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Toni DeBella

Headline

Journalist/Copywriter/Blogger/Writer

About Me

I'm an independent writer, copywriter/editor and blogger, living and working in a medieval hill town in Italy. Not only do I write travel- and lifestyle-related articles, I produce creative online marketing content and engaging product/brand descriptions for both U.S. and Italian clients. I'm conscientious, detail oriented, highly organized and always meet deadlines and targets. My biggest strength lies in my keen ability to develop relationships and build vast networks of people all over the world. Since moving from San Francisco to Umbria in 2012, my tennis game has adjusted to clay courts and I've limited my daily consumption of caffe lattes to four. Seeking long- and short-term projects. Have computer, will travel.

Industries I Write About

Leisure & Travel

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My Writing Samples

Orvieto, Italy: A Land Where Time Stands Still

A love letter to a medieval hill town in Umbria that eventually became my full-time home.

https://orvietoorbust.com/2011/12/08/orvieto-italy-a-land-where-time-stands-still/

An Insider's Guide to Orvieto

Orvieto isn't just a day trip from Rome; it's the other way around! What to see, eat, do and where to stay....

http://www.browsingitaly.com/umbria/orvieto-insiders-guide/972/

Summary and Analysis of The Kite Runner

The summary and analysis of The Kite Runner based on the book by Khaled Hosseinie is intended to complement the reader's experience and bring them closer to a great work of fiction.

http://ebookstore.worthbooks.com/id004155943/Summary-and-Analysis-of-The-Kite-Runner

Il Ghiottone Umbro Telegraph Hotel Review

Aptly named Il Ghiottone Umbro (the Umbrian glutton); Danish transplants and trained chefs Thomas and Lisbeth have created a wondrous spot from which to showcase their love of Italian cooking, traditions and hospitality. Design forward and utterly charming, this b&b is really something special." Go to link to read more...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/umbria/hotels/il-ghiottone-umbro-hotel/

Experience

Factchecker/Editor

Factcheck and edit DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides in various locations throughout the world.

Company: DK

I worked there from 4/2017 until now

Co Founder

Brand-oriented product descriptions and content for e-commerce companies written with sales and search engine rankings in mind. A talented team of digital strategists and aspiring novelists, we’re passionate about what we do. With years of solid advertising and marketing experience under our belts, we have the tools and positive energy it takes to catapult your company’s sales into the next stratosphere.

Company: Product Descriptions Inc.

I worked there from 5/2016 until now

Freelance Writer

Write well-crafted summary and analysis of best-selling fiction and non-fiction books for Open Road Media's Worth Books division. Provide chapter-by-chapter summaries, critical examination, historical context, characters analysis, themes and symbols, important quotes, author biographies, and more.

Company: Open Road Integrated Media Inc.

I worked there from 3/2016 until 7/2017

Copywriter - Product Descriptions/Marketing Content

Produce marketing content for an online boutique retailer offering high caliber, noteworthy classroom furniture, supplies and equipment.

Company: Tomorrows Classroom

I worked there from /2015 until now

Freelance Writer

Transfer words onto paper (i.e., the screen) in a wide range of styles and from many different points of view - from the serious to the absurd. Former and current clients include: • Frommer's, Inc., a popular international travel guidebook series (Editor) • Educatius International (Copywriter) • ElaineNordby.com, Execuitve Career Coach (authored website content) • Orogami, I Love IT School and Teatro Mancinelli, et. al. (editing/translations from Italian to English)

Company: Freelance Written Word

I worked there from /2010 until now

Blogger

Stories focused on life experiences, acute observations and strange happenings as seen through the eyes of a scrappy American woman living abroad in Italy.

Company: Orvieto or Bust

I worked there from /2010 until now

Travel Writer/Contributor

• BrowsingItaly: "An Insider's Guide to Orvieto", Nov. 6, 2013 (one of the highest traffic on the site to date) • Walks of Italy: "How to Find the Perfect Agriturismo in Umbria", June 16, 2016 • ItalianNotebook: "Er Core de Roma: Pigneto", Jan. 20, 2014 • BrowsingItaly: "Modena To Parma: The Italian Food Valley", Jan. 10, 2017 • Bootsnall Travel: "Acqua Pura: Rome on Tap", Nov. 27, 2011. (Awarded 'Best of 30 Days of Travel..') • This Boundless World: "Off The Grid: San Francisco's Food Truck Craze", Sept. 19, 2012 ....and more

Company: Various Travel Publications

I worked there from /2010 until now

Journalist/Travel Writer

Hotel Reviewer

Company: The Telegraph UK

I worked there from 8/2017 until now

Languages I Write In

Content I Write

Recommendations

We need recommendation for a guide for 1-2 days.

We need recommendations of where to stay and where to eat. We are from San Francisco

PHIL SIEGLE, My wife and I are coming to Orvieto for 3 days in mid April