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Tekla Szymanski

Specializes in: Writing & Editing (online and offline); Front-end web development; Content Management & CMS input; Content Strategy; German-English-German translations; Social media branding; Blogging; Web site critique

Topics: women's issues; politics; arts & culture; tech and new media

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790 Riverside Drive
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New York, NY  
Phone: 347-5960570
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Work has previously appeared: Magazines, newspapers, domestic and foreign-language media; websites, web campaigns; social media; e-newsletters; blogs Clients: New York Women in Communications; mail.com; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Jewish Museum New York; Medium.com; Aufbau New York

Old Media and New Media Meet. I am a content strategist and front-end web developer, a multilingual journalist, writer and editor (both offline and online). Good content matters, across platforms and across cultures — no matter the medium.

Many journalists have both feet firmly planted in new and old media by now. I acquired those skills early on, however: I hand-coded my first website in 1995. What sets me apart is that I am a journalist with traditional editorial values at heart, who is eager to embrace new technologies to drive and develop good content. And sometimes, less is more. I am creative, easily adapt to new challenges, a quick study who gets things done. I take ownership but am a humble team player at the same time.

These are exciting times for communications: Old media hold value. New media add value. This is not an either/or situation. Offline and online media won’t work on their own. We need both, and I bridge the gap.

Last updated: 10/18/2016 (-131)

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