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Name: Linda Leestemaker
E-mail: leestemaker@gmail.com
Date of birth: 28-07-1992
Nationality: Netherlands
Drivers license: yes

Education

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

Experience

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     CLEEFT.nl
  • 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
Dalet
Final Draft
Final Cut Pro
HTML
MM Scheduling
Microsoft 2010
Netlogo 6.0.1
Twine

Languages

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

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