cigdem duysal

Istanbul, Turkey

Professional Experience

Do you want to know more about TURKEY? about ISTANBUL? or, about ANTARCTICA? I am the person for you. After working as a Marketing Director for two major global companies, I have decided to pursue a career in writing. Home was San Francisco, CA until I moved to Turkey. After travelling all over the world, I made ISTANBUL, TURKEY my home 10 years ago. I am now a native of Istanbul. Anything about this city that needs to be written up is my niche. And, I just returned from a month long journey to ANTARCTICA. I travelled South of the Antarctic Circle, and made 15 landings. I have extensive photographs and notes on all aspects of Antarctica as I experienced it. Travel writing is my niche.


Account manager
15 Years
Book Author
1 Year
3 Years


Consumer Products
15 Years
3 Years
Women's Issues
3 Years


Academia Teaching
10 Years
Marketing (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
15 Years
PR (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

3 Years

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Sony Corporation (10+), ESBAS (1-2), Microsoft Corporation (10+)

Foreign Language Skills

Turkish, fluent

Computer Skills

B.S. degree in Computer Science