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Melanie is a writer, editor, and photographer based in Tbilisi. Her work has been featured in CNN, The Telegraph, Atlas Obscura, Euronews, et al.

Melanie is well-versed in long-form features and in-depth narratives that bring people and places to life. She has worked on a large variety of projects from documenting ancient fertility rituals in rural Georgia, to fun-color reads on German whiskey making.

In addition to travel writing and photography, Melanie also has a strong background in behind-the-scenes editorial work. As the lead editor for Beesting Digital, a white label and SEO copywriting agency, she has helped brands – including IAMS, HSBC, and TGS Global – take their campaigns next level.

Beyond her editorial work, Melanie is avidly pursuing her passion for Georgia and the wider region to the fullest extent as she prepares to apply for PhD programs in 2025. She actively maintains her Georgian and Russian literacy, routinely seeking out opportunities to enhance her skills in both. Melanie's research interests revolve around rituals and religions of the Caucasus region, primarily in Georgia. Ultimately, she hopes to produce meaningful research on unique traditions such as Berikaoba, Kvirikoba, Lamproba, and the likes, illustrating the remarkable spiritual diversity of the region. 

When she's not penning or reading something, you’ll usually find her getting full to the gills on Georgian food, buried in a book, out on a trail with her dog, or passionately dissecting a film with her husband.

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Get in touch:

+1 202 243 8738

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