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Maggie Parker

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Freelance Journalist

About Me

I am a journalist working in NYC. I currently work as a freelance writer and editor for various publications. Specialties: Writing, editing, client communication, social media, basic HTML, public speaking, entertainment coverage, singing, acting.

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Airlines/Aviation

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Apparel & Fashion

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Cosmetics

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Entertainment

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Fine Art

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Food & Beverages

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Hospitality

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Leisure & Travel

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Luxury Goods & Jewelry

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Motion Pictures & Film

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Performing Arts

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My Writing Samples

Before I Say 'I Do,' a Word to the Exes

As people continue to congratulate me on becoming a bride, I’ve realized I don’t deserve all the credit. I couldn’t have gotten to this point without you.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/fashion/weddings/before-i-say-i-do-a-word-to-the-exes.html

Going to Bat for Rwanda

In 1994, one of the most gruesome massacres of the Rwandan genocide resulted in more than 2,000 deaths at the École Technique Officielle. Today, on the same site, the Rwanda cricket team encourages cohesion in a country marred with conflict. When cutting the grass of this forgotten field in 1999 to start playing their “gentlemen’s game,” former refugees and founding members of the Rwanda Cricket Association uncovered the remains of genocide victims.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/03/going-to-bat-for-rwanda.html

The post-wedding blues are real. Here’s how to handle them.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes depression. Wait … that’s not how it’s supposed to go.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2018/07/11/the-post-wedding-blues-are-real-heres-how-to-handle-them/

Timothée Chalamet Says 'Don't Do Drugs' Isn't the 'Direct Message' of Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet’s latest movie Beautiful Boy definitely paints an ugly picture of drugs, but that wasn’t his goal.

https://people.com/movies/timothee-chalamet-says-dont-do-drugs-isnt-the-direct-message-of-beautiful-boy/

Lake Bell’s Lessons on Love and Women in Film

“Sh*t gets really messy when it gets real.” That statement can be applied to pretty much anything in the world … but in this context, actress, writer and director Lake Bell is talking about marriage. “When it does, you have a choice to do the work and stick with it, and I think that’s a very brave path,” Bell told Paste when we spoke with her about her new film, I Do … Until I Don’t.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/09/lake-bells-lessons-on-love-and-women-in-film.html

Hotel Intel: Terranea Resort, Los Angeles

Thanks to movies and TV, Southern California is full of faces and places you’ll recognize, and Terranea Resort is one of them. It’s kind of a big deal, but unlike the rest of Los Angeles county, Terranea doesn’t gloat.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/04/hotel-intel-terranea-resort-los-angeles.html

Lady Gaga's mom missed 'warning signs' of her daughter in 'crisis'

Lady Gaga‘s mother, Cynthia Germanotta, is still navigating her way through parenting, even though her two daughters, Stefani (the pop star’s given name), 32, and Natali Germanotta, 26, are grown and successful, to say the least.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/lady-gagas-mom-missed-warning-signs-daughter-crisis-thats-hard-pill-still-live-swallow-205056273.html

Experience

Freelance Writer and Editor

I specialize in travel and entertainment but have also covered lifestyle topics like love and health. I have written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, DuJour Magazine, TIME, Time Out New York Kids, Celebrated Living, Men's Health, Women's Health, Men's Fitness, AskMen, Refinery29, Modern Luxury, Maxim, and others.

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 10/2013 until now

Reporter and Writer

Celebrity interviewer and entertainment writer.

Company: PEOPLE Magazine | PEOPLE.com

I worked there from 12/2013 until now

Assistant Travel and Health Editor

Assigned, edited and wrote stories for Paste's health and travel sections.

Company: Paste Magazine

I worked there from 1/2015 until 8/2017

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