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Barbara Kastelein

bkastelein@gmail.com

  • 2020 — present — P/t writer, editor and translator for palabra, a multimedia platform which focuses on the Latino community in the USA (palabranahj.org)

  • Sept 2015 – Feb 2017 — Consultant and writer for The Chic Collection
    The Chic Collection Marketing Management LLC, PO Box26500, Dubai, UAE

  • June 2015 – August 2015 — Travel writer for The Nile Guide (San Francisco, USA).

  • October 2007 – December 2009 — Mind Tools, writer of podcasts (book reviews).

  • July 2007 – October 2007 — freelance journalist and writer (author of anniversary book on Las Brisas Hotel, Acapulco).

  • July 2006 – June 2007 — freelance journalist and writer (of Anniversary book on the Fairmont Pierre Marques Hotel in Acapulco).

  • October 2004 – January 2005 — freelance journalist and writer of chapter “The Beach and Beyond” in the book Holiday in Mexico (Duke University Press).

  • 2003 — freelance journalist and writer of Mexico Chic (Bolding Books).

  • 2002 – 2004 — freelance journalist with a weekly travel column in the International Herald Tribune, and a monthly travel column in BBMundo, on travel with kids.

  • 2001 – 2002 — freelance journalist and author of a weekly travel column in The News website. Contributor to Travesias and Gato Pardo magazines, hotel column and food column Mexico Business magazine, contributor to Business Mexico magazine.

  • 2000 – 2004 — reporter INER (International Environment Reporter), Bureau of National Affairs in Washington, USA and writer for Fodor’s travel guides (Gold Guide Mexico, Healthy Escapes, Central America).

  • January 1999 – March 2000 — Editorial Assistant, The Toronto Star.

  • Autumn 1998 – Jan 2000 — freelance journalist (Automotive News, and Plastics News) and reporter for Mexico Business magazine.

  • Oct 1995 – summer 1998 — full time worker at The Mexico City Times, editor of the Arts Section and author of the travel column “Travel Talk”.

  • January 1995 – June 1995 — Lecturer Thames Valley University, a course on Women’s Studies and Literature.

  • October 1993 – December 1994 — Fundraiser and welfare worker for FPWP, Women in Prison, London.

  • September 1990 – spring 1994 — PhD Popular / Post-Feminism and Popular Literature, University of Warwick.

  • September 1990 — 1991 — Manager of small London bookstore, Chener Books in East Dulwich.

  • Jan 1990 – Aug 1990 — Press Office Assistant, The Spastics Society (now Scope), Regent’s Park, London.

  • Aug 1989 – Dec. 1989 — Researcher, Drury’s Advertising Agency, Hatton Garden, London.

  • Sept 1987 – June 1989 — Undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature, King’s College London. First Class Hons.

  • Languages:
    English, Spanish (fluent), French (rusty), Dutch (impressionistic)

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