Melissa Brandzel

Melissa Brandzel - Editor

I am the owner of MediaChick, which provides a range of editorial services to publishing companies and independent authors.

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Overview

I am the owner of MediaChick, which provides a range of editorial services to publishing companies and independent authors.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Economics
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Photography
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel
Weddings
Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Inspirational
Women's Fiction

Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Work experience

Freelance Editor / Copy Editor / Writer

MediaChick
December, 2004 – Present (over 13 years)

Books, magazines, websites, online courses, ads, scripts, catalogs...you name it, I've edited and/or written it!

Portfolio (8 selected works)

2014 Los Angeles Restaurants (Zagat Survey Los Angeles/Southern California Restaurants)

Take an insider’s tour of over 2,000 of the best places to eat in and around Los Angeles. This handy guide contains Zagat's trusted ratings and reviews for restaurants based on the opinions of diners like you. The trademark reviews and corresponding scores for Food, Decor, Service and Cost are organized alphabetically in a user-friendly format. Use the indexes arranged by cuisine, neighborhood... read more

Take an insider’s tour of over 2,000 of the best places to eat in and around Los Angeles. This handy guide contains Zagat's trusted ratings and reviews for restaurants based on the opinions of diners like you. The trademark reviews and corresponding scores for Food, Decor, Service and Cost are organized alphabetically in a user-friendly format. Use the indexes arranged by cuisine, neighborhood... read more

Taking Flight!: Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships...Your Life

Merrick Rosenberg, Daniel Silvert

Use DISC to discover profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style, gain deeper self-awareness, maximize your personal strengths, and influence others more powerfully than ever before! Taking Flight illuminates the proven DISC four-style model of human behavior, and shows how to use it to become a far more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; build deeper per... read more

Use DISC to discover profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style, gain deeper self-awareness, maximize your personal strengths, and influence others more powerfully than ever before! Taking Flight illuminates the proven DISC four-style model of human behavior, and shows how to use it to become a far more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; build deeper per... read more

It's Your Money Avoid Costly Mistakes

Denise Winston

IT'S YOUR MONEY covers today's most important topics: • The ins and outs of saving, budgeting, and investing • Strategies to help you spend less and get more • Red flags to look for in loan documents and credit card offers • Protecting your credit and improving your score • Getting financially organized and using technology • You're in debt-now what? • Avoiding the most common pitfalls of scam... read more

IT'S YOUR MONEY covers today's most important topics: • The ins and outs of saving, budgeting, and investing • Strategies to help you spend less and get more • Red flags to look for in loan documents and credit card offers • Protecting your credit and improving your score • Getting financially organized and using technology • You're in debt-now what? • Avoiding the most common pitfalls of scam... read more

Beatrice Munson

Lorena Bathey

In Vista Heights, the women of the neighborhood have started to look like their homes, varying shades of beige. Lost in this world of suburbia, Marissa Lyons learns her high school nemesis has bought the house right across the street from her. Afraid that her arch enemy, Beatrice Munson, will arrive with Marissa’s high school crush as her husband and cause Marissa to relive the insecurity of h... read more

In Vista Heights, the women of the neighborhood have started to look like their homes, varying shades of beige. Lost in this world of suburbia, Marissa Lyons learns her high school nemesis has bought the house right across the street from her. Afraid that her arch enemy, Beatrice Munson, will arrive with Marissa’s high school crush as her husband and cause Marissa to relive the insecurity of h... read more

Moon Kentucky (Moon Handbooks)

Theresa Dowell Blackinton

Native Kentuckian Theresa Dowell Blackinton gives readers an insider's look at the Bluegrass State, from the revelry of the Kentucky Derby Festival to quiet, cool Mammoth Cave. Blackinton provides suggestions for unique trip itineraries, including Horsin' Around, Traveling the Bourbon Trail, and The Best of the Bluegrass State. Complete with tips on where to find the best bluegrass tunes and b... read more

Native Kentuckian Theresa Dowell Blackinton gives readers an insider's look at the Bluegrass State, from the revelry of the Kentucky Derby Festival to quiet, cool Mammoth Cave. Blackinton provides suggestions for unique trip itineraries, including Horsin' Around, Traveling the Bourbon Trail, and The Best of the Bluegrass State. Complete with tips on where to find the best bluegrass tunes and b... read more

2013 Los Angeles/So. California Restaurants (Zagat Survey: Los Angeles/Southern California Restaurants)

An insider's tour of over 2,000 of the best places to eat in and around Los Angeles, including Orange County, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara. This handy guide contains Zagat's trusted reviews for area restaurants based on the opinions of diners.

An insider's tour of over 2,000 of the best places to eat in and around Los Angeles, including Orange County, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara. This handy guide contains Zagat's trusted reviews for area restaurants based on the opinions of diners.

Doc Halligan’s What Every Pet Owner Should Know: Prescriptions for Happy, Healthy Cats and Dogs

Karen Halligan

Keep your pets happy and healthy with this complete guide to pet healthcare. Dr. Karen Halligan is one of the country's most respected, leading authorities on preventative healthcare for pets. Doc Halligan's What Every Pet Owner Should Know offers real-life, useful tips for pet owners who want to improve their pets' health while still lowering veterinarian bills. In this first-of-its-kind, hig... read more

Keep your pets happy and healthy with this complete guide to pet healthcare. Dr. Karen Halligan is one of the country's most respected, leading authorities on preventative healthcare for pets. Doc Halligan's What Every Pet Owner Should Know offers real-life, useful tips for pet owners who want to improve their pets' health while still lowering veterinarian bills. In this first-of-its-kind, hig... read more

500 Quick Meals: The Only Compendium of Quick Meals You'll Ever Need (500 Cooking (Sellers))

Deborah Gray

If you're short of time and looking for inspiration, dip into this cookbook for fresh, new recipes that are ready in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for the busy cook, 500 Quick Meals inspires with a wide range of cuisines that emphasize healthy fresh ingredients and real flavor. The recipes include starters, main dishes, sandwiches, soups and desserts; everything a cook needs to make a splendid q... read more

If you're short of time and looking for inspiration, dip into this cookbook for fresh, new recipes that are ready in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for the busy cook, 500 Quick Meals inspires with a wide range of cuisines that emphasize healthy fresh ingredients and real flavor. The recipes include starters, main dishes, sandwiches, soups and desserts; everything a cook needs to make a splendid q... read more

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