Michele Bender

New York, NY USA
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Professional Experience

I'm an award-winning, best-selling writer w 22 yrs in health/fitness, beauty, parenting & relationships for national publications (i.e. Glamour, Real Simple & The NY Times) & websites (i.e. iVillage). I co/ghost-write books -several NY Times best-sellers- & proposals for experts/celebrities. My work is high quality- even on short deadlines. (I wrote one best-seller in 10 wks!) I exceed expectations of co-authors/editors and perfectly capture a co-author's voice. Two of my best-sellers are Curly Girl, w over 160,000 books sold & The Immune System Recovery Plan, in its 17th printing.

Expertise

Book Author
10 Years
Reporter
22 Years
Writer
22 Years

Specialty

Health
22 Years
Fitness
22 Years
Beauty
22 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
22 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
10 Years
Online/new media
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

22 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Athlon Sports Communications (10+), Hearst Publications (10+), Meredith Inc (6-10), Yahoo! Health (6-10), Time, Inc. (3-5), Weider Publications/AMI (1-2), Atlantic Coast Media (1-2), Conde Nast (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Blum Center for Health (10+), Organic Pharmer (10+), Deva Concepts LLC (6-10), Dupree Miller & Associates (6-10), Centric Digital (1-2)

References

“Writing my first bestselling book was as painless as possible because of my amazing writing partner, Michele Bender.” – Dr. Susan Blum “Michele Bender, you brought your unique talents to [these books]. Your involvement was essential & because of your dedication & work, these [bestselling] books are improved. You were a true professional in every sense of the word.” – High-profile, celebrity psychologist whose name I can’t mention. “Thank you for being there every step of the way writing The Thriving Child, for your dedication and for never letting me feel any stress. You are amazing & on top of your game. I learned what I am capable of with the right team player!” – Erica Reid, wife of music producer L.A. Reid “Michele Bender truly is a master with words. My books wouldn’t be the same without you!” – Tracey Mallett “A special thanks to the tireless & ever excited Michele Bender. You’re a woman of great talent & skill & are much appreciated.” – Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil’s wife

Awards

2013 Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications (for a series of 7 articles written for Family Circle magazine.) 2007 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's Samter Journalism Award 2006 Excellence in Media Award from The Skin Cancer Foundation (for the best article on sun protection and skin cancer prevention)

Work Samples

Books

(Ann Pleshette Murphy 8/30/2016)
(Erica Reid 8/30/2016)
(If These Walls Could Talk: Thoughts of Home 8/30/2016)
(Denise Austin 8/30/2016)
(Robin McGraw 8/30/2016)
(Lorraine Massey and Michele Bender 8/30/2016)
(Tracey Mallett 8/30/2016)
(Tracey Mallett 8/30/2016)
(Susan Blum, M.D. 4/1/2013)
(Dr. Phil 8/30/2016)
(Dr. Phil McGraw 8/30/2016)

Health

(More magazine 8/30/2016)
(Family Circle 10/1/2012)
Improving the quantity and quality of your sleep can help you slim down. That was this month's goal for two Healthy Challenge Families.
(Real Simple magazine 8/30/2016)
(Weight Watchers magazine 8/30/2016)
(Parents magazine 8/30/2016)
This article won the Excellence in Media Award from the Skin Cancer Foundation
(Lifescript.com 8/30/2016)
(Family Circle 2/12/2016)
(lifescript.com 8/30/2016)
(More magazine 8/30/2016)
(Dr. Oz's YouBeauty.com 8/30/2016)
(Family Circle 11/1/2012)
The fifth challenge in a seven-article series, two families aim to take their workouts - and weight loss - to the next level.
(Family Circle 12/1/2012)
The final article in this series shows the results these two families have reaped over six months of healthy challenges.
(Family Circle 7/1/2012)
The second in a seven-article series following two families as they get healthy. This month, their goal is to increase their fruit and vegetable intake.
(Family Circle 8/1/2012)
The third article in the Healthy Family Challenge series. Here, the two families strive to stop sipping high-calorie drinks and slim down.
(Cosmopolitan 8/30/2016)
(Family Circle 9/1/2012)
In challenge # 3, two families try to move more to reach their weight loss goals.
(Family Circle 6/1/2012)
The first in a seven-article series following two families as they are challenged to slim down, eat better and get healthy.
(Family Circle 6/1/2016)

Fitness

(Shape 8/30/2016)
(Essence magazine 8/30/2016)
(More magazine 8/30/2016)
(More magazine 8/30/2016)
(Fitness magazine 8/30/2016)
(Weight Watchers Magazine 6/1/2014)
(Essence magazine 8/30/2016)
(Essence magazine 8/30/2016)

Dating/Sex/Relationships

(Bridal Guide 8/30/2016)
(Match.com 8/30/2016)
(Match.com 8/30/2016)
(Bridal Guide 8/30/2016)
(Bridal Guide 8/30/2016)
(Match.com 8/30/2016)
(Bridal Guide 8/30/2016)
(Match.com 8/30/2016)

Beauty

BLOGS

(Naturallycurly.com 8/30/2016)

Parenting

(Parenting 8/30/2016)
(Parents magazine 8/30/2016)
(Parenting 8/30/2016)

General

(Family Circle 6/1/2015)
(Family Circle 2/1/2016)
(Family Circle 10/1/2016)