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Allena Tapia
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Attended Michigan State University
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Freelance writers: How to get paid for your writing by using scare tactics, social media and other public shaming methods.
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Freelance writing: 7 myths and the reality of the career.
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Great book I just reviewed for my site at About. :} Happy Saturday night to meeeee!!
Is freelancing the answer to work-life balance? A review of Katrina Alcorn's book "Maxed Out."
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Are YOU a know-it-all, too, writers?
Why freelance writers are so often "know-it-alls"--Does this apply to you, writer?
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613 people
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Education
  • Michigan State University
    MA Professional Writing, 2010
  • Michigan State University
    BA English/Minor Education and Spanish, 2005
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Writes, edits, translates, (mothers, wifes)
Introduction
Allena Tapia is the owner and head writer at  GardenWall Publications LLC, and the Guide at About.com Freelance Writing, where she has led new and intermediate freelance writers through the ropes for 4+ years.

GardenWall Publications provides  writing, editing, and translation in Lansing. Michigan and worldwide, and boasts contracts held with the New York Times Company, Gale Cengage, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kirkus Reviews, and several national level print magazines. 

Niche specialties include K-12 and postsecondary education, Latino topics and audiences, and sciences/medical/health.

Bragging rights
Allena Tapia's GardenWall Publications went from gross receipts of 20K in its first year to over $120,000 in 2010. Staff has increased from being a one-woman show to contracts with several writers and translators around the world.
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Communications consultant (freelance) providing writing, translation, editorial, publicity and marketing. Specializing in #lansinglatinos , parenting, education, health, and immigration reform.
Employment
  • GardenWall Publications
    Communications Consultant, 2005 - present
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Allena Kristler, Lena Kristler, Alena Tapia, Allena Tapia
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Allena Tapia: Freelance Writer & Communications Consultant
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