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Stefan Kielbasiewicz

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Copy Editor - Translator


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About me

I am a multilingual writer, editor, translator and poet with experience at renowned magazines such as Harper's and Prospect, and am currently blog editor at Asymptote Journal.


  • Ceative Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Literary Criticism
  • Poetry
  • Polish Language
  • Fluent French
  • Italian Advanced
  • Russian Language
  • Literature Translation
  • Feature Writer

Work history


Blog Editor

Asymptote Journal

Apr 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I curate Asymptote's daily blog, which involves commissioning pieces about translation, organising the blog schedule on various digital platforms, and editing and proofreading each piece to conform to our style guide, as well as writing my own reviews and articles.


Editorial Assistant


Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • During my two week internship at Prospect, I copyedited, proofread and fact-checked pieces for the upcoming issue and coordinated with editors to make sure that the copy in the print layout matched the original content plans.


Editorial Assistant

Harper's Magazine

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • As an editorial assistant, I was tasked with researching content for the "Readings" section of the magazine, rigorously fact-checking the Harper's "Index", proofreading each issue before going to print, and contributing to editorial meetings regarding writers' pitches. I gained crucial career advice from respected editors and have also maintained a good relationship with the magazine over the past year by doing freelance research and publishing translations in their issues. I have also made fact-checking an integral part of my editing process.


Editorial Assistant

The Brooklyn Quarterly

Aug 2015 - Nov 2016
  • San Francisco, United States
  • Internship
  • During my time with The Brooklyn Quarterly, I wrote a feature for one issue, wrote weekly updates for the blog, and was put in charge of submissions.



MA Creative Writing Poetry

Royal Holloway, University of London

Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • With scholarship funding, I was able to pursue my passion for writing poetry by studying with some of the most well-known contemporary poets. I was given the time and the space that I needed to dedicate my energy to writing and to share ideas about poetry with my tutors and peers. I also became fluent in writing academically about poetry, writing mostly about experimental and documentary poetry, as well as its relation to photography.


BA (Hons) English Literature, 1st Class

University of York

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Three-year degree in English, covering the most important periods in English literature, from the medieval era to contemporary, global writing across many different genres, including fiction, poetry, film and architecture - allowing for an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature.



New Poet's Prize

The Poetry Business

  • Winner of the New Poet's Prize 2017, with publication in The North and a pamphlet forthcoming from The Poetry Business.