Melanie Anderson

Los Angeles, CA USA

Professional Experience

I cover health, local government and community news. Before going freelance, I wrote news briefs, features and investigative pieces as the sole reporter at Beverly Hills Weekly newspaper. An earlier internship at a Bay Area custom publishing company, where I helped produce magazines and marketing materials for health-care providers, sparked my interest in health topics. Ongoing and recent projects include writing, editing and designing the Beverly Hills High School Alumni Association's 64-page annual newsletter; writing and editing magazine pieces for Diablo Custom Publishing; contributing articles and photos to; and publishing a general health blog: Please contact me for magazine/newspaper/online assignments, copywriting, editing, research, fact-checking and other projects.


Entry Level
2 Years
3 Years


2 Years
1 Year
Sports & Recreation
Entry Level


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
1 Year
Newsletter - Trade
1 Year
Newspaper - Community
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

4 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (3-5), Santa Monica Daily Press (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Beverly Hills High School Alumni Association (1-2), Diablo Custom Publishing (1-2)

Other Work History

Beverly Hills Weekly - Reporter Diablo Custom Publishing - Editorial intern The Daily Californian - Sports reporter The California Patriot - Copy editor

Technical Skills

Adobe InDesign,

Computer Skills

Word, Excel


laptop, digital camera (non-SLR), audio recorder


Available upon request



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Classes that support your well-being and life with diabetes
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