Yvonne’s 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.  For a long time, I was ghostwriting articles and blog posts with specific words (SEO) or links in them, but that time seems to have come and gone again. When you do this for a living you simply take what you can get. The bonus is that I love listening to new music, so even though I am making less money right now I still get to do something I love!

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 music reviews on Amazon, on Bandcamp, at Side Stage Magazine, and at Beat Magazine.

Yvonne also writes:

Articles on Relationships/Friendships

Fictional Stories

Health & Wellness Articles

Articles About Writing and Marketing

Poems

Yvonne also has experience writing book reviews:

Review of Manga Art by Mark Crilley

Review of Open When… by Karen Salmansohn

Yvonne’s Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VOCAL.MEDIA Online

Contributor February 2017 – PRESENT

SIDE STAGE MAGAZINE (www.sidestagemagazine.com) Online

Contributor July 2016 – PRESENT

  • Music and album reviews

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

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
  • Assist in copy editing and proofreading.

LOVELOGICA (Defunct) Cambridge, MA

Head Writer/Editor January 2014 – July 2014

  • Research and write articles/books/courses/guides that are scientific/fact based pertaining to relationships (love, romance, dating, sex, divorce).
  • Put together information for infographics and videographics.
  • Editing courses and website.

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.

FLOCKED MEDIA Grand Rapids, MI

Freelance Writer August 2005 – July 2014

  • Performed and wrote interviews, reviews, and other editorial content.
  • Assisted in social media marketing and public relations.
  • Gained a great deal of WordPress experience.
  • Created manual for freelance writers.

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.
  • Worked on layout consulting.
  • Helped with proofreading, copy editing, public relations, and marketing.
  • Was direct contact between magazine and major/Indie record labels.

OVERVIEW OF FREELANCE EXPERIENCE 2000-PRESENT

  • Copywriting (5+ years, current) – advertorials, link building, SEO, content creation
  • Michigan Focused Writer (15+ years) – local music reviewer, local interviews, articles on local events and businesses (Huron County View, Weekly Choice-Gaylord), print and online, publisher/editor of local zine (6 months)
  • Column Writer (1+ years) – horoscopes, gluten free lifestyle
  • Blogger (7+ years, past) – health & wellness, veterinary and pet health
  • Content Writer (7+ years) – beauty beat (Yahoo! Contributor Network), spirituality expert (Problem Solved Daily), horror movie expert (1428 Elm-Yvonne Stegall)
  • Reporter (3 years, past) – local courts, school boards, local news coverage, photography
  • Ghostwriting (3+ years, past) – nutritionist, shopping deals, SEO
  • Reviewer (8+ years) – various book, movie, concert, and music reviews
  • Education Writer (2 years, past) – various texts on history and science, both fact and fiction, one-act plays, poetry
  • Press Release Writer (2 years, past) –bands/musicians, small businesses
  • Publicity (3 years, past) – local bands, along with booking, PR, and management

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)

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