Local Lady: Allena Tapia

Photo BY Erika HodgesEducating the Public and Changing the WorldWriter, Editor and Translator at Garden Wall Production, LLC Allena …

Photo BY Erika Hodges

Educating the Public and Changing the World

Writer, Editor and Translator at Garden Wall Production, LLC

 

Allena Tapia’s goal in life is to make the world a better place. And by using her writing skills and other unique talents, she’s doing just that.

Tapia graduated from Michigan State University, where she studied English, Spanish and education. She began her career by editing and writing full-time for MSU and Lansing Community College. In 2005, the Internet was becoming more popular, and Tapia saw an opportunity to bring the Internet and her editorial skills together by creating her own business. She created Garden Wall Production and has been operating her business for more than 10 years. Garden Wall Production provides written communication for anything that a client could want or need. In addition to running her own business, she is also the editorial manager for Adelante, a cross-cultural, quarterly magazine that focuses on the health, education and well-being of the Lansing community.

“We do a lot of work for education, social justice and intercultural content providers,” said Tapia. “We have a lot of English to Spanish work and have contractors in Mexico, Cuba and Madrid to help the Spanish sound more local.”

Tapia enjoys writing about social justice and uses her talents to work on making the world a better place. When she’s not working, she spends time with her two teenage children and volunteers her time at the Waverly Education Foundation.

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