Written Word Credits

GardenWall contributes to a collegial work experience by providing hispanic marketing lansingsophisticated composition and messaging with an engaging voice on time, every time.  

Allena has interviewed more than 60 professionals over the course of the last decade. Here is a complete list with links to the corresponding publication. Below is a list of selected clips, clients and projects. 





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huffpo150Regular blog contributor to Huffington Post’s Parenting channel, Books Channel and Latino channel, including high-traffic published pieces on ethnicity, immigration reform, social justice, book reviews and proactive parenting. View my profile and list of posts. Since 2008.

about150Expert writer, blogger and book reviewer with About.com, formerly owned by The New York Times Co., now owned by IAC, a leader in web content, search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM). Contract renewed yearly since 2006. As of fall of 2016, About’s career and finance content has re-branded as The Balance.


Former regular contributor to Latino Leaders, a print monthly trade magazine distributed nationally to over 229,000 readers. Highlights include work on Justice Sotomayor (PDF) and two cover stories: Mayor Daley’s attempt to net the Olympics for Chicago (PDF) and a “30 Under 30” story which featured both Julián Castro, the 2012 DNC Keynoter, and his brother, Joaquín, a US Representative. Editor reference available.

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Former regular contributor to Hispanic Executive, a print monthly trade magazine owned by Guerrero Howe Publishing of Chicago. Provided articles and profiles after targeted research and interviewing of subjects as assigned by the editor. Highlights include several feature and cover stories. Here are three stories in one issue, including the cover feature (PDF).


Working Mother magazine, former blogger/blogging program (PDF sample: Blog Clip Working Mother Magazine).


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Paid book reviewing for Kirkus Reviews- a leading provider of pre-press book reviews. Provided reviews of both English and Spanish self-published books, fiction and non-fiction.

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Managing Editor and Head Writer for Adelante Forward magazine, a quarterly print magazine with a circulation of 6,000 based in Lansing, Michigan. Responsibilities include interviewing, reporting, website maintenance, advertiser support, graphic designer support, translation management (Spanish), editing and proofreading (English).

GBD 150Green Building and Design, former regular contributor to this monthly print trade publication. These two articles appeared in one issue (PDF).


Book reviewer for Bitch magazine, a feminist quarterly print magazine found in Barnes & Noble and independent book stores nationwide.

Editorial work for both marketing and online education dnhu_header2010ab 150epartments of Laureate Education, including a branding and identity project for National Hispanic University.

latino historyProofreading English text of “Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia” by Lugo-Lugo for Sharpe Publishing (recently bought out by Routledge Publishing. Contracted to provide second pass cold read of galleys (hard copy proofreading).



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Contracted proofreading and alignment services for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt through their selected book packager, including work on K-6 leveled readers in both English and Spanish.