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Derya Aktas | Elance
Last Sign-in: Dec 9, 2014

Derya Aktas

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I have always been passionate about documenting in words, photography and writing but I were equally as passionate about creating through painting. So I decided to paint adjacent to journalism. Curiosity feeds my soul and the need to be inspired and inspire others permeates everything I do. As a (freelance) journalist, I have the need to portray a different image, shed light on the unknown and discover hidden gems around the globe. My areas of interests differ depending on the story, but travel,- culture,- and societal stories tend to catch...

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Skills (10)

Digital Marketing
Digital Media
Social Media
Social Media Marketing
Google Adwords
Google Analytics
Marketing Strategy
Creative Work


Journalist & Translator
2014 - Present
I'm in the Swedish editorial at Opoint's office in Tallinn, Estonia, where I help major Swedish and international companies to get an overview of their media image. My job is to write summaries...
Nordic Style Magazine
Contributing Writer
2014 - Present
Appen Butler Hill, Inc
Translator, Transcriber, Spell checker
2014 - Present
Sub-remote contractor for Australian company Appen Butler Hill. Work remotely on UK, US, and Swedish translating, transcribing and spell-checking.
The Swedish Bulletin Magazine
Freelance Journalist
2014 - Present
Swedish Surf Vikings p.50 - Scandinavian Surf Culture. Where to find the greatest surf spots. Interviews with two surf enthusiasts Fabian Ryd and Ted Sahlström and a segment about Swedish surf...
The Global Bucket List
Editor & Creator
2012 - Present
The Global Bucket List is a new up and running news-site, which aims to shed light on inspirational stories through interviews, articles, features and beautiful photographs. The Global Bucket...
Tibble Förskolor
Administrative Assistant
2014 - 2014
Administrative Assistant to the Principal of Tibble Förskolor (Tibble Pre-schools). I help out with paper work, update documents, do online content writing, editing etc.
Mediaanalys AB
Content Writer
2014 - 2014
I write content for Mediaanalys's clients.
HKM Publishing
Social Media & Editorial Intern
2013 - 2013
I interned at one of HKM Publishing's magazines called Totally Stockholm - a monthly issue covering the cultural sides of Stockholm. Written in English for English speakers and curious Swedes. I...
Ace Magazine
Music reviewer
2012 - 2013
Ace Magazine, emerged after the club manager at Klubb Ace, decided to start up a music news-site. From there on, was created. Our job is to review songs, albums, ep's, concerts,...
Intercruises Shoreside and Port Services
Travel Agent
2009 - 2013
Helped cruise passengers find luggage, checked them in, helped out as line directional, and made sure their documents were all sorted and finalized before check in. I've been working on the summer...
Freelance Researcher
2012 - 2012
Research information for Afa Press, that they will later on use in reports.
Frank Kommunikation
PR Intern
2012 - 2012
PR Intern at a Stockholm based company. I proofread documents, wrote PR reports, did media research, wrote media lists and held phone interviews.
The Local Europe AB
Journalist Intern
2012 - 2012
2 months Journalist internship
Nyheter 24
Entertainment Editorial Intern
2012 - 2012
It was a short internship (1 month). I got to assist with daily editorial work in the entertainment sections.
Stockholm Kurdish Film Festival (SKFF)
Festival Reporter & English translator
2011 - 2012
Responsible for website content and English translations, as well as contacting, interviewing, reporting, and updating during the festival's first year.
Stockholm Journal of International Affairs Blog
Web Editor
2011 - 2012
Held contact with writers, had control over emailing writers, editing articles, translating Swedish to English & vice versa etc.
Eniro AB
SEO / SEM Editor
2011 - 2012
Optimized website traffic, search word optimization, edited and added search words to create a better market for the client and visibility online.
SMC Field Marketing
Marketing Intern
2008 - 2008
I earned an internship together with 2 fellow class mates during my Media education in Upper Secondary Class, because of our good grades and shown interest. We got to be of assistance in the...


Uppsala University
One term course
Stockholm University
One term course
Stockholm University
One term course
Poppius Journalism Scool
Diploma in Practical Journalism
International IT College of Sweden
Gymnasium (Upper secondary school)
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