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Sylvia Mendoza of Mendoza Communications has been a freelance writer for various types of publications for 25 years. She can write for your publication — international, national, regional, local, trade and in-house — and offer expert research, coverage and writing of your assignment.


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BAJA TRAVELER
Aleph Alighieri: Diving into the Creative
Underwater photographer, Aleph Alighieri, takes his passion and brought Mexican getaways, like Cabo San Lucas, to life.
 
HISPANIC OUTLOOK IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Ingrid Betancourt: Even Silence Has an End
When political activist Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped by Columbian revolutionary forces and held hostage for six years, she learned about an inner strength she never knew she had. She held onto that core to help her survive some of the most traumatic and heart wrenching experiences of her life.
 
HISPANIC OUTLOOK IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Transition From Classroom to the Boardroom
When college graduates head out into the business world, first impressions matter—whether at a business lunch or at an interview. Judy Davidds-Wright, Founder of Distinguished Professionals, Sue Fox of Etiquette Survival and Sandy Punch, Career Center Director at Cal State San Marcos, all developed
 
HISPANIC OUTLOOK IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Patricia Santana: Coming of Age
When her brother returned from Vietnam, author Patricia Santana’s teenage world turned upside down. Dealing with the heartaches her large family went through, Santana brings them to life in her first novel: Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility—the coming-of-age story of Yolanda Sahagún.
 
HISPANIC OUTLOOK IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Martinez Joins Cutting Edge Dental Team at Western University
Hoping to inspire a new generation of dentists to think of individual patients, be culturally aware and offer holistic treatment brought Dr. Timothy Martinez to Western University from Harvard to become the Associate Deal of Community Partnerships. He hopes to connect the school and the students to their community, looking even deeper to work with the underserved and underrepresented.
 
HISPANIC OUTLOOK IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Josefina Lopez: Celebrating Curves, Latina-ness and the Power Within
When playwright JosefinaLopez was just nineteen, her play, Real Women Have Curves was made into a movie. Ever since then, Lopez writes to break stereotypes of women, Latinos and other underrepresented “minorities” to give them a voice—and a chance to be real.
 
HISPANIC OUTLOOK IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The Heart-stopping Journey of Sonia Nazario
Pulitzer-prize winning L.A. Times reporter Sonia Nazario took the trip of a lifetime on El Tren del Muerte (the Train of Death). It was part of her five year research as she braved the route that nearly 50,000 children from Central America take every year to find their mothers in the United States. Many try numerous times. Many never make it. Her newspaper series led to her book, Enrique’s Journey.
 
KIDS’ WALL STREET NEWS
Keeping a Promise
Oral Lee Brown took a first grade class in Oakland, California, under her wing and made them a promise—if they graduated from high school, she would find a way to fund their college education.
 
LOS ANGELES HERALD EXAMINER
Jailhouse Love
Why did Barbara Wood marry Lawrence Bittaker, a convicted serial killer? She is not the only one to marry a man sentenced to Death Row…
 
OUR CITY SAN DIEGO
The Judge’s Classroom

San Diego Superior Court Judge Frederick Link invites high school seniors to his courtroom—and scares them straight with the consequences of their actions once they turn eighteen. He asks them to make the right choices because juvenile hall is no longer an option.
 
ROMANCE WRITERS’ REPORT
What I’ve Learned From the Big Boys
In writing fiction, I’ve learned some valuable lessons from some of my favorite male authors: Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, John Grisham and Michael Crichton. Their love of telling a story is at the core of their writing success—and can inspire others to stay true to their voice.
 
SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
Former Clown Can Still Hear Those Laughs: San Marcos Man was Bozo, King of the Funsters
For 25 years, Bob Bell donned the costume that made children laugh and made him known as the clown of all clowns—Bozo the Clown. Based in Chicago, The Bozo Show reached more than 4,000 markets around the world… and Bell became a legend.
 
SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
Walk Man: Van Phillips’ Amazing Feet Prove Empowering
When Van Phillips saw the speed boat fast approaching, he dove underwater, but he dove seconds too late. His foot was cut off by the propeller—and his life changed forever. An athlete, he took the agony of painful prostheses and developed his own prototypes for athletes—and Flex-Foot was born.
 
SIEMPRE MUJER
Madre de Hoy Column

El Poder del Activismo
The power of activism is taught at a young age. What you can teach your children about giving back.
(Written in English; translated in-house) 
 
SIEMPRE MUJER
El Poder de la Mujer
Women Who Inspire
Ten celebrity Latinas from all walks of life were interviewed; all have made a name for themselves in their careers—and have made an impact on communities, organizations and individuals dear to their hearts. (Written in English; translated in-house)

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Journalist Sylvia Mendoza talks about her love of the written word and how she escapes from the daily desk job.

 

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