Allegra Muzzillo Brooklyn, NY 11249 USA

Professional Experience

Having worked for many high-profile national magazines, I'm well-published, and adept at editing and writing home- and garden-design pieces of varying lengths, including features. Recent freelance work has involved writing, editing, and blogging, and producing my own pieces from beginning to end -- from procuring and editing photos to sourcing products. I'm especially good at creating fresh ideas and packaging standout, service-driven pieces in print and web formats. Please visit to view my most recent work.


8 Years
12 Years
12 Years


11 Years
Home & Garden
6 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
12 Years
Online/new media
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

InStyle (1-2), Real Estate (3-5), New York Cottages & Gardens (10+), Holmes, The Magazine to Make It Right (10+), DIYLife (10+), Shelterpop (10+), Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (10+), Connecticut Cottages & Gardens (6-10), Real Simple (10+), All You (3-5), (3-5), ShopSmart (3-5), This Old House (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Hasbro (6-10), Marriott (6-10)

Other Work History

I've also written press materials for Marriott hotels, reported and written for, performed extensive editing and fact-checking for WWE magazine, worked on Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook, been a contributor to BlackBook Magazine, headed up all production and reporting/talent for InStyle's 2006 beauty "bible," and helped craft entries for Lucky Magazine's exhaustive NYC Shopping Guide.

Technical Skills

Photo editing (PhotoShop), video editing (iMovie, YouTube)

Foreign Language Skills

basic Spanish


Freelancer's Union

Computer Skills

Programs/Applications -- InDesign, InCopy, Blogger, Wordpress, basic HTML, basic Dreamweaver, LexisNexis, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, writing for SEO, CMS


digital camera, audio recorder, camcorder



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