWN; Southern Living; Naturally, Danny Seo; and Martini Media.

Q: What's the No. 1 thing you should do to be a successful freelancer?

A: "Be ready for anything. Being a freelancer is all about embracing the unpredictable. Your schedule can change at the last minute (be flexible); you won’t be paid on a regular basis (have a savings account—PLEASE); friends and family may not understand why you’re doing it (have a purpose and work on your self-esteem)."

Why You Should Join Levo’s 31 Days of Hustle Challenge

"The Ultimate Guide to Personal Branding"

I'm so proud to be able to write for change-your-life brands like Levo. Here's a link to my latest article. Let me know what you think!

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Real Simple Creative Studio

Copy Director

Real Simple is one of my all-time favorite brands, and I adored working there. In my role, I directed a full spectrum of innovative, results-driven communication solutions for print and digital marketing platforms, event and retail programs, and licensed products.

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My best advice to aspiring writers:

Write! Don't overthink it--just start creating. Put yourself out there. Then share it with other people so they can spread the word. Despite all my education and work with leading brands, it was my blog that opened the most doors for me. Find a platform that fits you, grow an audience, and be brave enough to write, write, write.

Check out my blog

U.S. News & World Report

Copy Director, Creative Services

Working at U.S. News & World Report gave me a chance to work on news and current issues content, and, honestly, give my portfolio a few more "serious" pieces. I loved the challenge of working for a mature, respected brand and helping them elevate their creative executions.

Time Inc. - Growth Markets Group

Copywriter

This is the place where I learned to write FAST. Why? Because I was the sole writer for a centralized creative department servicing All You, Teen People, People en Español, Sports Illustrated For Kids, and TIME For Kids magazines. I am still tired just thinking about it. But man, was it fun.

Time Inc. - Corporate Sales & Marketing

Copywriter, Creative Services

I learned all about branding as a member of a corporate team dedicated to creating communications about Time Inc., the legendary magazine company.

University of Texas at Austin

MA, Advertising, Creative Program

Studying copywriting in UT's prestigious creative program taught me so much about being a better writer. (I know. Who knew?) It gave me confidence, a thicker skin, practice in visual thinking, and killer problem-solving skills. Also cool? Austin's got the best barbecue around.

I couldn't have asked for a better graduate school experience. Hook 'em.

James Madison University

BA, magna cum laude, English/Creative Writing

JMU was the place where I discovered my writing voice, thanks to the encouragement of a first-year professor and the inspiration of a semester abroad in London. Bonus: JMU's got the most gorgeous campus you've ever seen.

Front + Center

I was selected to be featured as one of Levo's top doers, makers, and thinkers on Front + Center. Levo knows greatness when they see it. I'm kind of a big deal.