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Agatha Zarzycki

Content, Magazine & Newspaper Writer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationBerlin, Germany
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Editor - Editorial Assistant

About me

I am a Polish Canadian who recently moved to Berlin after living in South Korea and traveling Asia for the last year and a half. Currently a freelance writer, I have written for Avenue magazine, BOLD magazine, the Calgary Herald, Where Calgary magazine and more.

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Skills

  • Travel Writing
  • Food Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Magazine Writing
  • Editing
  • Beauty Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Lifestyle Writing
  • Fashion Writing
  • Adventure Writing

Work history

Currently

Writer

Various Newspapers & Magazines

Jan 2015
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Freelance
  • • Pitches interesting and timely story ideas to different editors • Writes human interest stories and articles on several topics, ranging from fashion to city life to dining, with proper grammar and composition suitable for the tone of different publications • Interviews successful individuals, listens carefully to their stories and expertise, and explains specific vocabulary the interviewees use in a way that most readers can understand

Currently

Content Writer

Crowd Content

Sep 2014
  • Victoria, Canada
  • Freelance
  • • Writes engaging blog posts about various topics including beauty, dating, travel and health to help companies grow their social media campaigns • Uses SEO keyword strategies for higher rankings • Includes research with dependable sources, personal experience, as well as management and client requests in blog posts to reach target audience • Satisfies clients with high quality content, fast turnaround times, and professionalism • Maintains an ‘exceeded expectations’ quality level

2017

English Teacher

Busan Metropolitan Office of Education

Feb 2016 - Feb 2017
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Full Time
  • • Prepared teaching materials and lesson plans for 21 English classes per week (approximately 35 middle school students per class), the biweekly English Speaking Club, and two English camps per semester • Judged the English Speech Contest, assisted with the Newspaper Club, and created voice recordings for other English classes • Assisted with making and marking midterm, final, and speaking test questions

2015

Editorial Assistant

Where Calgary Magazine

Jan 2015 - May 2015
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Internship
  • • Pitched creative story ideas and wrote articles about city life for Where Calgary magazine and for the Tourism Calgary visitor guide • Wrote blog posts for the Where Calgary website • Prepared intelligent and thoughtful questions to interview successful Calgarians • Fact checked for accurate and up to date information • Assisted with spelling and grammar edits

Education

2012

Exchange Program

University of Waikato

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Major: Writing Minor: English Literature

2014

Bachelor of Arts

University of Victoria

Sep 2009 - May 2014
  • Victoria, Canada
  • Major: Writing Minor: English Literature

Awards

2017

Short Story Award for New Writers, Honorable Mention

Glimmer Train Press

  • My short story, "The Catcher," earned the title of Honorable Mention