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Petra M.

Writer, Consultant and Presenter E: W:

I am a writer, consultant and presenter/moderator after having forged a successful international
career for more than seven years spanning legal, NGO and policy work. I write and blog mostly on
international affairs, culture, social issues and travel/lifestyle/tech trends. My consulting work
involves advising European and Australian businesses on media/PR strategy or commercial and
legal projects. With a highly engaging, quick- witted style, I am a talented presenter for cultural
events and industry conferences. Blending personal flair, integrity and passion in my work with
outstanding research capabilities, I can get to grips with almost any topic quickly.

Key strengths include: Communication, efficiency, versatility and creativity.

Employment Snapshot – Editorial, Consulting and Presenting

Since March 2010

• Contributor: Qantas Travel Insider, Running in Heels Magazine (UK), Finnair Magazine, AFG
Venture Group Newsletter
• Blogger: Sounds Like Me by Nokia, Kluster
• Co-author: Wrote, researched and edited book on contemporary commercial practices in
Germany and England with Partner from Wendler Tremml Rechtsanwälte, Berlin
(publication Spring 2011)
• Consultancies:
o Small World Social Media, Sydney- European market entry advice including
coordination of investment grant application and media strategy
o Cross#Contacts Agency, Berlin- creative strategy development for client in Telco
branch for Berlin Fashion Week Jan 2011
• Presenter/Moderator:
o Australian premiere of documentary film “A Name is a Name” (dir. Sigurjón
Einarsson), led Q & A with Director and Producer at Sydney State Theatre in front
of audience of 1000 (2010)
o Transitional Justice Seminar, Katholieke Universitet, Leuven (2009)
o International Human Rights Conference, University of Sydney (2004)

Legal and policy expertise

2005 – 2009: held roles as a litigation lawyer at a state government department and in private
practice and as a senior policy advisor at professional industry body.

1999 – 2004: Whilst at university, I undertook legal & public affairs internships at UN agencies in
both Sydney and Geneva and led international trade & development projects as a Summer
vacation legal trainee for the Australian Trade Commission in Lima, Peru.

English and Macedonian: Native Speaker
French and German: Fluent
Spanish and Italian: Advanced
Awards / Accolades
2010 Hubert Burda Media Young Creative scholarship; TEDxBerlin attendee
2001 Université de Genève scholarship for academic excellence
2001 University of Sydney scholarship for achievement in French

2005: Admission as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
2001- 2002: Université de Genève, Switzerland- studies in international law, women’s studies and
French literature. Dissertation topic “Enfranchisement of Swiss Women”
1999 - 2004: Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (French) degrees from the University of
Sydney, Australia
1998: Higher School Certificate (A-levels/Abitur/baccalauréat), Ascham School for Girls, Sydney
(Honour’s List for English, Modern History and French)

Australian and permanent resident of Germany.

MS Word Applications, Adobe, Mac and PC. German driver´s licence.

If you would like a complete version of my CV, kindly contact me.