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Michael Allen
Michael Allen
Writing
Graphics
Blogging
SEO
HTML
Social

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2005-Present
Owner/Copywriter
San Vicente Media, Los Angeles, CA
Copywriting web content, SEO, social media, PR, e-newsletters, marketing materials for various clients: Beijing 2008 Olympics (sports), HowStuffWorks.com (informational), Payscale.com (careers and salaries), DegreesFinder.com (education and careers), Mahalo.com (informational). Habbo.com (children’s social media site), Nadrich and Cohen (personal injury law firm), Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi (foot doctor), Infinite Communications (dental), OnAbout Australia (wine), Pali Adventures (camp).

2011-2017
News Writer
Render Media, Los Angeles, CA
Writer for OpposingViews.com, a news site that receives 36 million unique views and has 12.7 million social media followers. Writing 8 articles per day about politics, health, entertainment, world events, sports, societal issues and viral moments. Downloading and editing videos, fact-checking and cropping images.

2005-2011
Copywriter
Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Los Angeles, CA
Copywriting websites and promotional print material for best-selling author and TV producer Stephen J. Cannell. Worked on campaigns for four New York Times bestsellers. Also provided graphic art, e-newsletters, SEO, social media, press releases, contests, giveaways, video scripts and ghostwriting.

2004-2005
Managing Editor
Westside Today, Los Angeles, CA
Wrote and edited stories. Supervised freelance writers and photographers, planned editorial calendar, managed budgets, oversaw production, proofed layouts and worked with publicists.

2003-2004
Department Editor
LFP, Beverly Hills, CA
Wrote articles for a national magazine (500K circulation), managed budgets and editorial calendar supervised studio crew, proofed layouts, consulted attorneys and negotiated fees.

1998-2002
Television Writer, Los Angeles, CA
Beavis and Butthead (MTV), Celebrity Deathmatch (MTV), Cat Dog (Nickelodeon), Rocket Power (Nickelodeon), Bad Dog (Fox Family), King of the Hill (Fox TV and Co-Writer, Book, Harper Collins), Game Show Pilot Mob Rules (Warner Bros. TV/Hat Trick Productions).

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.

Technical Skills: Technical Skills: Photoshop, HTML, MySQL® Databases, Word Press installation & management, Drupal, various CMS systems, FTP transfer, customization of web sites, video editing and Final Draft.