When not chowing down on borscht at dingy canteens or people watching at gallery openings for the blog, Lelde Benke is a Riga-based freelance communications professional. Drop me a line at hello(at)lifeinriga.com to see how we can work together!
Let me assist with your PR and marketing efforts
• provide external support to busy PR, marketing and events teams
• craft your story through compelling copywriting for digital and print
• identify content gaps and opportunities
• organise press and FAM trips
• coordinate small scale influencer marketing campaigns.
I’ll jump at the chance to work with travel companies, the creative industries and businesses looking to launch export operations. No project is too small.
I love to share my passion and insights
Hire me to talk about:
• influencer marketing
• trends in tourism marketing
• travelling and living abroad.
I really enjoy moderating panels too!
I deliver quality LV > EN translations
Happy to work with non-scientific and non-legal texts, and prefer small scale projects. Translating fiction isn’t really my thing. Marketing copy, product and event descriptions, culture and travel-related texts are my ideal cup of tea. I also get a kick out of copy editing.
Testimonials and endorsements
I’m pleased to have worked with such interesting clients and partners. Here’s what some of them have to say about our collaboration.
“I worked with Lelde Benke for my first photobook Homeland. The Longest Village in the Country. It was such a great collaboration in terms of timing, communication, response, deadlines and quality. She has an absolutely great feel for the language, especially for more complicated texts such as poems. She’s a native English speaker who lives in Latvia and I would highly recommend her services!”
Photographer George Avetisyan
“Lelde is a great and rare example of a responsible creative. I had the opportunity to work with her for 3 years on various projects. I was always inspired by her devotion and energetic approach to handling projects of a different scale. She’s structured and accurate when it comes to handling deadlines, procedures, logistics and concrete tasks. At the same time Lelde is great with coming up with new initiatives, sensing the relevant trends and applying them to the projects she’s working on, making them stand out and caring about the results they bring to the company. While being part of the same organisation, I saw Lelde deliver many successful content marketing and influencer marketing campaigns at the time when nobody really used the term ‘influencer’ yet in Latvia. I definitely recommend her as a professional and passionate colleague.”
Digital marketing specialist Lina Ivanova