DAMIEN SIMONIS

Damien SimonisDate of Birth // 14 November 1963
Place of Birth // Sydney / Australia
Nationality // UK & Australian
Address // Carrer de Provença 220 / 4º 2ª
08036 Barcelona / España
Telephone // +34 93 454 81 65
Mobile // +34 654 787228
email // damien@damiensimonisphotography.eu


LANGUAGES


English // mother tongue
French // fluent
German // fluent
Italian // fluent
Spanish // fluent
Catalan // good
Portuguese // working knowledge
Arabic // basic working knowledge


WORK

TRAVEL GUIDEBOOK WRITER 1992-2010

LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
Spain // contributing author / 1st & 8th editions / 1997 & 2010 // coordinating author / 2nd-7th editions / 1999-2008
Barcelona // 1st-7th editions / 1999-2010
Best of Barcelona // 2nd edition / 2005
Barcelona Encounter // 1st-2nd editions / 2007/ 2009
Catalunya & the Costa Brava // 1st-2nd editions / 2001 / 2003
Madrid // sole author / 1st-2nd editions / 2002 / 2003 // coordinating author / 3rd edition / 2004
Mallorca // coordinating author / 1st edition / 2008
Canary Islands // 1st edition / 1998
Italy // contributing author / 2nd-4th edition / 1996-2000 // coordinating author / 5th-9th editions / 2002-2009
The Italian Lakes // 1st edition / 2009
Venice // 1st-5th editions / 2000-2008
Best of Venice // 1st-3rd editions / 2002-2006
Florence // 1st-4th editions / 2000-2006
Best of Florence // 2nd edition / 2006
Sardinia // 1st edition / 2003
Tuscany // sole author / 1st edition / 2000 // contributing author / 2nd edition / 2002
Switzerland // coordinating author / 4th-5th editions / 2003 / 2006 // contributing author / 6th edition / 2009
Jordan & Syria // 2nd / 3rd editions / 1993 / 1997
Morocco - a travel survival kit // 1st edition / 1995
North Africa - a travel survival kit // coordinating author / 1st edition / 1995
Egypt & the Sudan - a travel survival kit // 3rd edition / 1994

Contributor to:
Middle East on a shoestring // 1st & 2nd editions
Africa on a shoestring // 7th edition
Mediterranean Europe on a Shoestring // 2nd / 4th editions
Western Europe on a Shoestring // 2nd / 4th / 8th editions
Europe on a Shoestring // 6th edition

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
Barcelona // 2001 / 2005 / 1st / 2nd editions
Madrid // contributing author / 2006 / 1st edition
Berlin // 2006 / 1st edition

OTHER
AA Spiral Guides Tenerife & La Gomera - AA Publishing // 2002-2006 / 1st-2nd editions
Moon Metro Barcelona - Avalon Publishing // co-author / 2003
The AA Key Guide Barcelona - AA // contributor / 2004
The AA Key Guide Spain - AA // contributor / 2004
Insight City Guide Venice – APA // updater / 2009


Sports Event News Desk Sub-Editor 2008-2010

Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games // Commonwealth Games News Service

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games // Youth Olympic Games Service
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games // Olympic News Service
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games // Olympic News Service


NEWSPAPERS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

1990-2009 // Freelance-articles and photos for publications in UK / North America / Australia
1990-94 // European correspondent / Jesuit Publications / Australia
1990-93 // Copy editor / Foreign & City Desks / The Guardian / London //
Freelance copy editor / The Independent / The Daily Telegraph /
The Sunday Times & Evening Standard / London
1989 // Senior writer on book project / Chronicle of the 20th Century / Australasian edition /
Melbourne / Australia
1984-89 // Copy editor / The Age / Melbourne // The Australian / Sydney //
The West Australian // Perth / Australia
1982-83 // Reporter / The Australian / Sydney / Industrial writer & news


TRANSLATION

2010 // Associate Translator / United Nations Office at Geneva
2006-2009 // CoupDefouet biannual magazine / Urban Landscape Institute / Barcelona City Council Translations into English from Catalan / French / German / Italian / Spanish


EDUCATION

1988 // Bachelor of Arts / 1st Class Hons / University of Melbourne.
Majors // German / French / Italian // thesis in German
Language study // Germany / Goethe Institut / Erstes Deutsches Sprachdiplom //
France / Alliance Française / Paris //
Italy / Università per Stranieri / Siena