Selene Benjamin


A freelance writer and editor for the last 20 years, Selene Benjamin started her career as a journalist with The Dallas Morning News. Working for the Metropolitan section, she honed her skills writing about the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and even got to write local restaurant reviews and human interest articles.


After the newspaper business, she jumped on the opportunity to move to New York City and enjoyed a brief stint in advertising. After a year-and-a-half in the Big Apple, Hollywood started calling her name so she packed up and headed west. This time online marketing found her, and she worked for a large internet company for a couple years before deciding to go out on her own and start freelancing.

Freelance Writing

Since deciding to become a freelancer, she's been writing and editing (as Selene Benjamin and under the byline Abby Vaun) about anything and everything. From marketing articles and fitness blog posts to ghostwriting about different types of golf cart windshields, she's done it all!

Freelancing has given Selene the opportunity to not just travel and meet all kinds of interesting people, but also to do what she loves most in the world – learn! (If you ever need to know about golf cart windshields, she's your gal!)

Most Recent Contributions by Selene Benjamin

9 Hashtags That Would Have Gone Viral in the '90s

Remember when # meant a telephone pound sign? No? Maybe that's because, in only a few short years, social media changed our worlds forever, ... Read More

9 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You'

Ah, puppy love. As our life-long companions, dogs are not just pets, they're our canine fur babies. And we know they love us...or do they? A ... Read More

Free Amateur Photography Contests

For all you weekend warrior photographers, it's time to put your money where your lens is. You can prove once and for all the time and money ... Read More

How to Talk Like a Southerner

So you wanna talk like a Southerner? And why wouldn't you? Nobody can resist that sexy, languid drawl. It's like butter slowly meltin' on Te ... Read More

The Do's and Don'ts of Planning a Second (Or Third!) Wedding

Just like "Ol' Blue Eyes" so beautifully sang, sometimes love is better the second (or third or fourth) time around. And what better way to ... Read More

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Selene Benjamin