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

Experience

2019 – present  A Cold Case Diary: Anne Frank
  • Media specialist & historical researcher
  • Online media manager (website, social media)
  • Head of in house IT
2011 – present     Freelance journalist & media consultant
2017 – 2019    PR & Marketing More Eyewear & Your Eyewear
2017 – 2019  Writer and children’s book consultant Zwart op Wit Bookstore
2017 – 2018    Editor and text writer Castle de Haar: Films & stars in De Haar
2014 – 2018     Extra’s coördinator
  • The Missing, season 3 – also production assistant (producer: BBC)
  • 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– 2017    Bookseller and online media manager 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.
  • Reporter National Arts Festival South Africa
2010     Betram&Brood bakery
2010     Online marketing employee Leylines
  • Writing marketingblogs, keeping up PR-lists (Twitter, internetpages and Facebook), making final reports for costumers
2009 – 2010     TNT courier (Diemen)

Education

2017: PADI Open Water Diver
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
  • Specialisation: Magazine, Cultural Journalism
  • Electives: South-Africa, Radio Reports
2012:  Rhodes University South-Africa (minor)
  • Courses: Journalism, Classics, Afrikaans
  • Inkwenkwezi Volunteers (Helping young Xhosa-children learn English)
2004 – 2009: HAVO Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam
  • 2009 MSA writing contest (fiction) – 3th place

Knowledge of computarisation

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Acrobat Pro
ArcGIS 9.3
Dalet
Final Draft
Final Cut Pro
HTML
MM Scheduling
Microsoft Office
Netlogo 6.0.1
Twine

Languages

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

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