Alona Martinez

Plantation, FL USA

Professional Experience

I am a food, lifestyle, and luxury travel writer & editor with over twenty years of writing experience. I have superb oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with positive results. I am regularly commissioned for articles and content creation in various industries, including: luxury, dining/food, lifestyle, travel, non-profit, and the arts and work for multiple media outlets such as: Miami New Times, International Opulence Magazine, Indulge Magazine, Upscale Living Magazine, and Lifestyle Magazine Group. I am timely with deadlines and always eager to take on more assignments. Previous work has appeared on Alimentum Journal, Brain, Child Magazine,, Every Day With Rachael Ray Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Miami Herald, and The Sun Sentinel. I am the author of My Culinary Compulsion, Serving Up Sizzle, global food memoir with recipes. For more information, visit my website,


20 Years
5 Years
Book Author
5 Years


8 Years
8 Years
8 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
10 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years
Advertising agency
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Eater Miami (10+), Miami New Times (10+), Indulge Magazine, Miami Herald (3-5), Upscale Living Magazine (10+), Opulence Magazine (10+), Reader's Digest (1-2), Larel Media (10+), Aventura Magazine (3-5), Lifestyle Group (1-2), Atlas Obscura (1-2)

Foreign Language Skills

Bilingual English/Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel

Work Permits & Visas

USA citizen


WSET Sommelier Certification, Symposium for Professional Food Writer James Peterson Food Writing Award


WSET, IACP, Avant Guild, SCBWI