Lisa Maloney

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Photographer, Technical Writer, Writer

Award-winning writing: Travel, outdoors, lifestyle, fitness/health, consumer reporting and profiles

Lisa writes conversational, informative and SEO-friendly content. She is the author of three guidebooks, including "Moon Alaska," which won a Silver Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also served as senior editor at Alaska magazine, worked as an editorial consultant for nationally ranked websites, and is a certified personal trainer with several thousand hours of hands-on experience.

Lisa's writing has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Via magazine, Backpacker magazine, Outside online, The Brand USA, Alaska magazine, Consumer Search, Shopsmart, Cheapism and many more. She is also fluent in Latin American Spanish.

When Lisa isn't researching and writing award-winning content or traipsing through the mountains at home and abroad, you'll find her teaching Irish dance, playing the fiddle or melodeon (a single-row button accordion) or, every so often, enjoying a quiet cup of tea.

Website: maloneywrites.com
Contact: lisa@maloneywrites.com

Specialties: travel, outdoors, lifestyle, fitness/health, consumer reporting and profiles
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Ad/Promotional Copy, Article, Blog Post, Buyers Guide, Checklist, Commercial, Ebook, General Photo, Guide, Interview, Landing Page, News Photography, Product Description, Press Release, Product Photography, Website Copy, Whitepaper, Case Study, Infographic Copy, Email Newsletter, Script
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Anchorage, AK, USA|English, Spanish
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Travel Writing

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Article
An Aurora Odyssey (Northwest Travel and Life magazine)

This feature article, published in Northwest Travel & Life's Nov/Dec 2018 issue, tells the tale of a week-long aurora hunting odyssey through Interior Alaska, including Fairbanks, Wiseman, Coldfoot and more. Includes original photography

November 1, 2018
moon.com
Ebook
Moon Alaska

This full-length travel guidebook (available both in print and as an ebook) won a Silver Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association in 2018.

adn.com
Article
Close encounters of the ursine kind near Wrangell
December 2, 2017
moon.com
Article
Best Small Towns in Alaska
June 21, 2017
matadornetwork.com
Article
Valdez, Alaska is the coolest little town you’ve never heard of. Here’s why
April 18, 2016
alaskamagazine.com
Article
Drive-up Tundra: 3 Easy-To-Access Spots Near Anchorage
May 25, 2017
adn.com
Article
This new Parks Highway campground is sure to become one of Alaska's most popular
May 25, 2017
moon.com
Article
5 Iconic Alaska Trip Ideas
June 13, 2017
moon.com
Blog Post
Seeing Alaska’s Northern Lights

This blog post covers everything you need to know about seeing Alaska's sometimes elusive northern lights, AKA the aurora borealis.

July 20, 2017
horizontravelpress.com
Article
Alaska Adventures
rootsrated.com
Article
The Modern Adventurer's Travel Guide: How to Do Alaska in 10 Days
July 15, 2016
matadornetwork.com
Article
9 incredible winter adventures to have in Valdez, Alaska
August 29, 2017

Outdoors Writing

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countrymanpress.com
Ebook
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes Around Anchorage

This second-edition hiking guidebook, available as both an ebook and a print edition, covers 50 hiking trails within a 30-minute drive of Anchorage, Alaska.

mountaineers.org
Ebook
Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska

This full-length hiking guidebook, available in both print and ebook editions, offers in-depth coverage of day hiking trails near Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley and the Kenai Peninsula.

rootsrated.com
Article
The 10 Best Hikes Near Anchorage
May 27, 2016
hiking.about.com
Packing List for an Overnight Hike
July 24, 2017
hiking.about.com
Essential Hiking Gear Every Beginner Needs
September 22, 2017
hiking.about.com
Article
What to Pack for a Short Hike

A starter packing list; what you should carry for short hiking trips.

May 17, 2018
hiking.about.com
Article
4 Things You Should Know Before Going on a Night Hike

Night hikes don't have to be scary -- but you should take them seriously. These four tips cover how to make nighttime outings safe and fun.

July 21, 2017
hiking.about.com
Backpacks By the Numbers: Sizing and Buying Guide
July 21, 2017
hiking.about.com
11 Fun Activities for Hikers
March 17, 2017
hiking.about.com
How to Try On Hiking Boots and Shoes
June 17, 2017
hiking.about.com
Moose Safety for Hikers
April 5, 2017
hiking.about.com
Article
Tips for Hiking Downhill

What goes up must go down -- and most hikers will tell you that downhill stretches are the hardest on their knees. Here's how to make those downhill trips easier.

April 9, 2017
hiking.about.com
How to Dress Properly for a Winter Hike: Basic Layering
December 17, 2017
hiking.about.com
How to Waterproof Your Feet With Plastic Bags
December 7, 2017
hiking.about.com
Where Do You Find Hiking Buddies?
September 13, 2017
hiking.about.com
The Best Ice Grippers for Hikers
December 14, 2017
hiking.about.com
Where to Buy Inexpensive Hiking Gear
August 24, 2017
hiking.about.com
What's in My Hiking Emergency Kit
January 17, 2018
hiking.about.com
Article
How to Hike in the Rain and Enjoy It
April 4, 2017

Profile Writing

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anchoragepress.com
Article
Conquering an Invisible Obstacle

A profile of the nonprofit Language Interpreter Center, which offers language access services to residents of Alaska.

October 15, 2015
anchoragepress.com
Article
One Book at a Time

A profile of Best Beginnings, a program promoting early childhood literacy, and its many lifelong benefits, in Alaska.

September 24, 2015
anchoragepress.com
Article
The love of high places

An in-depth profile of the young owners behind Alaska Mountaineering School, the only local franchisee for guiding climbers on Denali.

July 2, 2015
outsideonline.com
Article
Alaska Has a Moose Roadkill Problem

Following the nonprofit Alaska Moose Federation as they recover roadkill moose and deliver them to people and organizations that signed up to receive hundreds of pounds of free (but unexpected!) meat.

April 25, 2016

Buyers Guides / Case Studies

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reviews.cheapism.com
Buyers Guide
The Best Kids' Bikes for Every Age

A look at the best bikes kids will love, striking that delicate balance between great value, fun features and the safety features you may appreciate more than your child does.

January 14, 2019
thewirecutter.com
Buyers Guide
The Best Winter Boots

This buyers guide result from in-depth, hands-on testing of both men's and women's winter boots.

February 12, 2018
thewirecutter.com
Article
The Best Nonslip Traction Devices

Selecting the best non-slip traction devices for multiple uses, after extensive research and hands-on testing.

January 10, 2017
consumersearch.com
Case Study
Best Glucometers

This research-based case study showcases the best glucometers, taking into account medical studies, expert opinions and user feedback.

February 6, 2018
consumersearch.com
Case Study
Home Safe Reviews

This in-depth buyers guide / case study features the best commercially available home safes for a variety of uses.

August 16, 2017
consumersearch.com
Buyers Guide
Best Upright Freezers

A comprehensive research report and buyers guide on the best upright freezers for non-commercial use.

March 19, 2018

Health / Fitness / Wellness and Nutrition

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healthyeating.sfgate.com
Article
Do Lemons Provide Vitamin C Like Oranges Do?

All citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C — but how do they really compare? This breakdown of lemons, oranges, and other vitamin-C-rich fruits will clue you in.

December 6, 2018
healthyeating.sfgate.com
Article
What Are the Health Benefits of Spicy Food?

Hot, hot, hot! And healthy, as long as you can stand the heat. That's what you can look forward to if you eat habanero peppers, which can be 40 times spicier than their little cousin the jalapeno.

December 6, 2018
healthyeating.sfgate.com
Article
Can Too Much Ginger Be Harmful to the Body?

A look at ginger's nutritional content, how its pungent flavor can spice up favorite foods, and what might happen if you go overboard with it as a supplement.

November 19, 2018
livestrong.com
Article
How to Start a Personal Training Business

From a certified personal trainer with thousands of hours of hands-on experience, a look at how to get started in the fitness industry.

April 3, 2018
livehealthy.chron.com
Article
How to Measure the Circumference of Your Thighs

The number on the scale isn't the be-all, end-all of your health or fitness journey. Learn how to use a simple, inexpensive home method of gauging your progress toward your next fitness goal.

June 12, 2018
livestrong.com
Article
Pros & Cons of Being a Personal Trainer

This online article details the upsides and downsides of working as a personal trainer, written by a certified trainer with 4,000+ hours of hands-on experience.

December 5, 2017
precor.com
Article
6 Ways Personal Trainers Can Boost Their Hourly Rate
sheknows.com
Article
CrossFit is life-changing exercise
January 19, 2012
organic.lovetoknow.com
Buyers Guide
Best Organic Shampoos

A buyer's guide to the best organic shampoos on the market.

September 1, 2017
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