Compelling storytelling is emotional, surprising, beautiful.

As a writer for more than 20 years, I am a master storyteller.

My stories dive deep beneath the surface to illuminate the true essence of place, the people behind the scenes, the

meaning behind a topic.

As a seasoned, award-winning writer and editor with 20 years in the field, I specialize in travel writing, with a focus on unique cultures and natural wonders. My stories have appeared in Alaska Airlines Magazine, American Way  (American Airlines), Sunset, AAA Journey, AAA Westways, AAA Via, AAA World and other print and online publications. The recipient of multiple Society of Professional Journalist awards, I am the author of two books, including a Michelin guide to the Pacific Northwest. On the editorial side, I was a long-time managing editor of Alaska Airlines Magazine, as well as the editor of  
Journey and Sea Kayaker magazines.  



In addition to my print and digital journalism work, I am an agency-trained copywriter with extensive experience in turning complex subjects into fascinating reads. I look forward to working with you to create compelling communications.

Magazine writing

Travel guides


Digital content writing


Blog writing





General Editing


Book Editing


Speaking Engagements


Newsletter or Magazine Creation

Get in Touch

Leslie Forsberg

Freelance Writer & Editor

206-948-3870   |