julia donahue moses
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Welcome to Let Julia Write It, LLC.

You’re here because you know that in today’s noisy marketplace, your message needs to stand out. I’ll make sure it does.

With more than 16 years of experience, I have written for every product category, including many major nationwide brands. I approach every word I write as a reader to make sure that when your message reaches your audience, it resonates.

I also recognize that your copy doesn’t just need to be smart and strategic, it needs to be in your brand voice. And adapting to that is my specialty.

Still developing your style? I can help. Working on a strategy? Let’s bounce some ideas around so that I can help you find the concept that will best engage your audience. Already have a creative idea? Awesome. Let me jump on board and help take it to the next level—I live for this stuff.

Here’s a short list of some of the work that I do. Need something else? Just ask.

  • Native content development
  • Advertorials
  • Brand creative
  • Brand strategy: ideation and development
  • Content strategy: ideation and development
  • Blogs
  • Website writing and development
  • Social Media
  • Email blasts
  • Product copy
  • Corporate correspondence
  • Press releases
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About

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Julia Donahue Moses grew up in a loud, sprawling, funny, rowdy, energetic, loving, and—did we say loud?—family where wit was revered and humor was venerated. That, combined with an obsessive love of reading, informed her written voice.

A copy chameleon, Julia is able to adapt her style to fit the brands and clients she works for, whether it’s a health and fitness magazine or a gloriously gossipy tabloid paper.

Julia lives in Brooklyn with her husband John, a stand-up comic and hockey fanatic, and daughter Mary, who’s just learning the glory of a good belly laugh.

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Let Julia Write It, LLC
Founder & President
Work with clients across multiple categories to create custom content that effectively delivers their message. Specialties include native content development, advertorials, website writing, brand creative, social media and more.

Time Inc., January 2014-August 2015
Copy Director
Work with the ideation team to conceptualize and write proposed in-book corporate sections for potential print and digital advertisers across Time Inc. titles, including People, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Food & Wine, TIME, Essence, and more. Spearhead and write activated in-book corporate special sections. Contribute to proposal creation. Write all in-house promotional material; copyedit all materials. Write scripts and treatments for all video proposals and activations.

Fairchild Fashion Media, June 2011-January 2014
Copy Director
Wrote and managed advertising copy, in-house and for clients, for all Fairchild Fashion Media properties, including WWD, Style.com, Style.com/Print, Beauty Inc., Fairchild Summits and Fairchild Books. Wrote newsletters and content-driven emails to drive attendance at Summits, credited with a 60% increase in ticket sales. Wrote and managed internal Human Resources monthly newsletter. Wrote sell sheets, speeches, scripts, invitations, and letters, including correspondence for the editors-in-chief of various properties. Worked in both print and digital mediums.

Allure Magazine, October 2010-June 2011
Freelance Copy Director
Conceptualized, pitched, managed, and wrote all custom creative and brand advertising featured within Allure and on AllureVirtualStore.com. Served as creative client liaison. Wrote and published the promotional Beauty Du Jour blog. Led creation of sales materials and collateral. Conceptualized digital advertising ideas and creative executions for proposals. Wrote all scripts, invitations and promotional pieces. Copyedited all materials.

New York Media, November 2007-May 2009
Copy Director
Led creation of and wrote all brand advertising for New York magazine, nymag.com, and MenuPages.com. Wrote and produced all advertising sections and sales materials. Wrote website copy for special projects and promotions. Copyedited all materials. Supervised Special Projects Manager.

Lucky Magazine, February 2005-November 2007
Copy Director
Wrote, trafficked, and executed all special ad sections. Oversaw interaction between art and merchandising, clients, and sales to ensure that marketing objectives were met. Wrote promotional website copy. Scripted videos and speeches. Wrote proposals. Publisher’s Award, November 2006.

American Media, April 2004-February 2005
Promotion Copy Manager
Conceptualized and wrote all promotional copy and advertiorials for American Media’s Active Lifestyle & Entertainment Group, including Shape, Men’s Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, and more.

New York Magazine, May 2003-April 2004
Copywriter
Wrote all promotional pieces including sell sheets, brochures, invitations, scripts, presentations, in-book ads, event recap books, sales pieces, and programs. Copyedited all materials and final proofs.

Bookspan, August 2002-May 2003
Senior Copywriter
Wrote copy for the One Spirit book club, including all feature and backlist title copy.

Rolling Stone Magazine, December 2000-May 2001
Copywriter
Wrote promotional copy including sell sheets, brochures, invitations, scripts, issue summaries and more. Wrote all in-book advertising copy including in-book ads and advertorials.

Freelance Experience


Bon Appétit Magazine, June-October 2010, Copy Director (Maternity Fill In)
Lucky Magazine, January 2010-June 2010, Copy Director (Maternity Fill In)

Education


The Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Bachelor of Arts in English, May 1998.
Mercy College, New York. English Teacher Pre-Certification Curriculum, January 2010-June 2010.

References available upon request.
Testimonials

“Julia has the “top three:” She possesses the creativity and writing skills to be constantly innovative. She has a keen attention to detail and can manage a project from big idea to “get it out the door”. and, she is a genuine pleasure to work with every day; her coworkers love her, and her clients do as well. It’s hard to find all of that in one person.”—Victoria Colby, Executive Creative Director at Avon NA + mark

 

“I have known Julia for 11+ years. Julia is a person who shows a remarkable degree of dedication and commitment to her friends and family. Julia’s approach to work includes a  committed work ethic, thoughtful planning and analysis skills and that rare combination of creative and critical thinking.  On top of all of this her charisma and charm is unmatched.”—Kristine  Scichilone, Executive Director, Integrated Marketing at Shape

 

“Julia is a great partner. She always takes the time to confirm the needs of the project and not just assume what is expected of her. When working on a project, she always thinks ahead to the outcome and makes sure that the copy and the target she is writing for work together. She has a strategic and a creative mind, making sure that whatever she is writing makes sense and in the proper voice.—Kristin Schlossman, Special Events at Conde Nast

 

“Julia was a joy to work with. Her writing skills are outstanding. She has a wonderful ability to capture a brand’s personality…and cleverly articulate that to consumers. She thinks outside of the box and has always brought unique ideas to the table.”Jennifer Serlin, Marketing & Research Consultant

 

“Julia is such a hard working and dedicated Copy Director. She always had a great sense of humor in any situation we faced and always made us laugh! She’s such a smart and loving person to work with!” –Masako Moribayashi Aloia, Associate Design Director, Esteé Lauder

 

“Julia is an extremely organized and totally buttoned up with clients while effortlessly maintaining an amazingly creative mind and spirit—no small task! She is a very strong writer and project manager and is always coming up with fresh and innovative ideas.” –Rebecca Babcock, Premium Content Partnerships & Communities Senior Manager, eBay Inc.

 

“I had the pleasure of working closely with Julia at Time Inc. Julia is a brilliant writer and is extremely dedicated to her craft. Her creative point of view elevated the quality of our work on every project she touched. I would never turn down the opportunity to work with her again and can not recommend her enough!”—Dara Kordulak, Art Director at Crowdtap

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