Do you have a story to tell? Here's how I can help.***
Crafting effective copy is my strong suit. I've covered local and international events on behalf of news and consumer publications, from business and politics to travel, and written travel guides for expat communities.
Digital Content Creation
Original content is one of the best ways to bring new clients to your website or blog and provide resources for your readers. I can help you with photo and video editing, website creation, content curation, interviews, and listicles.
Editing + Proofreading
Sometimes, we all need a fresh pair of eyes, and I can catch any details you've missed. I'll read and revise your press releases, web copy, video captions, and blog posts to keep your online presence polished and perfectly punctuated.
Social Media Management
Social media is constantly changing. These days companies can reach beyond their communities and share content, help customers, and grow their outreach. I can help you keep connecting through effective social media management.
ABOUTMelissa is a freelance writer and editor published in well-known publications online and in print, including Time Out London, The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Film Criticism Collective, The Filipino Expat, Tales Magazine, Token Magazine, Brixton's Live Mag, and Philippine Daily Inquirer.
She studied English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating with a First.
She is Editor at Tales Magazine (a non-profit arts magazine) and the UK correspondent for British-Philippine relations at Washington based newspaper, the Inquirer.
As a hobby, she shares travel tales on her blog, illumelation.
Say hi - melissa.legarda[at]gmail.com
LifestyleSisig, supper clubs and Barrio fiesta - Time Out London
Europe's first 'dirty ice cream' parlour is London's hottest sweet spot - Inquirer Authors mull over Philippine fiction and journalism in the ‘strongman’ era - InquirerBrothers bring Filipino food to London’s once scariest place - Inquirer
A chat with Hamza Hawsawi, the 'X Factor’ Mideast winner - Inquirer
Asia's Crimson Addiction - The Huffington Post11 Reasons to Travel with Coconut Oil - The Huffington PostSpring-Time London: The British Way - The Filipino ExpatEdinburgh, Elephants, Afritada and Harry Potter? - Inquirer Global Home for Christmas - The Filipino Expat What Travel Taught Me About Adaptability & Loss - Thought Catalog
Film + Pop CultureSecrets of the Sea: "The Pearl Button" Review - Yamagata Film FestivalEven the Caresses Hurt Me: “Sonata for Cello” Review - SineScreenDoes the friend zone really exist? - Live Mag UKWhitewashing: The Dark Side of Hollywood - Live Mag UKHDTV and the Death of Artistic Integrity - SineScreen