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  Allison Ellis
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Freelance writer, copywriter and brand strategy consultant with 20+ years experience in consumer media. My work has appeared in Redbook, Working Mother, Fodor's, NBC, MediaPost, and The Seattle Times. I currently write features and essays on lifestyle topics such as dating/relationships, health, jobs, fashion, parenting, travel and shopping. Please see www.allisonellis.com for more info.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 12 Years
Copywriter 15 Years
Writer 22 Years
Specialty
Fashion 10 Years
Travel 5 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
22 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
ParentMap (11+), Red Tricycle (11+), The Seattle Times (11+), Working Mother (3-5), Redbook (1-2), MediaPost (1-2), NBC (1-2), Fodor's Travel Guides (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Bergen Mama (11+), Nordstrom (11+), Scholastic (11+), Starbucks (11+), GEICO Now (6-10)
Other Work History
Starbucks
Copywriter

Nordstrom, Inc.,
Managing Editor

Fox Family Worldwide
Vice President, Content

Free Range Media/Thomson Newspapers
Editorial Director

Medio Multimedia
Producer

Eastsideweek/Seattle Weekly
Calendar Editor
Equipment
Laptop, digital camera
References
http://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonellis
Associations
Northwest Writers Association
Society of Professional Journalists
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Seattle-Tacoma, WA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Essays  
(Redbook, 5/1/2011)
Personal essay for Redbook's "Stuff My Kids Taught Me" section.
(This I Believe, 8/30/2010)
Yes, I'm disorganized and I like it.
Parenting  
(ParentMap, 8/18/2013)
What happens when we find ourselves with our mom panties down?
(ParentMap, 7/23/2013)
Jayden, Ayden, Kayden, Brayden, Grayson or Zaiden?
(Working Mother, 10/19/2011)
Essay for Working Mother's Blog Carnival on paid parental leave.
(Working Mother, 10/1/2011)
2,000 word feature story on flexible child care solutions, including extensive research and reporting.
Food & Dining  
(GEICO Now, 9/2/2013)
Want your kids to love cooking? These four experts have the recipes for success.
(Red Tricycle, 5/24/2012)
In-depth roundup of the best burger joints in Seattle.
Travel  
(Seattle Times, 2/14/2014)
Valentine's feature for NWAutos
(Fodor's Travel Guides, 6/1/2013)
Updated "Neighborhoods" and "Puget Sound Islands" chapters, including heavy fact checking, local travel, and writing clever, informative copy.
(GEICO Now, 3/1/2013)
Colorful two-page spread on the best lakes, rivers and natural swimming holes in the U.S.
(GEICO Now, 11/1/2012)
Colorful and lively-written two-page feature spread on children's museums around the U.S.
(Red Tricycle, 6/18/2012)
Best family getaways within a few hours drive of Seattle.
Careers  
(The Seattle Times (NWJobs), 2/22/2013)
Time to sound off on the headphone debate.
(The Seattle Times (NWJobs), 10/26/2012)
Jobs feature on independent contracting.
(Seattle Times (NWJobs), 8/3/2012)
600-word career advice article, including research and reporting.
(Seattle Times (NWJobs), 7/6/2012)
Job search and interview tips for introverts.
Opinion  
(ParentMap, 1/31/2013)
Review of the highly controversial "The Heavy" by Dara-Lynn Weiss.
(Parent Map, 10/11/2012)
If 'End of Men' author Hanna Rosin is correct, my son is surely going to need to "woman up." Op/ed parenting commentary & book review.
(TODAY Moms, NBC, 6/27/2012)
Op-ed piece on Nora Ephron's parenting legacy.
Humor  
(Parent Map, 12/3/2012)
Why watching the hit show 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' reminds me of my own childhood...
(Red Tricycle, 8/5/2012)
Humor essay detailing our mock "staycation."
(Red Tricycle, 2/9/2012)
Oh la la, who's the superior parent now? Humor essay/satirical parenting memoir excerpt.
Shopping  
(Bellevue Visitor's Guide, 6/1/2013)
Luxury stores, local boutiques and eclectic consignment shops offer one-of-a-kind finds.
(Bergen Mama, 2/6/2013)
Dedicated email copy for European children's retailer Fyglia.com
(Orange Magazine, 10/1/2012)
2,000-word feature article on social media fashion trends, highlighting the biggies: Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, The Sartorialist, @OscarPRGirl, and many others. Lots of detailed reporting and research went into this one.
(Red Tricycle, 5/9/2012)
Mother's Day gift ideas with a local spin.
(Bergen Mama, 4/26/2012)
Review of for RealReal.com luxury consignment.
(MediaPost, 9/9/2011)
Op-ed commentary on Teen Vogue's Fashion Week promotion.
Health & Fitness  
(Bergen Mama, 4/23/2014)
Late nights, sex, beauty and sleep.
Home & Garden  
(Seattle Times, 3/31/2014)
Celebrate the great outdoors with beautiful, functional accessories
Contact Info
  Allison Ellis
Seattle, WA 98105
USA

Tel: 206-240-7159  
E-Mail: allison.e.ellis@gmail.com
Website: http://www.allisonellis.com