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  Marlene Montanez
Professional/Personal Overview
  Former magazine editor turned freelance writer, blogger and social media geek. My specialties lie in beauty, fashion, bridal and luxury lifestyle pieces with a particular knack for writing profile pieces. I've landed bylines in publications like Everyday with Rachael Ray and in-person interviews with industry pros like Christian Louboutin and Laura Mercier. I specialize in writing for the web and also offer copy writing services and social media consulting.
Work Info
Editor 8 Years
Writer 8 Years
Social Media 8 Years
Fashion 8 Years
Lifestyle 8 Years
Beauty 8 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
8 Years
Computer Skills
MAC/PC, Microsoft Office/Pages, light html/photoshop, CMS, WordPress, CisionPoint, SmartSheet,
Technical Skills
Adobe Photoshop
laptop, Canon DSLR digital camera, digital voice recorder, Adobe Photoshop CS5
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent Spanish
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Phoenix, AZ. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Tiffany & Co. unveils fine jewelry collection for Baz Luhrmann's new film
(Arizona Foothills Magazine)
An interview with famed shoe designer, Christian Louboutin.
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Hair 911: Bad Hair Day Emergency Kit Tools, tips and tricks to tame those tresses for any kind of hair day.
(Arizona Foothills Magazine)
An interview with beauty giant, Laura Mercier.
(Arizona Weddings Magazine, 6/1/2013)
(BrideRush, 6/19/2012)
How to incorporate your favorite furry friend into your wedding day.
(Arizona Bride Magazine, 6/1/2011)
The Luxe Life-Four Reasons a Resort Wedding Makes for an Utterly Opulent Union. A look at gorgeous Arizona resort wedding venues and why brides should consider having their wedding at a luxury resort.
(Arizona Foothills Magazine)
There's no such thing as over the top in glittering Las Vegas.
(Arizona Foothills Magazine)
Forget traditional. Set sail aboard an MSC Yacht Club Cruise for a luxurious seaside excursion.