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About Me

Alexandra (known by the nickname Zanny) is a freelance writer with eight years of experience. Her writing career began with blogs and destination-focused articles for travel magazines as she made her way through the world and lived as an expat in Cambodia. Zanny worked as an SEO copywriter for a bicycle tour company in Asia for three years, and since then has taken on dozens of SEO blog clients in addition to article assignments from publications such as HuffPost, Pix Wine, and Matador Network, among others. She now lives in the mountains where she writes full time in the hopes of fostering human connection through words.

Industries I Write About

Lifestyle

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My Writing Samples

Bike, Sip, Hike & Kayak Southern Thailand

An SEO blog for a tour company.

https://www.grasshopperadventures.com/article/bike-sip-hike-kayak-southern-thailand/

A Clash of Cultures in a Glass of Wine

A personal essay about my experience with wine.

https://www.pix.wine/the-drop/italian-school-abroad/

A Pilgrim's Progress

A personal essay about a wine-related experience.

https://www.beer52.com/glug/article/1128/a-pilgrims-progress

Telluride Art Walk

An in-depth guide to a town's art scene.

https://pollinate.co/blog/telluride-art-walk-a-gallery-guide/

In Telluride

An interview article about the food and beverage industry.

http://www.dirty-spoon.com/in-telluride/

The Realities of Managing a Chronic Health Condition Abroad

An essay about the intersection between travel and chronic illness.

https://www.vergemagazine.com/study-abroad/articles/travel-health/2623-emergencies-abroad-dealing-with-a-chronic-health-condition.html

Should I Hire a Health Insurance Attorney?

An informative SEO blog for a company that helps people fight medical bills.

https://ajustsolutions.com/should-i-hire-a-health-insurance-denial-attorney/

Experience

Freelance Writer

Magazine contributor, content creator, SEO copywriter focused on the travel, food, and lifestyle industries.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 1/2014 until now

SEO Copywriter

In charge of editing, writing, and curating SEO blogs, writing email marketing campaigns, webpages, catalogs, social media posts, and more!

Company: Grasshopper Adventures

I worked there from 9/2018 until 9/2021

Assistant General Manager

Sommelier and manager of front of house staff.

Company: 221 South Oak Bistro

I worked there from 6/2020 until 4/2021

English Teacher

English and Math teacher for 1st-3rd grades at a private school in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Company: Western International School

I worked there from 5/2018 until 9/2018

Bartender

Company: Various Restaurants

I worked there from 6/2017 until 3/2020

Content I Write