Leslie Vandever

Writer and Editor

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  • Degree in Journalism


  • Managing editor of a weekly paper for eight years
  • Writer and editor of The Mountain Democrat
  • Writer and editor of U.S. Army Public Affairs, Norddeutschland


Leslie Vandever has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years and worked as a graphic artist and illustrator for about 15 years before that. She has been a news and features reporter and editor for both daily and weekly newspapers.

She was the managing editor of a weekly paper for eight years. She was responsible for the supervision of three reporters/photographers; all news, feature, and public announcement content; editing and copyediting; and layout and final production.

As a freelance writer, she has written health-related posts for Healthline.com, stories for El Dorado County Style, a local magazine, and produced biographical stories for a local entrepreneurial organization. She also writes a personal blog called RheumaBlog under the pen name "Wren." The blog covers issues and observations about living well with rheumatoid arthritis.

Leslie Vandever is a talented photographer and photo editor. Specialties: -Bright, interesting, sharp, and accurate news and feature writing; -Excellent research, editing, and copy-editing skills; -Excellent news and feature photography and photo editing.