Education

 

Master of Arts: Journalism. 2004 – 2005

University of Western Ontario   [London, Ontario, Canada]
Graduated with high honors and received multiple academic scholarships.

Honors Bachelor of Arts: English Literature, Visual Art. 1999 – 2004

University of Toronto   [Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
Graduated with honors and was awarded a scholarship for achievement.

Other studies:

German levels A1-C1 (Volkshochschule Berlin, 2008-2010)
Course in Central European Politics (Masaryk University, Czech Republic, 2006)
Course in Advanced Feature Writing (Ryerson University, Toronto, 2005)


 

Professional Experience

 

Staff Writer, Where Berlin Magazine. Oct. 2013-present (part-time)

Researching, writing, and editing at least six features and shorter articles a month for an English-language Berlin tourism magazine.

Lead Communications Writer, Paper & Tea. May 2014-Dec. 2015 (part-time)

Conceptualizing and creating a variety of written and visual content for a high-end Berlin tea company, such as product copy, content marketing, website copy, newsletters, and social media posts.

Managing Editor, Sugarhigh Magazine. Nov. 2009-April 2013

Wrote the majority of content for a daily newsletter covering culture and events in Berlin, copy-edited all texts, managed all aspects of publication, and conceptualized and upheld the publication’s editorial vision and style.

News Reporter, The Prague Post. July 2006-Aug. 2007

Researched and produced news articles and features on everything from politics to pop culture for the Czech Republic’s only English newspaper.

News Reporter, The Toronto Star. May 2005-May 2006

Reported print and web stories for Canada’s most-read newspaper, primarily police and crime stories. Also contributed lifestyle and research-driven news features to other sections of the paper.

 

Freelance Clients

 

Writing

  • Portfolio Magazine (dining feature for Emirates airline’s in-flight magazine)
  • Anxy Magazine (infographic)
  • Roads & Kingdoms (feature article)
  • Slate (feature article)
  • Narratively (feature article)
  • The Cleaver Quarterly (feature article)
  • Artnet News (art review)
  • The HUNT Guides (Berlin guidebook – published Nov. 2016)
  • Zitty Magazine (food section, in German)
  • Expedia.co.uk (Berlin expert for travel blog)
  • The Toronto Star (European correspondent)
  • Siegessäule magazine (regular column)
  • Companion Magazine (interview)
  • Exberliner Magazine (features and food writing)
  • NPR Berlin (“Berlin Stories” radio feature)
  • The Prague Monitor Magazine (feature-length travel articles)
  • Nerve.com (interview)
  • The Toronto Sun (travel article)
  • Avalon Travel Publications (contributor to “Moon Germany” travel guidebook)
  • CHRW Radio London (short radio features)
  • The Look magazine (fashion and music features)
  • Scene Magazine London (music and book reviews)
  • The London Free Press (news articles)

Copywriting & Editing

  • HERE Maps (marketing materials, internal communications materials)
  • Heidelberger Kunstverein (art exhibition catalogues)
  • teNeues Publishing Group (copy for corporate publishing project)
  • Logistics Alliance Germany (website copy, newsletters)
  • Manna Communications GmbH (trade publication advertorials)
  • PEAK Creative Leadership GmbH (presentations and website copy)
  • Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator (company blog and brochures)
  • TEDxBerlin (marketing communications, newsletter)
  • eobiont GmbH (ad slogans, website copy)
  • Upnext Ltd. (marketing and website copy)
  • Premium Exhibitions II GmbH (marketing communications)
  • LayTec AG (ad copy, marketing communications)

Translations

  • LogisticNetwork Consultants GmbH (newsletter and marketing materials)
  • SEEK Magazine (fashion article translations)
  • Royal-Events GmbH (website translation)
  • TEDxBerlin 2013 magazine (full-length event magazine)
  • Goldrausch Künstlerninnenprojekt (exhibition catalogue, ISBN 978-3-941318-27-4)
  • eobiont GmbH (marketing materials, website content)
  • Sal de Ibiza GmbH (product materials)
  • Red Onion GmbH (agency presentations and proposals)
  • Berlin Metropolitan School GmbH (educational and marketing material, legal contracts)
  • Atmosgrad GmbH (atmosgrad.com website)
  • Kuttner + Kahl Landschaftsarchitekten Gbr (kuttner-kahl.com website)

 

Languages

  • English – native speaker
  • German – full professional competency (C2 level)
  • Mandarin Chinese – advanced (B2 level)
  • French, Italian, Czech – advanced beginner (A2 level)