Lynda Brendish

Los Angeles, CA USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I most often cover marketing, media, technology, and the convergence of the three. I also often write on sustainability, entrepreneurialism, the eco beauty industry, and non-profits.


Copy Editor
2 Years
3 Years
3 Years


Business (general)
3 Years
5 Years
3 Years


Mainstream Feature Film
5 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
3 Years
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

7 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

NZ Marketing magazine (6-10), Good magazine (6-10), NZ Retail magazine (3-5), (1-2), Idealog magazine (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Manifest Digital (1-2)

Other Work History

Oxfam New Zealand - 2011-2013: Media and Communications Coordinator. Responsible for national media campaigns, including humanitarian appeals, in-field story gathering, social media, and media strategy. Beacon Pictures - 2006-2009, Santa Monica, CA - Story Editor. Worked on development of feature film screenplays set up with major studios and independent financiers. Worked with writers, directors and producers to get the scripts to greenlight.

Technical Skills

Video editing (Avid), screenwriting (Final Draft)


Freelancers union

Computer Skills

MS Office, Open Office, OSX, Windows, HTML, basic CSS, Final Draft,


laptop, iPhone camera, audio recorder,

Work Permits & Visas

Eligible to live/work in UK, New Zealand, USA


provided on request

Work Samples

Magazine writing

(Good magazine (NZ) 10/26/2016)
A profile of humanitarian worker Ingrid Macdonald.
(NZ Marketing Magazine 10/26/2016)
Covers the state of the newspaper industry in New Zealand in the immediate aftermath of a major rebrand/relaunch of the nation's largest newspaper.
(Idealog 10/26/2016)
The swift rise of an online pop-culture magazine from two 21-year-olds in Auckland.
(Good magazine (NZ) 10/26/2016)
What's really in your anti-wrinkle creams and do they do what they promise?
(NZ Marketing Magazine 1/1/2013)
Explores the role of hard data versus creative inspiration in modern marketing.
(Idealog 10/26/2016)
Discusses the rise of maker spaces in New Zealand with particular focus on one Auckland hacker space.


(Idealog 10/26/2016)
Advertorial to promote the financial strategy and management of Hayes Knight and their client Windowmakers' subsequent growth and success.
(Idealog 10/26/2016)
Advertorial showcasing key candidates for a Steinlager Pure Futures campaign, awarding local startups grants and mentors.

Online writing

( 5/1/2011)
Covers the attractions of Mexico City for's Top 29 travel destinations for 2011.
(Good magazine (NZ) 10/26/2016)
Covers beauty chain Lush's New Zealand launch of its West Papua campaign in conjunction with NGOs fighting for freedom in that country.
( 4/17/2013)
Discusses the Dove Real Beauty Sketches in context of empowerment marketing and its treatment of women in the supply chain.
(Oxfam New Zealand 8/9/2012)
Describes the types of responses Oxfam uses in a humanitarian crisis to ensure the needs of those affected are met. With particular focus on why cash for work programs are used and to what purpose.