Freelance Writer at Gestalten (Berlin, Germany)
Researching and writing text for Gestalten’s publications.
Freelance Writer at Brownbook (Dubai, UAE)
Profiling of notable personalities/institutions from around Turkey.
Freelance Editor at The Culture Trip (London, UK)
Responsible for the research and writing of all travel and culture content about Turkey.
Freelance Writer at World of Falconry (Istanbul, Turkey)
October 2015-January 2016
Scriptwriter for World of Falconry, a documentary series exploring the tradition of falconry around the world. Responsibilities include: preliminary research of countries and their falconry traditions; joining production team on shoots and presenting host with gathered information and necessary lines; writing the documentary script and voiceovers.
Content Editor at Soho House Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey)
January 2015-July 2015
Responsible for: all Turkish and English content for Soho House’s members-only website House Seven’s Istanbul section, including researching, writing, commissioning, and translating features; preparation of monthly event descriptions in Turkish and English; preparation of weekly newsletter in Turkish and English; and translation of media coverage from Turkish to English. Also acted as producer for Istanbul Made, (a printed Istanbul guide for Soho House members) which included contacting interview subjects, setting up photo shoots, ordering products for photo shoots, and guiding the London team around the city.
Freelance Editor and Translator at Bone Magazine (Istanbul, Turkey)
June 2014-December 2014
Research and writing of short online articles regarding books, art, and culture as well as translation (Turkish to English) of Bone Magazine’s city guide apps.
Senior Editor and Writer at The Guide Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey)
March 2012-May 2014
Responsible for: managing the editorial team; researching and writing magazine features and front of book content; editing magazine listings; editing magazine features and other content and implementing edits on InDesign; writing magazine advertorials; researching and writing articles for website (mainly restaurant reviews); attending press events; updating social media on a daily basis (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare); Google SEO training and implementation; translating necessary Turkish materials into English; keeping up to date with the city’s openings and news through media as well as independent city exploration; translating the annual The Guide Bodrum issue from Turkish to English.
New York University- Steinhardt (New York, NY, USA)
Master of Arts in TESOL, 2010-2011
Syracuse University- Newhouse School of Public Communications (Syracuse, NY, USA)
Master of Arts in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism, 2008-2009
Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL, USA)
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Minor in Philosophy, 2004-2008
John F. Kennedy School (Berlin, Germany)
American High School Diploma, 2000-2004