Freelance Availability

What separates me from many other travel bloggers is that I am, in fact, a professional writer and editor—and have been for many years before this blog was created. You can read just a few of my favorite clips here.

I have a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Arts Journalism, and hundreds of bylines in newspapers, magazines, and online. I’ve written for NPR.org, SPIN.com, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Inland Empire Weekly, the Charleston Post and Courier, Seattle’s City Arts magazine, the former FILTER magazine, LAMag.com, and several other outlets. In 2010 I switched my full-time focus from journalism to non-profit arts marketing, and I’m currently the publications manager for a major performing arts organization.

However, I continue to welcome freelance writing and editing opportunities, so please send me an email at me@thehopefultraveler.com if you are interested in working together!

To learn more about my professional qualifications, you can visit my LinkedIn page. Please also keep in mind that, as a professional writer, I do not work for free. My compensation is certainly negotiable, particularly if it’s for a project I’m passionate about, but if you have only “exposure” to offer, you’ll want to find a different writer.

Thank you for your interest!

—Tamara Vallejos

P.S. If you’re instead interested in advertising, giveaways, promotional campaigns, or sponsorship opportunities on TheHopefulTraveler.com itself, you are also welcome to email me—but you should first read my disclosure policy.