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Technology and Online Media Professional

About Me

Michelle M. Nguyen is a writer and web developer, often credited online as "Michelle Mista". An IT professional with an insatiable love of the written word, she decided to combine her two loves in 2008 by turning her passion for technology into a career as an online media professional whose skills include writing and social media.

As a writer, she specializes in technology for small business and home. Her work has appeared on national outlets like Salon.com and various print outlets. A blogger long before the term "blog" came into common usage, and a WordPress user since it forked from b2/cafelog Michelle decided to turn her weekend tinkering with WordPress into a more solid offering. In 2012, she began offering WordPress development and administration services, along with social media consulting to small businesses, non-profits and individuals.

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My Writing Samples

How to Secure Your WordPress Site from Hackers (2014)

Article written for GoDaddy via BlogHer campaign for the GoDaddy web toolkit


Safeguarding Your Digital Presence

Article written for Life Your Way Tech Channel in 2011



Online Media Consultant

Self-employed as an independent contractor, offering freelance writing, social media, and web administration services. Freelance writing services often credited as “Michelle Mista”. Writing tasks include but are not limited to: * Lifestyle, food and technology blogging * Online content creation for various industries including technology, health and wellness, automotive and lifestyle * Technology reviews and tutorials for consumer and professional audiences * Technical writing including software documentation, white papers and case studies * Business writing services including newsletters, memos, ad copy * Local interest and column writing reporting for local print media Social media tasks include but are not limited to: * Social media profile setup and optimization * Social media strategy creation and implementation * Active monitoring and administration of client social media accounts via Hootsuite * Community management and engagement including strategy, posting, membership administration, etc. * Social media content creation as required (blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) * Google analytics setup and monitoring * Brand consulting Web administration tasks include but are not limited to: * Website user experience and consultation service * Front end development for WordPress-based websites * Blogger to WordPress migration * Hardening WordPress against intrusion attacks * Implement and maintain backup services * Maintain WordPress backend including updates, plug-in, theme and spam management

Company: six wing media

I worked there from 7/2008 until now

Content I Write