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  Victoria Clayton
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I have an extensive background writing about social trends, health, insurance, beauty, fitness, pregnancy, parenting and more. I love research and I have no aversion to academic journals! I'm open to all varieties of writing --journalistic, corporate content, marketing material, etc.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 10 Years
Reporter 20 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Family, Children & Teenagers 10 Years
Health 20 Years
Lifestyle 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
VIV magazine (11+), Lifescript.com (11+), Fit Pregnancy (6-10), Orange County Register (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Murad Skin Research Labs (11+), Physician's Formula Cosmetics (11+), Rene Furterer Hair Care (11+)
Other Work History
columnist for MSNBC.com, have contributed to LA Times and many magazines and websites. Have written newsletters, press releases and marketing material in the past.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress
Equipment
laptop, audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
some Spanish (minored in it in college and lived in Spain for a couple of months)
References
References available upon request.
Awards
First Place, Kieth L.Ware competition-- for writing about state-side activated troops during Desert Storm.
Associations
American Society of Journalists and Authors, Writers Guild, Association of Health Care Journalists
Other
I'm currently a part-time strategic communication graduate student through Missouri School of Journalism. I'm working toward a thesis on how academics can better communicate their research. I've also taken extensive fiction writing classes through NY State Writer's Institute and UCLA. Much of my writing has been for consumer publications, but I've worked in beauty/health public relations and I've been an Army Reserve public affairs specialist. Yoga and healthy cooking enthusiast.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(The Orange County Register, 6/1/2013)
Profile of a wildly popular charity event that takes place each year in Cabo San Lucas
(The Orange County Register, 4/1/2013)
The OC Reg version of NYT Vows section
(Lifescript.com, 12/18/2011)
part of a series on prescription drugs written for a women's health website
(Lifescript.com, 11/11/2011)
Latest breakthroughs in diabetes research and treatment
(Fit Pregnancy magazine, 11/1/2011)
Story with tips on selecting a health care provider for pregnancy/child birth.
(VIV magazine, 1/1/2010)
A story for the Beauty RX column on the latest cellulite busters
(Los Angeles Times, 2/19/2007)
Health section story about dental spas
(Los Angeles Times magazine, 8/10/2003)
Cover feature on the proliferation -- and meaning behind-- storage space
Contact Info
  Victoria Clayton
Westlake Village, CA 91361
USA

Tel: 805-807-1304  
E-Mail: victoriaclayton@me.com
Website: http://www.victoriaclaytonwrites.com