Name: Linda Leestemaker
Nationality: Netherlands
Drivers license: yes


2020 present     Content specialist & copywriter, Dustin


2011 – present     Freelance journalist & media consultant
2019 – 2020     A Cold Case Diary: Anne Frank
  • Media specialist & historical researcher.
  • Online media manager (website, social media)
  • Head of in house IT, archival work
  • Support of author regarding fact checking and editorial work
2014 – 2020     Extra’s coördinator
  • A Cold Case Diary (Thijs Bayens) – tevens data handling (producer: Endeavour)
  • 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
2017 – 2019    PR & Marketing More Eyewear & Your Eyewear


2017 – 2019  Copywriter and consultant childrens fiction/YA Zwart op Wit Boekhandel
  • Copywriter and resident blogger (website now offline)
  • Consultant sales children’s fiction and Young Adult
2017 – 2018    Editor and text writer Castle de Haar
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
  • 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)



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
Final Draft
Final Cut Pro
MM Scheduling
Microsoft Office
Netlogo 6.0.1


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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