Hello! My name is Renata and I like to write.
I am a professional journalist and content
specialist with experience working for major
media corporations and brands across print and online platforms in São Paulo, Berlin and London.
My background is in journalism, but I also have extensive experience working in PR. For the past few years, I’ve been working with tech and digital brands that are changing their sectors, to get results that make a difference to a growing business.
I founded and run Read a Girl, a newsletter and Instagram page focused on promoting the work of women authors. Featured by Inc. and Mashable as one of the best newsletters of 2020, Read a Girl’s mission is to bring to light the work of amazing writers who, sometimes, get overshadowed by their gender.
I have a Masters degree in British Studies from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, focused on
media, culture and cultural management. In my master thesis, I wrote about the interaction between humour and journalism and its
implications in the way journalists report the news (you can read it here if you’re interested). I am a big enthusiast of creative work and am a Design Thinker trained by the d.school of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut at the University
Potsdam, in Germany.
On the personal side, I love reading (J.D. Salinger and Sylvia Plath have a special place in my heart); listening to music (don’t even ask me how many Wilco concerts I have been to, it’s embarrassing); and travelling (I can tell you the best place to eat shabu-shabu in Tokyo and which streets to avoid in Moscow).
I have 10+ years of experience working in newsrooms. I’ve served as a foreign correspondent covering foreign affairs, culture and tech. Read more here.
I’m a published author and also very into independent publishing. Here you can find some of the zines I’ve made.
PR & Comms
I develop PR & Comms strategies for tech companies and the ecosystem supporting them. I’ve worked with FinTech, HRTech, BioTech and others. Read more here.
I am a collage enthusiast and am always creating art works using paper and scissors. Here you can find some of the collages I’ve made.
Hire me for your next project!
I can help you with all things content, like creating a newsletter for your company or managing your blogs and articles; I can optimise your PR & Comms strategy; assist you in putting together an event; and many other things.
Read this to learn more about what I can do for you.