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  Tayana Kessler
Professional/Personal Overview
  As a published freelancer, for the last seven years I've creatively specialized in parenting topics and have also covered travel and adventure, health issues, the environment, gardening and cooking, food writing, as well as other lifestyle topics. I relocated to Zurich, Switzerland from Princeton, NJ about four years ago. Speaking four+ languages, having lived in 6 different countries, and having travelled extensively, I can provide a very unique viewpoint. Meticulous interview and research skills, quick turn-around, always on deadline. Reprints of my previously published articles are available.
Work Info
Writer 7 Years
Marketing & Marketing Research 11 Years
Environment & Nature 2 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 7 Years
Travel 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Family Magazine (11+), Montgomery News (11+), Northstar Travel Media (6-10), Albemarle Family (1-2), New Jersey Monthly (1-2)
Other Work History
Marketing and marketing research management in telecommunications corporate office and retail corporate office
Computer Skills
Mac OS 10, Windows, Microsoft Office, IWeb, Adobe Photoshop, IPhoto
Technical Skills
Adobe, IWeb
MacBook, Audio Recorder, Nikon D50 camera, Dell Laser Printer/Scanner
Foreign Language Skills
French, Croatian, German, Italian
Work Permits & Visas
U.S. (Naturalized) Citizen, Canadian Citizen,
B-Permit Switzerland
upon request
International Women's Writing Guild, Parenting Publications of America, ASJA Associate Member
MBA in Marketing from Loyola College (2002),
Institute of Children's Literature and Quality of Course writing courses
Writer's Digest Fiction Writing Course
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Family Magazine, 8/1/2008)
Learning a second or third language can give your child a clear advantage, as it not only stretches their mind intellectually, but can also stretch their understanding of other cultures. This article covers tips for how to raise bilingual kids, even in a monolingual household!
(Family Magazine, 5/1/2008)
Explores the link between physical activity and increased capacity for learning in children and adolescents. Includes comments from Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Little, Brown & Co. 2008) who was interviewed for the article.
(Family Magazine, 3/1/2008)
Cape May, America's oldest seashore resort, is a vacation spot that can easily satisfy the needs of every family member with its beautiful beaches, rich local history and multitude of recreational options. This article explores a sampling of fun, family-oriented activities as well as accommodations.
(Albemarle Family, 9/1/2006)
How ballet and other dance training helps to boost a child's self-confidence, self-awareness and work ethic in addition to the benefits of whole body conditioning and exercise. Professionals agree that discipline is one of the key benefits of any dance training, as it is this discipline that teaches
Contact Info
  Tayana Kessler

E-Mail: tykessler@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mediabistro.com/tayanakessler