Marlene Montanez

Scottsdale, AZ USA
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Professional Experience

Former magazine editor turned freelance writer, blogger and social media geek. My specialties lie in beauty, fashion, bridal and luxury lifestyle pieces with a particular knack for writing profile pieces. I've landed bylines in publications like Everyday with Rachael Ray and in-person interviews with industry pros like Christian Louboutin and Laura Mercier. I specialize in writing for the web and also offer copy writing services and social media consulting.

Expertise

Editor
8 Years
Writer
8 Years
Social Media
8 Years

Specialty

Fashion
8 Years
Lifestyle
8 Years
Beauty
8 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
8 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
8 Years
Online/new media
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

8 Years

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent Spanish

Computer Skills

MAC/PC, Microsoft Office/Pages, light html/photoshop, CMS, WordPress, CisionPoint, SmartSheet,

Equipment

laptop, Canon DSLR digital camera, digital voice recorder, Adobe Photoshop CS5

Work Samples

Fashion

(About.com 5/25/2016)
(Arizona Foothills Magazine 5/25/2016)
An interview with famed shoe designer, Christian Louboutin.
(Sparkle 5/25/2016)
Tiffany & Co. unveils fine jewelry collection for Baz Luhrmann's new film
(About.com 5/25/2016)

Bridal

(Arizona Weddings Magazine 6/1/2013)
(Arizona Bride Magazine 6/1/2011)
The Luxe Life-Four Reasons a Resort Wedding Makes for an Utterly Opulent Union. A look at gorgeous Arizona resort wedding venues and why brides should consider having their wedding at a luxury resort.
(BrideRush 5/25/2016)
(BrideRush 6/19/2012)
How to incorporate your favorite furry friend into your wedding day.

Beauty

(Latest Hairstyles 5/25/2016)
(Arizona Foothills Magazine 5/25/2016)
An interview with beauty giant, Laura Mercier.
(SheKnows.com 5/25/2016)
Hair 911: Bad Hair Day Emergency Kit Tools, tips and tricks to tame those tresses for any kind of hair day.
(Latest Hairstyles 5/25/2016)
(Latest Hairstyles 5/25/2016)
(Latest Hairstyles 5/25/2016)

Travel

(Arizona Foothills Magazine 5/25/2016)
Forget traditional. Set sail aboard an MSC Yacht Club Cruise for a luxurious seaside excursion.
(Arizona Foothills Magazine 5/25/2016)
There's no such thing as over the top in glittering Las Vegas.