Michael Allen

Freelance Graphic Designer & Blog Writer

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Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/michaelallen
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Michael Allen
11693 San Vicente Blvd. #570
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-358-2768
MichaelAllen@SanVicenteMedia.com

2006-Present
SEO Web Copywriter/Editor
SanVicenteMedia.com, Los Angeles, CA
Website content, copywriting, SEO, blogging, social media, articles, press releases, e-newsletters, promotional and marketing materials for various clients including:

Warner Bros., Salon.com, Reader’s Digest, TV Producer/Novelist Stephen J. Cannell (online campaigns for 5 New York Times bestsellers), HowStuffWorks.com, Payscale.com, Degrees.Info, Mahalo.com, HabboHotel.com, KnightNewsChallenge.org, TalkBytes.com, ShowbizExpress.com (Ross Crystal), PR legend Lee Solters and ConsumerSearch.com.

2004-2005
Managing Editor
Westside Today and WestsideToday.com, Los Angeles, CA
Wrote and edited stories for Los Angeles-based web site/publication. Supervised freelance writers and photographers, planned editorial calendar, managed budgets, oversaw production, proofed layouts, worked with publicists and interviewed subjects.

2003-2004
Department Editor
LFP, Beverly Hills, CA
Wrote and researched articles for a national magazine (500K circulation), created a hi-tech gadget section, managed budgets, supervised studio crew, proofed layouts, worked with publicists, consulted with company attorneys, and negotiated fees & contracts.

1998-2002
Television Writer
Beavis and Butthead and Celebrity Deathmatch (MTV)
Cat Dog and Rocket Power (Nickelodeon)
Bad Dog (Fox Family)
King of the Hill (Co-Writer, Book, Harper Collins)
Hat Trick Productions (U.K.)

1995-1998
News Writer
NBC/KNBC News, Burbank, CA
Wrote local/network news stories and promos. Supervised editing sessions under extreme deadlines of 4 live newscasts a day. Interviewed subjects and fact checked stories.

Computer Skills:
PC, Mac, MS Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML, Wiki Code, Quark, Final Draft, FTP Clients, Wordtracker, Discovery Keyword Tool, Link Building, Google Adsense, Typepad, WordPress and various content management systems (CMS).
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Blog Writing