Linda Melone

Coto de Caza, CA USA

Professional Experience

I'm an established, award-winning writer/freelance editor specializing in fitness, insurance, health, nutrition and corporate writing/ghost writing. I've covered stories ranging from magnetic imagery for depression to the 10 Best Ab Exercises. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with three fitness certifications, I ask targeted questions of experts and can translate complex topics into reader-friendly copy.


7 Years


Business (general)
7 Years
7 Years
7 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
7 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
7 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

7 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

WebMD (3-5), AARP The Magazine (3-5), Energy Times (10+), AOL Health (3-5), Better Homes & Gardens (3-5), (10+), Glamour (1-2), (10+), Oxygen (10+), Women's Running (10+), (10+), (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Masimo Corporation (10+), St. Helena Hospital (10+), Surgery One (6-10), Institute of Food Technologists (1-2)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Windows 7


Laptop, digital camera, Flip video, audio recorder


Upon request


Best Business Story, second place, Orange County Press Club


American Society of Journalists and Authors


Writing sample

Upper body workout to ready you for summer
Dangers of laptops: separating truth from urban legends
Slide show of seemingly harmless everyday habits that may negatively impact your health.
Flowing moves that improve posture and tone muscles
The nutritional benefits of winter squash, including preparation tips from chefs.
How to exercise outdoors when you have and precautions to stay healthy.
The longer your commute, the higher your insurance premiums. Here's what you need to know and ways to keep premiums to a minimum.
How aging affects your driving abilities-- plus expert tips on slowing the process.
Outdoor activities that don't turn out quite as expected can leave you red-faced in more ways than one.
Slideshow of the health benefits of water