Stephen Leon

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer, Managing Editor

Writer and editor. Educated, experienced, creative, versatile.

Stephen Leon writes about arts and music, law, finance, health, politics, food, and grammar. He also is an editor of academic books, memoirs, and magazine articles, as well as a teacher and college essay coach.

Stephen earned a graduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University, has written for numerous publications, and edited an award-winning alternative newsweekly for 20 years. He enjoys travel, music, film, and literature, as well as coaching a travel soccer team and cooking for his four sons, who live with him in Albany, New York.
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Ebook, Website Copy, Interview, Case Study, Guide, Script, Landing Page
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Northwestern University, MS, journalism
Princeton University, BA, economics
Albany, NY, USA|English

Published Content

Blog Post
Bicycle-Friendly Cities Are Good For Everyone

This is the second of a two-part post I wrote for my client, a law firm with a specialty in bike/ped law, on bicycle-friendly cities and why they're good for everyone.

January, 19 2018
Blog Post
Apple Fights Back Over Law Enforcement Push To Unlock iPhones

Keeping your iPhone private: Apple vs. law enforcement

June, 26 2018
Blog Post
Feeling It

This is a profile of artist David Drake and the processes behind his paintings.

March, 14 2018
Blog Post
After the Tragedy, Assessing the Liability

After a horrible limousine crash took 18 lives in our region, I was asked by the client to blog about the tragedy and related legal issues.

October, 15 2018
Blog Post
Stephen Leon

My thoughts on the serial ("Oxford") comma, parallelism, and other things only a grammar geek would read.

April, 6 2017
Blog Post
Stephen Leon

I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Paul Glovinsky, a pioneer in sleep research. Sleep--and its connection to almost everything else we do--is a fascinating subject.

January, 16 2018
Blog Post
Update: The Hidden Dangers of Heat Waves

As the Northeast was hit with multiple heat waves in 2018, I wrote an informative piece on the dangers of excessive heat and how to cope with them. On this piece I received technical assistance from chronic-illness expert Patricia Fennell.

July, 31 2018
Blog Post
Everyone Gets a ‘Trophe

I wrote this to humorously (I hope) share my frustration with the epidemic misuse of apostrophes.

May, 25 2017
Languages Spoken Here: English, Sign, Chess, and Compassion

Members of a local nonprofit travel to Uganda to build schools and health clinics.

April, 12 2018
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