was an amazing team member in a fast moving campaign. Her work was
thorough and well written. She added a new dimension to the group
and fit well into the rapidly changing demands of the project. She
is highly recommended as an asset to anyone lucky enough to work
showed her creativity, reliability, flexibility, judgment, and all-around
superior website skills when we worked together. [It] required Tekla
to function independently but as part of a far-flung team working
on a rush project to build and support a content-rich advocacy website.
Her professionalism is impeccable. I highly recommend her for any
a time touted as an "either-or" situation new media
versus old Tekla has launched a business that very wisely
marries the two. I met Tekla about two years ago through New York
Women in Communications and have been impressed by her vision, dedication,
talent and willingness to seek out a solution to every situation."
skills and talents are vast, as well as precisely specialized and
interconnected; however, what impresses me most about her is her
deep desire to problem solve for the greater good of society, media
and communications. Meetings are always better with Tekla in them
because shes someone we can always trust to not just get the
job done, but to do it the right way because she truly wants things
to be the best they can be. I love having Tekla on our team and
would recommend her for any organization looking for someone whos
essentially drama-free with immense skill and mindful dedication.
is a committed individual, extremely knowledgeable and highly creative.
She brings a wealth of knowledge to anyone's organization.
is extremely intelligent, resourceful and hardworking. Oh, and did
I mention she speaks 5 languages? She's also dedicated and pays
strict attention to detail."
is an excellent reporter. She has interviewed prominent women such
as Helen Thomas and Arianna Huffington, developing provocative questions
to ask and framing the answers into interesting and readable articles.
She is highly intelligent, very well informed, and a pleasure to
work with. Her articles are always on time and meet the editors'
requirements for length, style, etc. I can recommend her highly.
can do it all: She can write well, edit perfectly, and understands
how the content works in the context of the web. Because she's knowledgeable
about the workings of Web sites, her content is right on the mark.
And she's a pleasure to work with, because she's so smart and a
really nice person.
consulted me on my company's Web site. We're an international company,
targeting Fortune500 companies. She provided me with quick and accurate
feedback that helped me fine-tune our message. She's quick to understand
how to best convey a message in a succinct, easy to follow way.
Tekla understands the target audience and is able to tailor the
writing to best convey the essence of the story.
has the ability to know what the right story is for the moment.
Her coverage of the Middle East was always a step ahead of the rest.
Her editing abilities enabled her to transform very complicated
issues into articles that resonated with young and old, from around
have a deep and abiding admiration for her as a person and professional.
She is a thorough researcher and a clear and elegant writer. She
is practical she can install a telephone line or trouble-shoot
HTML code but she is also passionate and principled. In a
team, she asks the tough questions that need to be answered, but
she pulls together to get the job done.
Old and New Media Meet.
am a multilingual communications' professional with broad
domestic and international expertise. I bridge the gap between
new and old media and various cultures, helping you to get
your message across.
you want to:
brand yourself online?
learn how print and web should interact?
strengthen your social media presence?
develop or improve your website?
move your offline message online?
launch web campaigns?
a multilingual writer and editor (German, Hebrew, French,
Italian) with newspaper, magazine, new media and radio
someone with a true global outlook?
a professional journalist to observe how political
and social trends are perceived abroad and uncover news
that have yet to surface here?
both old and new media, I can help. Good content still
all Editorial Services available or request
a quote for your editorial needs.
Offline/online editing, writing, online publishing, web
design and content conceptualization, development and
Extensive domestic and international newspaper, magazine,
new media and radio experience
Scripting (client and server side)
Incorporating social media (Twitter, Facebook, Blogs etc)
in web campaigns to enhance print media; moving offline
Lived in Florence, Paris, Berlin and Tel Aviv; now based
in New York
Profound understanding of global affairs, macroeconomics,
international media, modern art, women's issues
Fluent in English, German, Hebrew; Italian and French
HTML, XHTML, basic XML; CSS; PHP and MySQL; Ajax, LAMP
Photoshop; QuarkXPress; Adobe Contribute, Drupal, Coremedia and other
CMS; Wordpress; Twitter and other social media platforms;
Google and comScore Analytics; video editing (Windows Live Movie Maker); audio editing (Audacity); PC/Mac platforms and
a little on UNIX.
Cultural/political expert in Western Europe, the Middle
East; American and German Jewry; American-Israeli and
US Homepage editor for this email/news portal
of NYWICI's Communications Committee, Web Development Committee,
Career Development Committee and Digital Media Committee.
Regular contributor to NYWICI's print newsletter Connect
(formerly The Matrix) read
2005 and Fall
2006 issues here and to NYWICI's Web site (sample
as well as its blog.
Involved in the organization's Web site development and
launched, maintain and provide content for 100+ page Web
site encompassing cultural, social, and political topics
written in German, English, and Hebrew.
QUARTERLY, Frankfurt, Germany
USA Correspondent / Columnist
Provide commentary and analyses on issues related to American
Jewry, German-Jewish-American reconciliation and American-Israeli
Recent pieces include coverage of the U.S. presidential
race and the American-Jewish vote.
Trustwomen.org Web campaign,
launched in 2011
launched in December 2009 by the Women's Media Center
Content Developer, Editor and
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM
OF ART, New York, NY
editor in the museum's editorial department (books,
Web Designer and Content Manager
THE NEW YORK TIMES WEEK
IN REVIEW, New York, NY
Conducted research on the German-language press reaction
to the abuse in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad; provided
visuals for the supplement's May 9, 2004, issue.
Write articles on cultural topics for this literary monthly
magazine. A recent article
for the June 2004 issue analyzed the heated discussion in
Israel over a controversial book by a former Israeli military
guard on the conduct of Israeli soldiers at Gaza checkpoints.
INTERNATIONAL RAOUL WALLENBERG FOUNDATION, New York,
and Public Relations Advisor
LEO-BAECK INSTITUTE, Jerusalem,
Author of the chapter on German-Jewish immigration to New
York in the 1930s (Der
Aufbau: 'Unser Aller Tagebuch') for the Institute's
German-language annual publication Jüdischer Almanach
(release date: October 2005, Suhrkamp Verlag, Germany).
Op-ed Master Class, Mediabistro,
Diploma in Journalism (print media, radio, TV)
School of Journalism, Tel Aviv, Israel
Editor for Middle East and Western Europe
PRESS REVIEW Magazine, New York, NY
Correspondent for worldpress.org
more than 30 years, World Press Review was the only English-language
magazine giving readers a firsthand look at the issues and debates
that occupied the world's newspapers and magazines. WPR
published its last issue in May 2004.
upon publications around the globe, and a network of correspondents
in dozens of countries, WPR illuminated the issues that
barely saw the light of day in the mainstream U.S. press. It translated,
reprinted, analyzed, and contextualized the best of the international
press from more than 20 languages.
the international foreign-language media in five languages, translated
and wrote Western European and Israeli press reviews for a monthly
nonprofit compendium of international news and commentary, circulated
among 80,000 readers worldwide.
Expanded coverage of European and Middle Eastern affairs. Drew
early attention to Germany's economic downturn. Increased coverage
of the Palestinian/Israeli peace process.
Increased the use of online and alternative news sources from
Israel and Western Europe.
Wrote in-depth analyses on foreign affairs and major breaking
news stories for its Web site, including coverage of how the Western
European press reacted to George W. Bush's election and the war
Conceptualized, edited, and fact-checked features and cover stories
and copy-edited in QPS.
Editor, then Managing Editor
German-Jewish biweekly, New York
was the only German-Jewish publication in the U.S.A. Founded in
1934 by German Jews who had fled Germany into exile in New York.
It ceased publication in 2004. Managed
the day-to-day production and generated content, supervised editors
Wrote commentary, feature articles, and foreign news analyses
in German and English on cultural, political, and social affairs.
Supervised a team of three editors and served as writing coach
to five interns.
Initiated and implemented the modernization/computerization of
Established new target audience in Europe of younger, non-Jewish
Launched the paper's first Web site.
financial daily, Israel
Single-handedly edited six international news pages for Israel's
#1 daily financial newspaper.
Expanded copy on global
macroeconomics and world affairs from two to four pages.
@ Telegraph, financial daily, Israel
Scanned wire services (Bloomberg/Reuters/dpa/AP), tracked breaking
news, and translated articles from French, German, and English
into Hebrew for this financial daily.
In charge of graphic design,
visuals, layout, and setup of four foreign news pages.
Member of the team that
set up the foreign desk, which went on to number five editors.
Represented foreign desk
on op-ed page with analyses of macroeconomics and international
@ Radio Galei
Scanned foreign TV channels and chose news items for radio broadcast
on world desk.
and recorded news and feature stories and prepared them for broadcast.
Specialist at the station on European
(German, English, French into Hebrew)
Translated feature articles from British, U.S., German, and French
publications into Hebrew for this daily newspaper.