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Anna Spysz

Average rate
$50/hour
  • Joined August 2015

Freelance writer, translator, editor, tech journalist and all-around (digital) nomad. I also consult for tech startups.

  • Kraków, Poland
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Anna Spysz
Kraków, Poland

Worked with

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months

Services

Categories

Copywriting Content Design Public Relations Email

Experience

Summary

At the moment, I freelance as a writer, translator and consultant by day and am working on a top-secret startup by night. In the past I wrote a book (OK, half) and used to write a lot about startups for several publications, including one I ran myself.

Work history

Editor in Chief, Bitspiration News
Planned the launch and created the content of a new technology news website, recruited a team of freelance writers and staff copywriters, managed the regular publication of website content as well as a monthly newsletter and social media accounts.
Journalist, copyeditor
Contributing journalist and copyeditor for the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development's web.gov.pl project, a government-funded website dedicated to Polish technology and startups.
Copywriter and Translator
Copywriting and translating for Polish and CEE startups looking to expand into Western markets.
Editor in Chief
Chief editor of the only English-language newspaper in Poland, printed monthly with a circulation of 10,000. Duties included writing articles, interviewing and selecting journalists, assigning topics, editing and proofreading all articles.
Founder, translator
Specialize in Polish to English translation, as well as proofreading or copyediting already translated English text, both for American English (AP Style) and British English.

Portfolio

The Essential Guide to Being Polish

Being Polish is no joke, and amid all the travel guides and guides to Polish language, folklore,and customs, there is no single, comprehensive, reader-friendly and yet ever-informative reference on what it means to be Polish. Enter The Essential Guide to Being Polish.

Pieces written for Bitspiration News

All of the pieces I wrote as the editor of Bitspiration News, an online publication covering startups and technology in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.

Skills

Skills

writing copywriting editing Copyediting translation Photography photo editing consulting Travel graphic design HTML CSS

Tools

Photoshop Lightroom Word Bootstrap Wordpress Logic Reason Live OSX Microsoft Office iOS jailbreaking InDesign

Interests

Industries I love

Events Gaming Media Music PR & Communications Photography Science Tech Venture Capital

What I read

Books: Too many to name, but my favorite authors include Hermann Hesse, Murakami and Charles Bukowski. I also read about astrophysics for fun.
Publications: TechCrunch, Venture Beat, The Atlantic, Vice, Matter and other publications on Medium,

Side projects

Bitspiration (tech conference), SXSW (festival), Unsound (festival), New Century Classics (band), Preserved Sound (record label), Stage Scene (music zine).

Ideal team

I'm an introvert that works best on my own or in small teams of like-minded, creative and resourceful people. I do my best work when left to my own devices.