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Anastasia Ashman

Anastasia Ashman

Cofounder of a Social Web Training Company; Curriculum Designer

GlobalNiche.net

Writer/Editor/Producer Specialized in Digital Formats | Social Community Builder | Amplifying Women’s Voices Worldwide

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GlobalNiche.net

Cofounder of a Social Web Training Company; Curriculum Designer

Social web training and online community building for individuals and organizations. Effectively navigate the digital age and use your online presence to meet your offline goals.

Our network-activating system (delivered in a 6-step multimedia program with online study group) will open your eyes to your existing assets and the potential of online spaces. You’ll emerge with a customized digital media strategy and an award-winning global community-building practice to keep you moving forward.

We're a social web training company teaching content marketing/personal branding/platform-building to individuals and groups. We offer training content & support in a virtual community environment so you can find your best digital tools and incrementally build a professional online presence to achieve work/life fit. We show you how your online presence can meet your goals as both an ideal personal culture & a global network. We combine 25+ years of expatriate lifeskills with our pro backgrounds in culture, media, psychology and info tech.

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Bryn Mawr College

Chairwoman of Alumnae Admissions Committee for Turkey

Interviewing local applicants and liaising with the admissions office, representing the college at academic fairs.

THE LIFE CO

Web Content Strategy & Creation for International Well-Aging Spa

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Anastasia Ashman productions

Writer/Producer

Writing a Memoir
21 ASTRIDS
Authored 120,000 word nonfiction book about my best friendship with a multiple personality who was aided in the discovery of her own disorder via online discussion groups in 1994 and whose experience helping design a first-person shooter video game was a therapeutic experience of exterminating her own demons. Work-in-progress, represented by Foundry Literary + Multimedia, NYC.

Writer for Online and Print Publications
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER and others, including NatGeo’s 6,000 word “Places Of A Lifetime” package for Istanbul and designing 3 original walking tours; NatGeo’s interactive map of Istanbul’s historic district.

Writer for Various Online and Print Publications
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, VILLAGE VOICE, CORNUCOPIA

Copywriter for Figurehead Travel Service
BARAN TRAVEL
Category-making web marketing copy for a new kind of travel agency that invites magnetic personalities to serve as unencumbered trip leaders while their work peers and classmates cement social and professional bonds.

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expat+HAREM productions

Founder, Editor & Curator of Online Community for Global Citizens; Producer of Live Cultural Events

I provided the worldwide audience that surfaced around my book Expat Harem an online place to meet and discuss our common interests. The result was 175 discussions, 2800 comments. Curated a web series on Istanbul’s year as the European Capital of Culture, coproduced a podcast roundtable discussion on our creative solutions to hybrid identity.

Producer of Live Cultural Events for International Professional Communities
GLOBAL NOMAD SALON at the Four Seasons Hotel with Janera.com, among others

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Writer's Desk

Cofounder Of Startup Building An Online Business Dashboard For Writers

Oversaw the design and building of a web-based writing tool inspired by my experience as a freelance writer. The online service provides a business dashboard in the cloud, a foundation for writers to get organized by recording revisions, tracking submissions, compiling market information and registering rights and income. 

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INTERNET WORLD

Online Editor & Deputy Business Editor Of Trade Magazine

Conceived, pitched, researched, reported, wrote and edited daily webstories and occasional print pieces on Internet technology and e-business, specializing in e-publishing, website usability, spam and privacy issues, online marketing, customer relationship management, and breaking industry news.

Moderated e-publishing panel at our Los Angeles convention, advised PENTON MEDIA’s eBook World trade show director on future of business.

Networked and represented magazine at events organized by Wall Street and Internet industry analysts like Henry Blodgett. Brought talent to publication: Introduced top photographers and illustrators, identified and interviewed cover subjects.

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Asian media companies

Producer of Multimedia; Writer & Photographer; Web Development

Producer of Multimedia Dome Theatre Exhibit for National Planetarium
MALAYSIAN MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Researched & wrote script on the astronomic demise of the dinosaurs as found in the geologic record, supervised staff of 20 scientists, reported to astrophysicist Dr. Mazlan Othman. Designed surround-sound effects and music, supervised sound recording, programming for a 20 Minolta projector system, wrote study guide for schoolteachers to accompany the exhibit which ran five times a day in two languages.

Writer & Photographer for Print & Online Publications; Ad/News/Entertainment Agencies; Web Concept Development
Dow Jones' FAR EASTERN ECONOMIC REVIEW, and THE ASIAN WALL STREET JOURNAL
Conceived, pitched and reported arts and society stories.
GOING PLACES
Contributed to global leisure publication with monthly circulation 1.3 million on six continents.
SPIDER
Copywriting for Kuala Lumpur advertising agency.
SYGMA HONG KONG and THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ASIA PACIFIC
Wrote and photographed advertorial photo-essay “Disney in Asia” for international news & entertainment agency and its client.
FLAMINGEAST.COM
Development of own business concept, a web portal for Southeast Asia mixing pop culture with historical references.
iAGORA.COM and others
Wrote for international, cultural websites.

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Myself

Construction Project Management

MY OWN 14-ROOM HOUSE IN A KUALA LUMPUR SUBURB

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PIERRE COSSETTE PRODUCTIONS

Production Office Manager & Assistant to Executive Producer of TV, Film, Theatre & Music

Right-hand woman to Hollywood legend, executive producer of the live-televised GRAMMY AWARDS for National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and general partner of Tony Award-winning Broadway theatre productions. Coordinated Will Rogers Follies road company opening in Los Angeles, establishment of permanent company in Branson, Missouri, in association with Lee Iacocca. Critiqued, synopsized and reviewed submissions of theatrical and television material.

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METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER

Contract Administrator for Major Motion Picture Studio

Conducted business affairs for above-line talent: actors, directors, producers and writers. Legally cleared scripts for production, coordinated contractual credits, liaised with ratings authority Motion Picture Association of America and post-production department; synopsized lawsuits for General Counsel’s office.

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VARIOUS PRODUCTION COMPANIES

Story Analyst and Screenwriting

Critiqued screenplays, including for THE CANNON GROUP as actor CHUCK NORRIS’s preferred reader. Created joint venture with novelist Jennifer Lawler and adapted her novel for screen as THE MERCENARY’S TALE.

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JOHN D. SANFRATELLO & ASSOCIATES at MODERN TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC.

Associate Producer of Television Commercials & Network Pilots

Conceived, pitched, researched and wrote treatments for Fox Television series pilots on paranormal phenomena, and confrontational talk show hosted by New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark, subject of the 1989 film “Lean On Me”.

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WIESER & WIESER Authors’ Representatives and Book Packagers

Director of Operations of Literary Agency

Computerized and managed operations, instituted Paradox database for tracking manuscript submissions to publishing houses, and scheduling book production. Synopsized and critiqued manuscripts and book proposals, liaised with film and television executives regarding screen rights to literary material. Discovered Steven Paul Martini's debut novel THE SIMEON CHAMBER and novelist Jennifer Lawler.

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THE BETTMANN ARCHIVE

Photo Researcher & Rights Administrator At World’s Largest Newsphoto Library

Researched from 11 million images for news outlets, and United Press International wire service, liaised with clients, darkroom, messengers; negotiated and granted use of images by all major magazines, newspapers and book publishers, film and television producers and other news and entertainment media sources worldwide.

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American Film Institute

Film Producing course

Bryn Mawr College

AB, Classical Greek, Roman and Near Eastern Archaeology

Intercollegiate School for Classical Studies, Rome

Classics, Art History, Topography