Tayana Kessler

Zurich, Switzerland
Website: http://www.mediabistro.com/tayanakessler
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Professional Experience

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.

Expertise

Writer
7 Years
Other, Specify
11 Years

Specialty

Environment & Nature
2 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers
7 Years
Travel
7 Years

Industries


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
7 Years
Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
8 Years
Advertising agency
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Family Magazine (10+), Montgomery News (10+), 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

Technical Skills

Adobe, IWeb

Foreign Language Skills

French, Croatian, German, Italian

Computer Skills

Mac OS 10, Windows, Microsoft Office, IWeb, Adobe Photoshop, IPhoto

Equipment

MacBook, Audio Recorder, Nikon D50 camera, Dell Laser Printer/Scanner

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. (Naturalized) Citizen, Canadian Citizen, B-Permit Switzerland

References

upon request

Associations

International Women's Writing Guild, Parenting Publications of America, ASJA Associate Member

Work Samples

General

(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 kids to apply themselves and excel in whatever they decide to tackle in their lives.
(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.
(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.