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Freelance Writer

Blurring the lines between work & play. Ad copy, editorial, social.


Magazine Scene

Columnist/Contributor to top SoCal magazines


I’m a Jane of all trades and master at many. As a career advertising writer, I’ve written for the top ad agencies in Orange County—for brands from Hyundai, Oakley, PacSun, Wet Seal and Irvine Company Resort Properties to Land Rover, Jaguar and Mazda to Mattel, Sony and more. I’ve also been a columnist for many Orange County magazines, which have included Pelican Hill Magazine, Laguna Beach Magazine and Bask, as well as CBSLA, OC Family Magazine and many others. It’s a little of this, a little of that, and a lot of love for what I do with gratitude for those I work with. [read more]

Portfolio of Work

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Debbie Lavdas writer OC

The Downlow

– About Debbie Lavdas –


When I’m not writing, I might be in a Pilates class or dining out in search of more protein and less carbs. I could also be alfresco shopping for all things midcentury modern, or tending to my too-full animal house of three dogs and two cats. It’s a full life, in which balance is key, and work is pleasure. Thanks for stopping by. Please get in touch if you’re in need of a writer. I love meeting new clients, who are nice people and make cool things.

Blank paper is always the beginning.

A clever turn of phrase makes my heart beat.

I am always writing a story in my head.

Career writer living the freelance dream.

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