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  Melanie Young
Professional/Personal Overview
  A versatile writer who can spin a story from anything, I am passionate about women's health issues, food and nutrition, healthy lifestyle, home and travel. I have written about food, wine and travel for many years both as a freelancer and as a former owner of my own PR company.
Please check out my work on either http://www.melanieyoung.com or http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-young/

I am a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Patient Navigator and author of two books, Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide To Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer (2014 International Book Award and 2014 USA Best Book Awards Winner- Cancer Health) and Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms (2015 International Book Award Finalist- Self-Help/Motivation)

I also host two national iHeart Radio shows: "Fearless Fabulous You! "(for women) and "The Connected Table LIVE!" (food, wine and spirits).
Work Info
Book Author 3 Years
Copywriter 20 Years
Writer 20 Years
Health 4 Years
wine, travel 10 Years
Food 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
HuffingtonPost.com (6-10), BiteoftheBest.com (3-5), Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine (1-2), Cedar Fort Publishing (1-2), Eater.com (1-2), EverydayHealth.com (1-2), MindBodyGreen.com (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits (11+), The Connected Table (11+)
Other Work History
IHeart Radio, Chattanooga News Free Press
Computer Skills
WORD, PPT, Excel
Podcasts and Vblogs
on request
2014 International Book Award- Cancer Health
2014 USA Best Book Award- Cancer Health
2015 International Book Award Finalist- Self help/Motivation
I am free to travel on assignment and have a valid passport
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Cedar Fort Press, 11/14/2014)
Stay Fearless and Fabulous at every age and stage of your life with Melanie's Five Pathways To Transform Your Life: Recharge, Release, Reconnect, Reframe, Reclaim. 2015 International Book Award Finalist for Self Help/Motivation
(Huffington Post Healthy Living, 8/4/2015)
The abundance of yellow squash in the farmers market made me nostalgic for my mother's squash pudding
(Eater.com, 5/4/2015)
Melanie Young served as the director of the James Beard Foundation Awards from 1990 to 2006. She shares for the first time her backstage view working to launch and build the culinary industry's most prestigious honors.
(Bite of the Best, 9/18/2012)
Melanie travels to Spain to taste wine and discovers the best gin & tonic as well
(Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, 2/2/2015)
In this feature article I discuss my own breast cancer diagnosis and how lifestyle choices can reduce your risk.
(Cedar Fort Publishing, 9/13/2013)
Winner of the 2014 International Book Award and USA Best Book Award for Cancer Topics, Getting Things Off My Chest helps newly diagnosed women navigate their breast cancer journey with survivor tips, expert insight, helpful questions to ask and handy checklists to guide you.