Kay Xander Mellish

Communications Specialist

  Present.   CEO, KXM Group, a provider of English-language communication services to companies in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Media project management, copywriting and social media content.
  • English voice-overs and voice-over script consulting.
  • Online videos and basic video editing.
  • Creative development of HowToLiveInDenmark.dk.
    American English voice artist and owner at AmericanVoice.dk, a provider of English voiceovers in Copenhagen, Denmark. AmericanVoice.dk specializes in corporate video, e-learning and ads. Sample
  • Social media content provider for AmericanVoice.dk's Twitter feed and Facebook page.
    English copywriter and journalist, PerfektEngelsk.dk, offering website text revision, sprogvask, and original copy and articles to companies in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sample

      2012-2013.   Head of Content and Senior Manager, TradingFloor.com, Saxo Bank's online community for people who like to trade forex, equities and commodities.
  • Acquired, developed and edited content for online community.
  • Worked with designers and programmers to create site's 'look' and turn a one-way blog into a two-way community.
  • Created social media strategy to publicize community.
  • Shot and edited analyst interview videos for use on the site.

  •   2010-2012.   Social media specialist and videographer at Carlsberg, the world's fourth-largest brewery group with 43,000 employees.
  • Producer of creative internal video to help make Carlsberg employees in 140 countries feel like part of the global Carlsberg Group. Sample
  • Principal writer for the @carlsberggroup Twitter feed, which includes photos and video.
  • Guest lecturer in internal corporate video at Denmark's Mediahøjskole.

  •   2002-2010.   Corporate communications professional at Danske Bank, Denmark's largest financial institution.
  • Editor of Danske Magazine, a news and feature publication distributed to 22,000 employees of the Danske Bank Group in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and the Baltic countries. The magazine was named one of the top 3 corporate magazines in Europe in 2008. Sample
  • Journalist contributing regular news features to the company's daily Intranet. Sample
  • Producer, editor, and English-language voiceover for corporate news videos.Sample

  •   2000-2001.   Client contact and project manager at Emerge, a Danish developer of interactive products for the web and for mobile phones; Araneum, a Copenhagen-based web house where I helped create a video Intranet for MTV Europe; and Bitflip Interactive Group, a small New York City agency providing websites and other new media tools for corporate and magazine clients.

      1998-1999.   New York creative team for primetime content at ABC.com, the ABC television network website. Sub-editor and headline writer for ABCnews.com.

      1997-1998.       Associate producer of "The Morning Show" on WBIS television in New York City; followed by freelance work at CNN and Fox 5 local news. Screened video feeds, selecting shots and sound bites. Line-produced CNN updates, running show from control room. Wrote general news and business stories.

      1992-1996.       Reported for Dow Jones Markets, a 24-hour real-time financial news service. Wrote breaking news and feature stories. Promoted from copyreading position, where I edited the work of others, helped coordinate worldwide coverage of breaking news, and supervised New York night staff of four. Work appeared in the print Wall Street Journal and on wsj.com.

    Freelance Writer

      1995-present.   Text, images, design, and development of xmel.com.
  • This website featuring my short stories and cartoons has been the subject of more than 50 news stories, including features in the New York Times and People.
  • The site's Facebook fan page has nearly 500 fans.

  •   2001-present.   Copenhagen freelance writer.
  • Travel writer for Fodor's Guides, Virgin Airlines' onboard magazine, and other publications.
  • Freelance "sprøgvask" and Danish-to-English translation.

  •   1997-2000.   New York City freelance: "Rear View Mirror," a New York City history column for the New York Daily News website. Dance writer and critic for Citysearch, an online guide, as well as America Online's Culturefinder. Ran a series of literary readings for writers working on the Internet.

                 New York University, BA Magna Cum Laude. Double major in Art & Architectural History and Newspaper Journalism, minor in German. Phi Beta Kappa.

    Internships and entry-level jobs at the Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels; as a freelance writer in Berlin, Germany; and at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

    Completed a communications strategy program at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen.

    Speak fluent Danish and French, some Spanish and German.