About this Artist
Flo Jenkins is an award-winning writer/editorial consultant – a consummate communicator – with an extensive and successful background spanning a variety of industries, from entertainment (television, recording, stage, publishing) to advertising and promotions, education, health, and non-profits. Whether as an editor, writer, ghostwriter, publicist, or teacher, she gets her point across with clarity, accuracy, honesty, and with wit that generates high interest, excitement, and respect. Ms. Jenkins established Words That Flo! ... Editorial Consultancy Services (along with subsidiaries, i.e., GoodJenks Publishing Group) 16 years ago to meet the special writing and editorial needs of company executives, aspiring and established authors, and individuals requiring personalized assistance. She has provided writing/editorial expertise to high-level advertising campaigns for such companies as Toyota Motors, Saatchi & Saatchi, Bozell Worldwide, and Holiday Inn Hotels. Her extensive writing and editorial skills include preparing books, brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, and proposals for sundry organizations and individuals, as well as writing patient medical histories for psychologists. Additionally, she’s a video ad scriptwriter.
A skilled speaker and college writing instructor who also taught a special writing program in Compton, CA, for the elementary school level, Ms. Jenkins teaches writing through her How to Get Published classes and her Telling Our Stories Ourselves Worldwide (TOSOW)© workshop series for senior citizens, teenagers, and pre-teens. Formerly Consultant & Editor-in-Chief for Dance Mogul magazine, her skills and reputable background helped empower its current national respect and presence. Many authors have benefited from Ms. Jenkins’ skills. Some, unseasoned before adding her touch to their works, have become very successful, appearing on national TV shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, The View, as well as numerous local television programs. Among the varied book subjects for which she has served as editor/writer are the “rags-to-riches” memoir of an Emmy Award-winner; the adventurous life story of a Walt Disney deep sea diving team; the issues facing Christian women by an Australian pastor’s wife; a children’s adventure story for adults written by a wealthy stock broker; and racism in the Christian church authored by a well-known mega-church pastor. Flo Jenkins’ professional writing/editorial career soared into worldwide prominence as the youthful Executive Editor of the nation’s teen entertainment publication, Right On! magazine. Via many cover stories, the magazine heightened the careers of Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5, many Black stars, and the legendary Soul Train show. Right On! was the forerunner of many successful youth and millennial-oriented entertainment publications today.
Ms. Jenkins continued to make history as another “first”: Executive Editor of the nation’s first Black-owned music trade magazine, The Record, a publication presenting another point of view, which rivaled the major iconic music trade magazines such as Billboard, Record World, and Rolling Stone. Her excellent credentials led to being asked to join Arista Records as West Coast R&B and Jazz Publicity Manager, supporting the careers of such renowned artists as Phyllis Hyman, Angela Bofill, Eddie Kendricks (former lead singer of The Temptations), Gil-Scott Heron, Michael Henderson, and many others. Arista Records also launched the successful career of Whitney Houston. Ms. Jenkins later used her communications skills as Publicity Manager/Spokesperson for Los Angeles’ #1-rated independent television station, KTLA-TV. There, she commanded a department with a multi-million-dollar budget, preparing promotional materials and serving as press representative for company executives and the station overall.
She was recruited for the position of Executive Editor/Spokesperson for Crenshaw Christian Center, a highly respected church headed by the renowned Dr. Frederick K.C. Price III. She managed a staff of five, which produced all written collateral for the ministry: a monthly newsletter, brochures, books, etc.
Awarded “Editor of the Year,” she was honored by Dr. Price, who commented regularly on his steady confidence in her unique ability to capture his style and write perfectly for him.
Ms. Jenkins, a published playwright/poet, is a documentarian/historian whose work often reflects the creative influence that the 1970s to 2000s have had on today’s culture and America’s bottom line. She is Writer/Editor for a billion-dollar firm. Her first book, Telling Our Stories Ourselves, was published in 2012. She resides in Southern California and is mother to three young adult professionals: Efrem, Epifani, and Ezrah.