Allison Ellis

Seattle, WA 98105 USA

Professional Experience

Well-published freelance writer and magazine journalist with 20+ years experience in lifestyle and consumer media. My work has appeared in Redbook, Marie Claire, Working Mother, Fodor's Travel Guides, NBC, MediaPost, ParentMap, Seattle Weekly, and The Seattle Times. Please see for more info.


Content Editor (online)
15 Years
15 Years
23 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
20 Years
10 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
12 Years
Online/new media
15 Years
Marketing (in-house) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

23 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Redbook (1-2), ParentMap (10+), Marie Claire (1-2), The Seattle Times (10+), SELF (1-2), Working Mother (3-5), Fodor's Travel Guides (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Starbucks (10+), Nordstrom (10+), (10+), GEICO (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


Laptop, digital camera



Northwest Writers Association Society of Professional Journalists


Kids & Family

Fido's finances can really add up. Which pets are priciest? Colorful 4-page spread, plus cost chart infographic.
Two-page feature spread on children's museums around the U.S.
Want your kids to love cooking? These four experts have the recipes for success.
2,000 word feature story on flexible child care solutions, including extensive research and reporting.
Essay for Working Mother's Blog Carnival on paid parental leave.

Book Reviews

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.
Review of the highly controversial "The Heavy" by Dara-Lynn Weiss.


3,000-wd reported article on sexual assault on our nation's college campuses.
Op-ed piece on Nora Ephron's parenting legacy.


Updated "Neighborhoods" and "Puget Sound Islands" chapters, including heavy fact checking, local travel, and writing clever, informative copy.
Valentine's feature for NWAutos
Colorful two-page spread on the best lakes, rivers and natural swimming holes in the U.S.
The 411 on tackling icy road conditions

Job Advice

Time to sound off on the headphone debate.
600-word career advice article, including research and reporting.
Job search and interview tips for introverts.
Jobs feature on independent contracting.

Personal Essays

Yes, I'm disorganized and I like it.
Essay on widowhood and parenting for Redbook's "Stuff My Kids Taught Me" section.


Op-ed commentary on Teen Vogue's Fashion Week promotion.
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.
Luxury stores, local boutiques and eclectic consignment shops offer one-of-a-kind finds.

Home & Garden

Stylish accents and little luxuries that will brighten your home during even the gloomiest of fall days.
Celebrate the great outdoors with beautiful, functional accessories