Michele Bender

New York, NY USA
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Professional Experience

I'm an award-winning freelancer w 20 yrs experience writing about health, beauty, fitness, parenting & relationships. My work has run in national publications like Glamour, Self, Real Simple & The NY Times & websites like Yahoo Health & iVillage. I co-/ghost-write books and book proposals for high-profile experts/celebrities; several NY Times best-sellers. (As a ghost, I can't reveal their names, but you'd know who they are.) I include top experts in my work & it's thorough & high-quality - even on short deadlines. (I wrote one best-seller in 10 weeks!) My editors & co-authors know they can rely on me to exceed their expectations & make their jobs easier. I co-authored Curly Girl, a best-seller that has sold over 160,000 copies, & The Immune System Recovery Plan, a best-seller in its 14th printing. My essays appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul & If These Walls Could Talk. I'm passionate about the subjects I cover & love writing & researching them to share this information with others.

Expertise

Book Author
9 Years
Reporter
20 Years
Writer
20 Years

Specialty

Family, Children & Teenagers
20 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years
Beauty
20 Years

Industries


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

Total Media Industry Experience

18 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)

Other Work History

I write the monthly beauty column for Spry, and have written monthly columns for Cosmopolitan, Jump, Health, and the Los Angeles Times, where I've written on health, fitness and beauty.

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

Fitness

(Fitness magazine 2/12/2016)
(Shape 2/12/2016)
(Weight Watchers Magazine 6/1/2014)
(Essence magazine 2/12/2016)
(Essence magazine 2/12/2016)
(Essence magazine 2/12/2016)
(More magazine 2/12/2016)
(More magazine 2/12/2016)

Beauty

Dating/Sex/Relationships

(Match.com 2/12/2016)
(Bridal Guide 2/12/2016)
(Match.com 2/12/2016)
(Bridal Guide 2/12/2016)
(Match.com 2/12/2016)
(Match.com 2/12/2016)
(Bridal Guide 2/12/2016)
(Bridal Guide 2/12/2016)

Health

(Lifescript.com 2/12/2016)
(More magazine 2/12/2016)
(More magazine 2/12/2016)
(Cosmopolitan 2/12/2016)
(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.
(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.
(lifescript.com 2/12/2016)
(Dr. Oz's YouBeauty.com 2/12/2016)
(Real Simple magazine 2/12/2016)
(Weight Watchers magazine 2/12/2016)
(Parents magazine 2/12/2016)
This article won the Excellence in Media Award from the Skin Cancer Foundation
(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.
(Family Circle 2/12/2016)

BLOGS

(Naturallycurly.com 2/12/2016)

Books

(If These Walls Could Talk: Thoughts of Home 2/12/2016)
(Dr. Phil 2/12/2016)
(Denise Austin 2/12/2016)
(Robin McGraw 2/12/2016)
(Lorraine Massey and Michele Bender 2/12/2016)
(Dr. Phil McGraw 2/12/2016)
(Susan Blum, M.D. 4/1/2013)
(Tracey Mallett 2/12/2016)
(Tracey Mallett 2/12/2016)
(Ann Pleshette Murphy 2/12/2016)
(Erica Reid 2/12/2016)

Parenting

(Parenting 2/12/2016)
(Parenting 2/12/2016)
(Parents magazine 2/12/2016)

General

(Family Circle 6/1/2015)