I work as a freelance writer, editor and translator. In my personal life, I am a whirl wind book reader, avid explorer of the world and lover of sunny picnics. My passion for writing and playing with text and language has been manifesting itself since I was very little – both of my parents are librarians.
I am fluent in English and Dutch, and a true grammar addict. I am detailed and want your paragraphs to be part of a well-maintained and wholesome piece. In writing, my focus has always been on people: characterising and profiling is what I excel at. Introspectively, I’m always facing outward. Discovering, exploring, portraying people. Learning more about the process behind a decision, a job change or a piece of art. How do you create? What is the point of view within your world? What makes you, well, you?
I have a BA in English language & culture (Utrecht University) and an MA in Creative Writing (Bath Spa University), during which process I was mentored one on one by the lovely Fay Weldon.
After exploring the worlds of online journalism (at Vileine), social media, writing copy and content and translating texts (at Abroad Internships), I dove headfirst into the freelance writing industry. Educated as a fiction writer of mostly English texts, I first and foremost look at the flow and originality of individual words and sentences. My experience in writing commercially adds a focus on the involvement of your readers.