Aly Walansky
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Aly Walansky is the beauty and fashion editor for MyGloss.com, a style columnist for SheKnows.com as well as a contributor to publications ranging from Huffington Post to About.com. While she is well-known for her beauty and style writing -- New Beauty Magazine rated her one of the top four beauty bloggers on the web in their Winter 2010 issue and Star Magazine rated her the hottest blogger on the Internet this summer -- she's rather diversified in the blogosphere -- she's been hired to live-blog from locations ranging from the Miss America pageant to the Emmy Awards.
Contact Info
  Aly Walansky
113 Berekely Place Apt 4F
Brooklyn, NY 11217
USA

Tel: 917-359-4070  
E-Mail: alywalansky@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mediabistro.com/alywalansky
Work Samples
 
(The Huffington Post, 9/9/2010)
My journey toward self-discovery -- and a more fulfilling career.
(FOX Good Day Philadephia, 9/1/2010)
My work as an online beauty/lifestyles expert has led to television and event appearances and speaking roles. A recent example is a segment I did for Good Day Philadelphia, on the FOX network, about relaxing and recharging on the road.
(3/1/2010)
(3/1/2010)
(iVillage.com, 7/18/2008)
While Elle Woods may have attempted to teach us that "the rules of beauty are simple and finite," the reality is that scores of strange and untrue beauty myths abound. We consulted top experts to get to the bottom of these faux truths of aesthetics—and uncovered the facts beneath the fiction.
(iVillage.com, 6/26/2008)
Sex and the City mania has had an effect on everything from our cocktails to our cosmetics. This summer, you'll see that trend explode as beauty takes a cue from the fab four, simultaneously fabulous, flirty and ferocious. Look for cosmetic trends that are a little edgy and just a bit wild—while mai
(http://www.chemistry.com, 10/8/2007)
I participate as a guest blogger on a panel of celebrity writers, sexologists, and cultural anthropologists for Chemistry.com's Great Mate Debate. Each week, we debate hot topics related to sex, dating, and relationships.
(Sheknows.com, 6/15/2007)
Remember the episode of Oprah where Kirstie Alley shared her weight loss success with the world by sashaying onstage in a bikini? All women who have (and continue to) struggle with our weight know that perhaps the ultimate scary stage fright is the bathing suit.
(SheKnows.com, 6/1/2007)
If you are inspired to show a little leg, there's still a lot in store -- literally and figuratively -- for you this season. In fact, shorts and members of their extended apparel family are at the forefront of fashion!
(SheKnows.com, 5/5/2007)
You remember the passion of early on in your relationship ... spending all day long, simmering with longing... looking forward to nightfall when you could see your mate and rip his clothes off. Those were the days. Nowadays, if you want to get hot, you lean against the stove.
(julib.com, 3/15/2007)
A monthly NYC-centric guide to the best of beauty treatments and products.
(sheknows.com, 3/15/2007)
In a season of peeps, bunnies and Easter candy, Passover observers often feel a little left behind. Traditionally, many believe that to be truly observant, all you have going for you is matzos, macaroons and a whole lot of eggs. With exciting new products on the market, this is no longer true!
(sheknows.com, 3/12/2007)
We love when our look is sweltering, but unfortunately, often the frigid temps beg a little bit more functional warmth. Hats are hot, and they allow us to say warm while still looking cool. Check out some of the latest trendy styles, and figure out the best look for you.
(sheknows.com, 3/9/2007)
Style, sex, shopping & a single's social life. This is my blog on the sheknows.com network.
(Beauty News NYC, 1/10/2007)
Product reviews of beauty, hair, and skin products for Beauty News NYC and its sister site, Beauty News LA.
(HOOTERS Magazine, 9/1/2006)
I write the "Tune In" column for HOOTERS Magazine. This column features the latest album releases in music, across all genres.
(HOOTERS Magazine, 9/1/2006)
It's easy to grab a bag of popcorn or a donut. It's harder to find tasty snacks that are also good for you ... here's some newfound gems.
(Beauty News LA, 8/1/2006)
When I was a little girl, I would dread the summer. I had curly hair, and during the cooler, dryer months, my mom would blow it out straight for me. However, as the heat and humidity came, she threw up her hands and apologetically handed over the headband.
(Media Insider: PR Newswire, 7/13/2006)
In the July 2006 issue of PR Newswire's Media Insider, I was chosen to be the featured ProfNet Expert Profile.
(Toxicuniverse.com, 5/7/2006)
The ever-expanding girth of America is no laughing matter. Finally, it's becoming hip to be healthy, and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen offers resources that make the transition easy and delicious.
(yelp.com, 3/5/2006)
Yelp.com is a fast-growing site with the focus of using real people to share tips and reviews on everything from restaurants and bars to coffee shops and bakeries. I am a charter member of New York's Yelp Elite Squad. I also assist YELP with NYC-area promotions and event marketing.
(Toxicuniverse.com/Culturedose.net, 2/7/2006)
I created a column entitled "Diary of a Rock Goddess" for culturedose.net. This column profiles indie bands--including live performances, CDs, and interviews. I also write various other entertainment-related reviews for this site. Culturedose.net recently changed their name to toxicuniverse.com.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 10 Years
Production Editor, Content Editor, Proofreader, Blogger, Columnist 10 Years
Writer 11 Years
Specialty
Lifestyle 10 Years
Style, Fashion, Health, Diet, Food, Sex, Relationships, Music, Entertainment 7 Years
Beauty 8 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
11 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Yelp.com (11+), The Network Journal (11+), The New York Resident (11+), Teachers College Record (Columbia University) (11+), Toxicuniverse.com/culturedose.net (11+), GLOSS (11+), Hamptons Resident (11+), HOOTERS Magazine (11+), INKED Magazine (11+), iVillage (11+), Dance Teacher Magazine (11+), sheknows.com (11+), SOHO Publishing (Vogue Knitting) (11+), Random House (6-10), Rare Interactive (rarei.com) (6-10), RareDaily (6-10), Pointe Magazine (6-10), Price Stern Sloan (Penguin Young Readers Group) (6-10), Enslow Publishing (6-10), CheerBiz News (6-10), Dance Magazine (6-10), Dance Spirit Magazine (6-10), American Cheerleader Magazine (6-10), Beauty News LA (6-10), Beauty News NYC (6-10), Latino University Magazine (6-10), Grosset & Dunlap (Penguin Young Readers Group) (6-10), Selfinthecity.com (6-10), Juli B (6-10), WWE Magazine (3-5), The Knot (3-5), High Times Magazine (3-5), Animal Fair Magazine (3-5), BizBash (3-5), Page Six Magazine (3-5), Hungry/Thirsty New York City (3-5), Huffington Post (3-5), HealthPolitics.com (3-5), OK! Magazine (3-5), FHM (3-5), American Lawyer (1-2), AM News (1-2), MyReportLinks.com Books (1-2), Mystic Valley Media (1-2), New York Family Magazine (1-2), North Light Books (1-2), Knopf (1-2), Rodale (1-2), Prom Spot (1-2), Manhattan Media, LL.C. (1-2), LifeTips.com (1-2), lifeinmycity.com (1-2), Black Enterprise Magazine (1-2), Details Magazine (1-2), F+W Publications, Inc. (1-2), Little Brown Book (1-2), HX Magazine (1-2), YRB Magazine (1-2), indie-music.com (1-2), Cory Publishing (1-2), Corporate Counsel (1-2), CO-ED Magazine (1-2), Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul (1-2), The Nest (1-2), The Blackboard Awards 2006 (1-2), Yale University Press (1-2), Worth Publishers (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Soul Vibrations, Inc. (11+), Sylvia Harris Information Design Strategist (11+), The Princeton Review (11+), Weizmann Institute of Science (11+), Pfizer (3-5), Third Rail Marketing (3-5), Match.com (1-2), Project Gutenberg (1-2), Luvspy.com (1-2), The GreenLeaf Project (1-2), HNW (1-2), Estee Lauder (1-2), Gigantic (1-2), Chemistry.com (1-2), BBMG (1-2)
Other Work History
Fashion/Beauty editor for GLOSS, Women's Empowerment/Style Columnist for Huffington Post; Shopping Expert/Steals & Deals columnist for iVillage; editor/writer for eBeautyDaily.com, ShopaholicsDaily.com, and StyleHerHair.com; SheKnows.com Beauty & Style and Love & Sex Editor as well as Columnist and Blogger; Managing Editor of HOOTERS Magazine; Copy Chief of INKED Magazine; Contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul; In-house Production Editor @ Vantage Press for three years; In-house Copy Editor @ Rosen Publishing (a non-fiction children's publisher) for one year; In-house Production Editor @ The Princeton Review; Editor-in-Chief of The Brooklyn College Excelsior.

Internet Promotions, Grassroots Marketing, Street Team Coordination for several popular independent rock bands including SPIRALING (http://www.spiraling.net) and NO MORE DOLLS (http://www.nomoredolls.com); Marketing and Promotions Director for You, Me, and Tea (http://www.youmeandtea.com)
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), HTML, Windows XP, OS 10, Internet, Adobe InDesign, Quark XPress, QPS Copydesk, InCopy
Technical Skills
Chicago Manual of Style, AP style, New York Times style, AMA style, all editing and proofreading symbols, both PC and MAC OS, InDesign
Equipment
laptop, digital camera, high-speed internet access
Unions
Editorial Freelancers Association
References
Aziz Gueye Adetimirin
Publisher
The Network Journal

Lolita Carrico
Founder/CEO
GLOSS Network

Wendy Diamond
Founder/Editorial Director
Animal Fair Magazine/Animal Fair Media

Nancy J. Price
Executive Editor
SheKnows.com

Hanna Rubin
Managing Editor
Dance Magazine

Sheri Wallace
Executive Editor
HOOTERS Magazine
Awards
Rated by New Beauty Magazine as one of the top four beauty bloggers on the Web; Featured as one of Cision's current "hot" media professionals:
http://navigator.cision.com/CURRENT/Aly_Walansky_Beauty_Style_Love_Sex_Editor_SheKnows.asp - within the article, I am called a master of time-management.
Associations
Editorial Freelancers Association, Mediabistro's Freelance Marketplace, AvantGuild Society
Other
BA in Journalism from CUNY Brooklyn College; minor concentrations in Classical Literature and Creative Writing
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.