Aly Brown

Author | Copywriter | Journalist | Editor

Greetings from the East Bay Area! My name is Aly Brown, and I live with my family in a rural town just outside of San Francisco.

As a published and represented author (BookEnds, LLC) and a newspaper journalist and copy editor, I see the world as a place full of stories. The best part of being a novelist is creating them, but the best part of being a journalist is sharing the ones that already exist.

With a passion for words, style guides and crossing out errant commas, I can match brand voice while communicating complex information in digestible prose. I have over 10 years of editorial experience, and my background also entails freelance writing and editing; SEO and content marketing; website design, upkeep and troubleshooting; and project coordination.

United States of America

Portfolio

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The Streets of Brentwood purchased by Chicago-based Fairborne Properties

Ownership of The Streets of Brentwood recently changed, and while the ink is still drying on the contracts, residents and tenants alike hope the shift will breathe new life into...

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The Urban Edge opens at Walnut Boulevard

A farm stand along Walnut Boulevard has returned to local hands, and the owners have big plans for creating a truly organic Brentwood offering to health-conscience locals. The...

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Byron Union School District superintendent resigns

"Last night, the board made some difficult decisions in an effort to stabilize the district budget. These cuts along with March layoffs will bring the budget to a qualified...

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Ally Jenkins receives a third lung transplant

East County's own Ally Jenkins recently became the 27th person in the world to receive a third lung transplant, and she has big plans for the future.

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Celebration Center Senior Day Program offers new senior coffee hour

In an effort to cultivate a sense of community for seniors and caretakers, a group in Brentwood will now host senior coffee hour every Monday. Open to the public, the weekly...

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The rising cost of East County officer overtime

With populations in cities throughout East County on the rise, crime rates are often placed in the spotlight along with the cost to put officer boots on the streets. Brentwood,...

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Trust merger to protect farmland

A recent merger between two land trusts focused on farmland protection has garnered support and hope from East County farmers. When Kathryn Lyddan, former executive director of...

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Fostering careers in agriculture with First Generation Farmers

As the spring sun warms the soil, First Generation Farmers (FGF) digs into new and established programs intended to cultivate the next generation of farmers. One back by popular...

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HR not just the hiring and firing department

The human resources (HR) department is a critical partner for many businesses, but the best-practice strategies of this industry have shifted over the last five to 10 years. HR...

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7 Bay Area Spots for Your Next Airbnb Stay

While it's now a well-known name across the world, 10 years ago Airbnb was nothing more than an idea set into motion by co-founders Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky, who inflated...

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New fitness business Barre Beat now open in Brentwood

While some women go on to shatter glass ceilings in the corporate world, others are making leaps as entrepreneurs. For Kandyce Jones-Olson that proverbial business leap was also...

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Golden eagle population soars in East County

Locals know beauty surrounds them at every turn, but what many don't realize is their home is also a habitat unlike any in the world. Elements present on the East County side of...

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Sneaking a peek at Brentwood's new library

The Brentwood Library Foundation and the City of Brentwood recently hosted tours of the work in progress at the corner of Oak and First streets as part of the library's...

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Pushing the Plot Forward-Tying (and Trimming) Loose Ends for a Tidy Finish

By Alythia Brown, @AlyConnerBrown Part of the How They Do It Series Tying up all the loose ends in a plot requires the right balance between too loose (where the ending isn't...

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Immigrant Day 2018 provides advocacy and support

Individuals, families and advocacy groups from all over the state gathered at the capitol this week for Immigrant Day 2018, and Contra Costa County was represented among them....

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Longtime Oakley school district volunteer Fred Lambert remembered

The Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) recently lost a beloved 93-year-old volunteer, but for those who knew him, he was so much more - a funny, hard-working...

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Injured gosling gets a second chance

Life for an injured gosling could have ended not long after it had begun if it wasn't for the help of human strangers and a dedicated couple who now serve as Mom and Dad....

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The Grammar Chicken: Helping Writers Write

By Alythia Brown, @alyconnerbrown Part of the How They Do It Series JH: Something fun and informative today, as Alythia Brown returns to the lecture hall with her Grammar...

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If it walks like a duck

Mother and daughter Maylon and Karina McCoy were out for a walk in downtown Brentwood with their pet duck, Silly, when we at The Press noticed them on Monday afternoon....

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Byron Union School District teachers, community protest district cutbacks

Teachers, parents and community members gathered at Bixler Road and Highway 4, Thursday, May 31, to protest the financial state of the Byron Union School District (BUSD). The...