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Allison Edrington 

As a freelancer, I help businesses tell their story and increase their search rankings through better blogging, link building, product descriptions and content creation. I write and manage several blogs and social media accounts for my clients to improve how they engage with their target markets. I also have training and experience in public relations work and editing. I am a graduate of California State University, Chico, with a bachelor's in journalism news-editorial and a minor in history. I worked as a newspaper writer for four years, writing and researching articles daily.
$40 USD/hr
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Oct 2012

BNI is a referral-driven networking group. Our local chapter meets every week to learn more about our members' businesses and pass referrals. I lead our chapter meetings every week and coordinate the leadership team I selected.

Freelance Business Writer

Jun 2011

. Writing and distributing PSAs and press releases . Creating SEO-focused blog posts for online businesses . Managing several business social media accounts . Writing audio and short video scripts . Creating advertising and web content . Researching and writing instructional articles . Meeting regular deadlines . Providing resources and tutorials for online readers . Creating content calendars to ensure regular publishing

Staff Writer

Jun 2009 - Jun 2011 (2 years)

Beat: Business, City of Arcata, City of Eureka .Produce news content daily .Write headlines and cutlines .Follow city-wide issues .Localize national and statewide stories .Create weekly news packages Previous Beats: Crime and Courts, Education .Cover high-profile court and criminal cases in Humboldt County

Staff Writer and News Clerk

Dec 2007 - Mar 2009 (1 year)

. Wrote profiles on community members . Wrote entertainment stories such as concert reviews . Wrote segments for special sections in the paper . Organized community calendars for two publications . Processed letters to the editor and editorial complaints . Managed many small but crucial sections including death notices and "Tell it to the E-R" . Helped increase searchability at with a special section put online


BA in Journalism, Minor in History

2004 - 2008 (4 years)


Member Success Program (2012)


Completed MSP training and became a certified member of the BNI Northcoast Networkers chapter.


News Articles

Published 4 to 6 stories per week while I was a staff writer at the Eureka Times-Standard. A few samples are available here:

Articles on Jewelry, Dog Products and Online Shopping

Published various articles on several topics for clients. View my profile here:

Articles on History, Crafts and How-tos

Wrote several articles for and through Demand Media Studios. A few samples are available here:


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