Welcome to Echo Leigh & Company! I am an award-winning reporter, columnist, photographer and page designer currently employed as the news editor at The (Covington, Tenn.) Leader, a community-based weekly serving the residents of Tipton County, Tenn. I began my career in journalism in Feb. 2007 and worked my way from freelancer to the first female news editor within four years.
I have covered education, local events, arts and entertainment, business, municipal government, hard news, court cases and local features for The Leader and I consistently write a regular personal column and editorials; copyedit; advise and manage the production team; design graphics, ads and special publications; manage the company’s social media and website; and more. I lead my team in producing a product that has won awards for its makeup and appearance on the state level.
My work has also been featured in Episcorific and the ARP Magazine.
I am a member of the Tennessee Press Association and recently won awards from the organization for my work in investigative reporting, two personal columns, page design and special publications.
In addition, I am a single mother of three beautiful honor students (ages 7, 9 and 11), have been blogging since 2001, and am an active member of my church; I am on the vestry and a member of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW), teach Sunday School and direct communications through the church’s website, newsletter and social media.
I am currently accepting referrals and inquiries for freelance work, including writing (articles, blog posts and sponsored posts), copyediting and design. If you’re interested in working with me, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.