Hello! My name is Jillian Leedy.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Cincinnati in the spring of 2014 with a BA in English-Rhetoric and Professional Writing, a minor in Psychology, and focused studies in Journalism, Marketing & Advertising, and Communications & Public Relations.
Throughout college, I was a reporter for the University of Cincinnati newspaper, The News Record, and a writer for Commonplace, a national online journal for college students.
I also had the opportunity to do freelance advertising work for multiple clients. I created promotional materials, such as brochures, posters, blogs, websites, and press releases for the Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati, and NIOSH.
Furthermore, I was a freelance copywriter for Imbue by J Russo, a local bridal couture shop.
Currently, I am the Content Marketing Manager for Predictronics, a software company and engineering consultant firm in Cincinnati. Predictronics specializes in Predictive Analytics and Industrial AI, which help users collect, analyze, and monitor their data in order to detect and pinpoint technological failures and low performance. Our software and services create data-driven solutions that allow for planned down-time and maintenance, saving users from wasted efficiency, quality, time, money, and resources. We share our technologies and expertise with countless major clients worldwide and impact many STEM-based industries, including manufacturing, energy, transportation, construction, agriculture, medicine, electronics, and robotics.
It is my responsibility to translate complex technical concepts, processes, and software functions into content that drives interest, excitement, and understanding in the software and services that Predictronics offers. I develop various marketing, business, and technical materials, such as case studies, press releases, website content and development, brochures, software user manuals, photography, videos, blog posts, social media posts, in-house training materials and employee literature, customer surveys, client presentations, marketing emails, branding guidelines, white papers, and customer success stories. In addition, I help consult with potential and current clients and create, coordinate, and manage marketing events including, webinars, conferences, trade shows, and more.
I am also a freelance copywriting consultant for LPK: Global Brand Design Agency and a freelance writer and blogger for the online publications BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog, and Medium.
In June 2018, I was featured by comicbook.com, who wrote an article about my Tumblr blog.
Not only this, but I photograph events and local institutions and businesses as a freelancer. My photography has been featured by the Cincinnati Visitors Bureau, Local 12/WKRC, WCPO Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Parks, Graeter’s, Harvest Pizzeria, The National Exemplar, the Uptown Innovation Corridor, and the Northern Kentucky Visitors Bureau on their social media and websites and in their online marketing campaigns.
In July 2018, The Cincinnati Visitors Bureau picked my photo as their 'Summer In Cincy' Photography Contest Sweepstakes winner.
In my spare time, I run a travel blog and Instagram. Both have become a fun way for me to share my travel adventures and photography. I have always had a passion for seeing new sights, learning about history and other cultures, trying different foods, and gathering unique experiences. Exploring the world captivates me. Growing up, I was also instilled with a fervent love of national parks and a desire to preserve natural treasures. In my life, I hope to visit as many destinations as possible and hike through all of our national parks.
Another one of my great passions in life is charity work. I currently volunteer for the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, the Cincinnati Parks, my local PBS station (WCET), and the humanitarian aid organization, Mathew 25: Ministries.
Over the years, I have volunteered for many other causes, such as The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Freestore Foodbank, Ronald McDonald House Charities, CAIN Food Pantry, Atria Senior Living, and Llanfair Retirement Community.
Presently, I am also associated with multiple organizations, including the University of Cincinnati Alumni, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter, and the Friends of the Smokies – Great Smoky Mountains National Park Foundation Association. These affiliations allow me to network professionally and connect socially with others, further educate myself within my skill-set and areas of expertise, and give support to charities.
Other hobbies and interests of mine include creative writing, cooking and baking, card making, jewelry making, crocheting, painting, pottery, theatre, piano, songwriting, history, film, collecting jazz and classic rock vinyls, and design. I am also conversationally fluent in Spanish.
Throughout my life, I wish to pursue work in professional writing, journalism, magazine writing, advertising, copywriting, photography, publishing, marketing, radio, film, integrated media, and communications.
I aspire to one day be a novelist, screenwriter, and/or playwright.
On this website you will find my résumé, professional portfolio, published writing, freelance photography, featured writing, featured photography, freelance copywriting and advertising, creative writing, travel blog, personal photography, and personal blog.