Nationality Dutch-born but lived in the US 30+ years & Paris for 3 years. Lives in Amsterdam. Languages Fluent English & Dutch, reasonable French & some German. Position Director, UNCOVER, Research and Editorial Bureau, Amsterdam. Clients NGOs: Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), Jellenek Testservice, Friends of the Earth (FOEI), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), Milieu Defensie (MD), BothEnds, Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), Trans European Drug Information (TEDI), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Arts & publishing related: OPEN, Onomatopee, De Player, Amsterdam University Press (AUP), Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), BV Haast, Amsterdam Weekly, various authors of cultural books ... Key Services Provide editorial and translation services on books, funding applications, newsletters, dissertations, technical reports, financial reports, position papers, poor children’s poetry, literary manuscripts, art history, history and projects focusing on diverse cultural, social, political, and environmental issues. Extensive experience editing non-native English writers.
Key Services Twenty plus (20+) years of English-language editorialexperience, including research, writing, translation, editing, and basic print design. Dutch-English translation experience. Also some English-Dutch and French-English translations.I’m an established award-winning fiction & non-fiction (history, travel, sound, radio, musicology, cultural criticism) author (a comprehensive list of publishing credits is available upon request).
Education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. BA Honors Graduate, Independent Honors program: Creative Writing-Film. Phi Beta Kappa, Hopwood Award [for literary excellence], University of Michigan. Current Position Freelance researcher, writer, translator, proofreader and editor. I have uniquely experienced the word management issue from all sides: I have served as editor, publisher, proofreader and author and so have experienced both the frustrations and the joys of a well-edited, well-written manuscript. I have written in a broad range of genres from fiction to non-fiction to musicology, from short stories to articles to liner notes. I have published two books of short fiction and my second music book, Yodel in HiFi, will appear in 2012. I have written for renowned print media such as The Guardian, The Times [London], American Heritage, American Lawyer, American Book Review and countless others.
I have worked with kids poetry, with literary manuscripts, academic papers, NGO reports and newsletters, art history, history and other academic book manuscripts as well as highly scientific papers and corporate/financial reports. I am familiar with the language of art, literature, academia, business as well as the world and language of NGOs.