Tayana Kessler

Kirchbodenstrasse 40, Thalwil, Canton Zurich, 8800 Switzerland
Website: http://www.mediabistro.com/tayanakessler

Professional Experience

As a published freelancer, for the last fifteen 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 ten 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.


15 Years
Other, Specify
10 Years


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


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

Total Media Industry Experience

25 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, some Spanish

Computer Skills

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


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

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



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.
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.
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!
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.