Freelance Travel Writer
Working on a commission basis with an expertise in contemporary culture in Turkey. My writing has been published in Kinfolk, Brownbook, Travel + Leisure, CNN Travel, Wallpaper* and Conde Nast Traveler among others. I’m also the author of my own guidebook, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Istanbul.
Freelance Content Editor at LOST iN
July 2019-January 2021
Wrote the LOST iN Istanbul city guide-zine. Also acted as editor and writer for the LOST iN Cooks, Veggies and Sweat editions and regularly updated the City Guide App and Instagram.
Freelance Contributor at Culture Trip
June 2016-May 2018
Researched and wrote around 500 articles about Turkey (as well as Albania and the Lake Constance region) in the areas of travel, gastronomy and culture.
Content Editor at Soho House Istanbul
January 2015-July 2015
Researched, wrote, commissioned and translated features for Soho House’s members-only website House Seven-Istanbul. Also acted as producer for Istanbul Made, (an Istanbul print guide for Soho House members), which included contacting interview subjects, setting up photo shoots and guiding the London team around the city.
Freelance Editor and Translator at Bone Magazine
June 2014-December 2014
Researched and wrote short online articles about books, art and culture. Translated the magazine’s city guide apps from Turkish to English.
Senior Editor and Writer at The Guide Istanbul
March 2012-May 2014
Managed editorial team; researched and wrote magazine features and front of book content; edited magazine listings and features and implemented edits on InDesign; wrote magazine advertorials; researched and wrote articles for the website (mainly restaurant reviews); attended press events; updated social media on a daily basis (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare); attended Google SEO training; kept up to date with the city’s openings and news through media as well as independent city exploration; translated 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