Dina Santorelli

Long Island, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm a fearless, seasoned general-assignment freelancer with a proven track record and versatile palette. I can tackle subjects with sensitivity, such as raising an emotionally healthy adopted child, or immerse myself in specialized fields, such as Web analytics. My background is in the home, on which I write regularly for publications such as Newsday, and I am the executive editor of two military consumer magazines, so I know the importance of deadlines and details, and I hang around for revisions or fact-checks long after an article is completed. I also can handle a fast pace of multiple projects simultaneously. In addition to the home, specialties include lifestyle and women's issues, CRM and general business, pregnancy and parenting, and nutrition and fitness. Visit www.dinasantorelli.com for more.


19 Years
19 Years
19 Years


Business (general)
17 Years
Consumer Products
17 Years
Home & Garden
17 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
7 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
18 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
17 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Salute (10+), Decorating Spaces (10+), do!/House DIY magazine (10+), Newsday (10+), All Woman (3-5), Wellness (6-10), parentingteensonline.com (3-5), Women's Health & Fitness (3-5), Long Island Parenting News (3-5), Floor Covering Weekly (10+), Family (10+), Long Island Pulse (10+), AdvisorMax.com (3-5), Atlanta magazine custom publishing (10+), REO magazine/DS News (10+), Time Inc. Content Solutions (3-5), onesourceflooring.com (3-5), Log Home Design Ideas (1-2), Beliefnet.com (1-2), Massapequa Post (1-2), Grand magazine (1-2), Catalog Age (1-2), Parents & Children (1-2), First for Women (1-2), greensceneusa.com (1-2), Pregnancy magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Peppers + Rogers Group (10+), KWI (10+), 1-800-flowers.com (3-5), AARP (1-2)

Other Work History

Co-founder of WHY ezine; executive editor, Family, Salute magazines; editor, The Home Pages; editor, Decorative Home; managing editor, High Points; lighting editor, HFN; assistant editor, Floor Covering News; editor, Massapequa Post.

Technical Skills

Have dabbled in Web design

Foreign Language Skills

Some rusty Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Quark


Always travel with a digital camera (I shoot my own photos!), audio recorder and a pack of Starbursts.


Santiago Montero, editor-in-chief, Floor Covering Weekly


Martin Fischbein Fellowship, 1989


Authors Guild, AvantGuild

Work Samples


(Long Island Pulse 12/1/2006)
(Parents & Children 4/1/2007)
"It was only last May when my then seven-year old daughter Helena and I were chasing princesses in Disney World."
(WHY magazine 5/1/2007)
"It hadn't dawned on me that there are still a number of office people who don't consider those of us who toil away behind our front doors as really working at all."


(1to1 Magazine 1/4/2005)
Trying to satisfy customers and capitalize on cross-sell opps--all in a tough financial climate, the new contact center has something up its sleeve.
(Massapequa Post 12/16/2004)
Local martial arts director offers parents help on protecting their children.
(1to1 Magazine 8/6/2003)
Cover story for customer relationship management publication featuring q&a interviews with top-level executives on how to gain a strategic advantage by building customer value.
(iparty.com 6/1/2000)
Party set-up tips for the at-home affair.
(Long Island Parenting News 8/1/2003)
Feature story on Long Island's population spurt.
(Long Island Pulse 10/1/2006)
A chat with Tony Orlando about his new book, his devotion to veterans' causes and his return to Long Island.
(Long Island Pulse 8/1/2006)
Lumiere Ballet's Svetlana Caton-Noble brings Manhattan-like performance to an Island that often suffers from genus envy.
(Long Island Parenting News 11/1/2004)
A look at the emotional issues surrounding adoptive families.
(ParentingTeensNetwork.com 10/1/2008)
Many teens struggle with their self-esteem when they begin puberty, as their bodies go through changes.
(Catalog Age 5/1/2005)
Imagine a 24/7, real-time focus group — one that gives you access to a customer's every move. Welcome to the Orwellian world of Web analytics.
(Long Island Pulse 5/1/2006)
Why empty nesters are finding themselves watching Cartoon Network again.