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Name: Linda Leestemaker
Date of birth: 28-07-1992
Nationality: Netherlands
Drivers license: yes


2014 – 2016: University Leiden. Master Archaeology
08-05-2015: Emergeny Response Officer
15-04-2015: Basic safety VCA
2009 – 2013: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Faculty of Journalism
2012:  Rhodes University South-Africa (minor)
  • Inkwenkwezi Volunteers (Helping young Xhosa-children learn English)
2004 – 2009: HAVO Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam
  • 2009 MSA writing contest (fiction) – 3th place


2017 – present    PR & Marketing manager More Eyewear & Your Eyewear
2017 – present    Editor and text writer Castle de Haar
  • Editor and text writer for the summer/fall exhibition 2018 Films & stars in De Haar
2017 – present   Online media manager Zwart op Wit Bookstore
  • Blogger en online critic
  • Consulting function in the future social media strategy, and in acquisition of new YA and Children’s books
2011 – present     Freelance journalist & media consultant
2014 – 2017     Extra’s coördinator
  • Hollow  – also 1st A.D. (producer: WeMakeVR)
  • Get Lost  – (director: Mirjam de With)
  • Het leven is vurrukkulluk – (director: Frans Weisz)
  • Celblok H, season 4 – also assistant production manager (producer: Fiction Valley)
  • A Real Vermeer – (director: Rudolf van den Berg)
  • Prey– also 3th A.D. (director: Dick Maas)
  • Free State – also production assistant (director: Theu Boermans
2013– present         Leest&Maakt ‘t
2013– 2017    Bookseller and head online media Zwart op Wit Bookstore
2014 – 2015     ARCHOL Leiden
  • Washing of archaeological finds.
  • Excavation A12VEG (Late Prehistory/Stone Age)
2013 – 2014     Publicity assistant Publishing house De Bezige Bij
  • Publicity assistant Non-Fiction and Translated Literature
  • Website, newsletter, public relations with authors and press.
2013     Online editor Quest Braintainment (internship)
  • Online articles (interviews, reports, weekly item ‘Today in…’, HTML, and newsletter
2013     Amsterdam editor Metro Holland BV (internship)
  • Interviews, reports, news, weekly page on nightlife in Amsterdam
2011 – 2013
  • Reporter on film, art, travel, music, and books.
  • Reproter National Arts Festival South Africa
2010     Betram&Brood bakery
2010     Online marketing employee Leylines
  • Writing marketingblogs, keeping up PR-lists (Twitter, internetpage’s and Facebook), making final reports for costumers
2009 – 2010     TNT courier (Diemen)

Knowledge of computarisation

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
ArcGIS 9.3
Final Draft
Final Cut Pro
MM Scheduling
Microsoft 2010
Netlogo 6.0.1


Dutch: native speaker
English: fluent in speech and writing
German: moderate in speech
French: basic in understanding and reading

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