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Natasha Burton

I am a writer, editor, author, copy writer, writing consultant and SEO content creator with over 20 years of industry experience. Before freelancing fulltime, I worked for Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, People magazine and, a women's lifestyle site partnered with MSN and Hearst magazines that I helped launch.



I’ve also written or contributed to over six books on dating, relationships and weddings, assisted high-profile brands and personalities to create content (including ghostwriting books and articles) and taught writing at the university level.

Professional Experience

Self-Employed | Santa Barbara, CA | 2012-Present


Contribute articles to various online and print publications, including Northwestern Mutual (formerly LearnVest), Healthline, Brides, Livestrong, Maxim, Woman's Day,, StyleCaster and many others; work with lifestyle brands and PR firms to create content and web copy for clients, develop SEO-optimized articles. 



BLOGGER + FEATURE WRITER | Remote | 2012 -2013


One-year, part-time contract: Contributed original features, personal essays and daily news write-ups for magazine's re-launched website on topics ranging from politics and sex to health and weddings.



The Huffington Post | Beverly Hills, CA | 2012


Wrote 75 articles in first three months of full-time employment, contributing personal essays, op-eds, as-told-tos, slideshows, human interest stories and reported features to the site’s Weddings and Divorce sections; edited content for both sections.



RELATIONSHIPS EDITOR | Santa Monica, CA | 2010-2012


Helped facilitate site launch, created monthly edit plan for relationships vertical (the site's biggest traffic driver), contributed to site-wide editorial planning and worked to secure placements on's homepage and lifestyle section.



People | Los Angeles, CA | 2006-2008


Earned bylines on breaking news cover stories for reporting, including the Virginia Tech shooting and Britney Spears’ divorce; notable interviews included Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, John Legend and Kim Kardashian. 


PROFESSIONAL WRITING University of Southern California 2007–2009



JOURNALISM / THEATER University of Southern California 2002–2006



I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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