Portfolio

Yvonne Glasgow has been working as a freelance writer since 2000 when she wrote her first music review. Yvonne still writes reviews, but in those 17 years she has honed her experience as a freelance writer and moved from doing it part-time to doing it as a full-time career.  

Yvonne has experience in social media writing, marketing writing, SEO and link building, and both short and long-form writing for articles and blogs. She has written front pages for blogs, stories to be used in teaching elementary aged students, and she has worked as a newspaper reporter/stringer/journalist for numerous print newspapers across the great state of Michigan. She has a passion for writing on the subjects of health & wellness, including things like art therapy.

You can find Yvonne’s reviews online in various places, including Amazon and Bandcamp.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INDIE READER Virtual

Independent Book Reviewer October 2017 – PRESENT

  • Unbiased book reviews on Amazon and Goodreads
  • Short book synopsis writer for IndieReader website

UPWORK Virtual

Creative Writing Professional August 2017 – PRESENT

  • Ghost blogger (Chakra and wellness-related articles)
  • Product descriptions

VOCAL.MEDIA Virtual

Contributing Writer February 2017 – PRESENT

#SUPPORTGRANDRAPIDS ZINE Grand Rapids, MI

Editor-In-Chief/Publisher October 2016 – May 2017

  • Planning and launching of local print zine
  • Enlisting local writers and photographers
  • Interviewing local celebrities, business owners, musicians, artists, and more
  • Publicizing and marketing
  • Layout
  • Ad and zine sales

DALE WICKS MUSIC Grand Rapids, MI

Social Media Manager September 2016 – PRESENT

  • Managing Facebook Business Page
  • Invite social media followers
  • Post updates, photos, videos
  • Create events

SIDE STAGE MAGAZINE Virtual

Volunteer Contributor July 2016 – PRESENT

  • Music and album reviews
  • Local Spotlight music reviews and interviews

PARACHUTE BY MAPQUEST Virtual

Contributing Writer October 2015 – September 2016

  • Local Michigan events coverage
  • Local Michigan business coverage
  • Michigan-based listicles

AUDIENCE BLOOM Seattle, WA

SEO Ghostwriter March 2015 – June 2017

  • Writing SEO and link building blog posts for various clients
  • Topics include health & wellness, home improvement, car accidents, lawyers, financing, pets, relationships, children, and more

1428 ELM Virtual

Volunteer Contributing Writer February 2015 – May 2015

  • Up-to-date horror movie news coverage
  • Horror movie and trailer reviews
  • Coverage of TV Horror shows
  • Coverage of 2015 Motor City Comic Con

TRI-COUNTY TIMES Fenton, MI

Staff Reporter (as Yvonne Stegall) July 2014 – March 2015

  • Conduct interviews with local business owners and political figures for various articles.
  • Cover local government meetings and decipher information important to make it into the paper.
  • Work on feature and lifestyle articles.
  • Work under a tight deadline, often.
  • Photography
  • Conduct interviews with local business owners and political figures for various articles
  • Cover local government meetings and decipher important information to make it into the paper
  • Work on feature and lifestyle articles
  • Columns on roadside attractions in Michigan and on healthy vitamins
  • Work under tight deadline, often
  • Photography
  • Assist in copy editing and proofreading
  • Approach and question locals for bi-weekly “Q&A” section

LOVELOGICA (Defunct) Cambridge, MA

Head Writer/Editor January 2014 – July 2014

  • Research scientific/fact-based information pertaining to relationships (love, romance, dating, sex, divorce)
  • Writing/Editing online courses, guides, books, and articles on love, relationships, dating and marriage
  • Put together information for infographics and videographics
  • Editing courses and website
  • Writing Twitter posts
  • Conducting interviews with professionals in the fields of relationships and psychology

CHOICE PUBLICATIONS Gaylord, MI

News Journalist/Ad Sales August 2013 – March 2014

  • Cover news and advertising in the Mio, MI area for Weekly Choice, print newspaper
  • Cover local government meeting
  • Photography
  • Interview local businesses and professionals
  • Coverage of local events

INDEPENDENT MUSIC PROMOTIONS Virtual

Independent Music Reviewer December 2012 – PRESENT

  • Unbiased music reviews on Amazon and Bandcamp
  • Long-form music reviews

FIRST PAGE SAGE New York, NY

Digital Public Relations Manager May 2012 – April 2013

  • Link building and relationship building with fellow bloggers and news sites.
  • Branding and marketing clients, such as doctors, lawyers, retailers, and nutritionists.
  • Coordinated linking and guest posts between staff writers and outside blogs.

THE HURON COUNTY VIEW Bad Axe, MI

Stringer December 2011 – July 2012

  • Report on local events
  • Spotlight stories on local businesses
  • Cover local school board meetings and local government meetings

PROBLEM SOLVED DAILY Virtual

Holistic Expert October 2010 – October 2011

  • Expert in meditation and spirituality – writing articles, blog posts, ebooks on the subjects of meditation and spirituality as an expert in the field

PUBLISHED AUTHOR Grand Rapids, MI

Book Author/Editor February 2008 – PRESENT

  • Publish children’s picture books through traditional and self-publishing
  • Self-publish self-help, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, health & wellness, and self-help books
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Print and eBook layout
  • Create art for books
  • Photography for books
  • Book marketing and promotions
  • Found on Amazon and Goodreads

FLOCKED MEDIA Grand Rapids, MI

Freelance Writer August 2005 – July 2014

  • Perform and write interviews, reviews, and other editorial content
  • Assist in social media marketing and public relations
  • WordPress experience
  • Create manual for freelance writers
  • Editing

MUSIC REVUE MAGAZINE Grand Rapids, MI

Editor-In-Chief July 2003 – September 2005

  • Responsible for all editorial content in the main magazine and two syndicated magazines
  • Responsible for hiring staff writers and photographers
  • Work on layout consulting
  • Proofreading, copy editing, public relations, and marketing
  • Direct contact between magazine and major/Indie record labels
  • Horoscopes

MUSIC REVUE MAGAZINE Grand Rapids, MI

Freelance Reviewer January 2000 – July 2003

  • CD reviews
  • Concert/local show reviews

EDUCATION

JOHN ROBERT POWERS MODELING SCHOOL Southfield, MI

Modeling and Beauty School Graduate (1993)

UNIVERSITY OF METAPHYSICAL SCIENCES Arcata, CA

Philosopher of Holistic Life Coaching, Ph.D., HLC (2011)

Doctor of Divinity in Spiritual Counseling (2018)

ACCOLADES

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL WRITERS & EDITORS

PRESS-certified Writer/Editor (since 2017)

 

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