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Local Expert Contributor
Local Expert Contributor at 10Best / Travel Media Group at USA TODAY
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Local Expert Contributor
Katie is a freelance writer and editor with extensive social media experience. She is currently a contributing editor to Trekaroo.com, a family travel site that provides useful destination information to over 2 million families per year. Katie is also the San Diego local editor (or expert) for another popular travel site, 10Best.com which is a division of USA TODAY Travel.
Current freelance writing positions include contributions to the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' family and food blogs, Four Seasons Magazine online and in print, as well as family-related articles for Red Tricycle San Diego.
Her personal lifestyle site, La Jolla Mom, has an emphasis on luxury travel and local happenings. She also wrote a book about flying with kids that is based on her experience as an expat mom in Hong Kong.
Local television appearances include NBC San Diego, Fox 5 News, and KUSI. She was recently interviewed by FoxNews.com about flying with babies and has been featured several times in both Four Seasons Magazine and San Diego Magazine.
Specialties: Freelance writing, editing, television appearances, social media, event planning, community management.
Writes local content for the San Diego destination page including reviews of restaurants, hotels, attractions, shopping and more.
Edits and writes family travel articles for the Trekaroo.com blog.
Contributes 2-3 articles per month featuring family-friendly businesses in the greater San Diego area.
Writes blog posts about traveling with kids to various Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts properties.
Owns and operates La Jolla Mom (http://lajollamom.com) and any freelance projects associated with the site. La Jolla Mom has over 18,000 followers on Twitter, 2100 fans on Facebook and 800 followers on Pinterest.
Responsible for writing all San Diego lists and articles that appear on 10Best.com
Wrote articles about people, places, and events in La Jolla, CA.
Contributed to the Yahoo! Shine Get It Guide where blog posts were written around popular Yahoo! searches. Topics coincided with holiday shopping behavior and included beauty, fashion and toys.
Work included monitoring the MojoPages online community and encouraging members to review local businesses. Managed Mom With Mojo Twitter and Facebook accounts. Organized events for the exclusive MojoPages VIP reviewer group.
Encouraged local businesses to participate in Red Tricycle's Totally Awesome Awards via social media outreach.
Responsibilities included assigning blog topics, editing and managing the channel to a budget. Wrote additional articles as needed. Supervised a team of 18 writers. Drove traffic to the channel by also operating it's Twitter account.
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