As a freelancer, I work on all kinds of projects. 

Aside from journalistic projects, I've written and edited texts for commercial and local magazines, creative agencies and entrepreneurs; translated articles, official documents and reports for universities and non-profit organizations; interviewed for B2B and B2C magazines; written music reviews and more.


Clients include The Correspondent, De Groene Amsterdammer, Lighthouse Reports, One WorldThe Folks Magazine, Illuster, DUBAdded Value MagazineLeven! Magazine, Fairfood, Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands, Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten, Memphis Film & Television and Memphis Features, Havas Lemz, Born05, Codarts RotterdamMPodia, Messy Nessy Chic.

If you'd like to know more about specific projects, please feel free to contact me.


My background is both academic and creative: I studied North American Studies and Language- and Cultural Studies as well as Fashion Design.

In combine journalism and narrative storytelling with oral history and freelance projects for creative companies, artists, commercial companies and non-profits.

I have studied and worked in the United States and completed a university degree in neo-native English reading and writing.

Notable assignments & projects

2019 – now

2018 – 2019

Event organizer & project officer

Organization 2018 narrative journalism conference – Pakhuis de Zwijger, 19 & 20 April 2018    

                         True Stories: Find your Voice within the European Narrative Tradition'

Online editor Anthology: Over the Line

Online editor Meestervertellers 2017

Organization live event Meestervertellers 2017 – Pakhuis de Zwijger, 8 March 2018

Board member – since January 2019

Member Program Committee True Stories Conference 2019

Organization and program selection True Stories: Beyond the Bubble, May 2019





Translation & Editing

#EUarms project - 26/01/19

2018 – now

Interviewer & translator

Interview + translation Jennifer Pettersson – Podcast– and Documentarymaker

Interview + translation Geraldo Vallen – Czar & Join the Pipe

Interview + translation Joris Voorn – DJ & Producer

Interview + translation Elza Jo van Reenen – Photographer & Documentary maker




Story editing // translation // research

Research & editing – Treatment 'Een Vreedzaam Gevecht' (A Gentle Fight)

Editing – Treatment 'Joods zijn zonder God' (Jewish with no God)

Interview transcription – 'The Photograph'

Editing & editing – Multimedia Plan 'De Wijde Wereld' 

Research & Editing – Treatment 'The Photograph' (* Received funding from Dutch Film Fund                                 + the NPO fund)

Translation – pitch 'The Photograph'

Research on location in Harlem, NY – 'The Photograph (interviews, locations, archives)

Research & development – 'The Photograph'

Writing – pitch for 'The Photograph for  'Essayist Documentary Contest' by Dutch Media Fund                               (*Received funding for research and development)

Writing //Photography

'De Roze Zusters bidden voor de wereld, alleen komen ze bijna nooit buiten' - 15/04/17

(The Pink Sisters pray for the world, only they rarely come outside) – original photographs

'In deze megastad kom je voor gevaarlijk oversteken al voor de rechter' – 13/12/16

(In this megacity, you'll be taken to court for jaywalking)

'Ik sprak met de klokkenluider die aantoonde dat de New Yorkse politie discrimineert' – 29/11/16

(I spoke to the whistleblower cop who exposed the NYPD's secret racist policies) 

'Een korte geschiedenis van het New Yorkse politiebeleid' – 29/11/16

(A short history of the controversial policies of the New York Police Department)

Story of the Day

'Hoe discriminerende stemwetten de Amerikaanse verkiezingen beïnvloedden' – 11/11/16

(How discriminative voting right laws influenced the American elections)

Story of the Day

'Onder Wall Street ligt ons eigen slavernijverleden. Tijd voor een rondleiding'– 2/7/16

'Under Wall Street lies a legacy of slavery. High time for a tour'– 1/10/16




2014 – 2015

Leiden University – MA North American Studies – Cum Laude

2010 – 2013

Thesis: 'Rapresenting: The Miscellaneous Meaning of Gangsta Rap in 1990s America'

*Nominated for Theodore Roosevelt American History Award, 2016 [certificate]

*Featured in Perspectives of the World by Leiden University, 2015 (p.21)

Utrecht University – BA Language- and Cultural Studies – Cum Laude

2012 – Fall

2007 – 2010

2000 – 2006

University of Wisconsin, Madison – International Exchange Fall Semester

Classes: Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction // Black Music and American Cultural History // Introduction to Afro-American History // Life Drawing: Independent MA Studies

ArtEZ University of the Arts – Fashion Design

Scala College, Alphen aan den Rijn – Pre-university education (VWO)

Specialization: Culture & Society



Voice of Witness, San Francisco, CA

Editing, Communication & Education

Editing and fact checking oral history interviews, publicity outreach and directing collaborations with other non-profits, creating curriculum for education department






Workshop Scott Carrier 'How to come close to a stranger' – Oorzaken Festival

Summerschool Podcast Making by Audiocollectief SCHIK – De Singel, Antwerp

Masterclass Documentary Storytelling by John Appel – Amsterdam Filmschool, Amsterdam

Oral History Storytelling Workshop by Voice of Witness – De Anza College, Cupertino, CA



'Taferelen' at Photodok Utrecht on October 5, 2017 – Theme: Profiling 

Presentation of research into the alleged arrest quota's of the NYPD


Pecha Kucha Maastricht – Greetings from the Colonies: Postcards from a Painful Past

'Pecha Kucha of the Day' on December 5th, 2015


2011 – 2012

2011 – 2012

Student Member Education Committee Language- and Cultural Studies, Utrecht University

Teaching Assistant English, Utrecht University

Teaching first year English students at Utrecht University, creating curriculum, designing exams, supervising exams

2011 – 2012

2010 – 2011

Secretary Sponsor Committee Language- and Cultural Studies, Utrecht University

PR Event Committee Language- and Cultural Studies, Utrecht University

 © Inge Oosterhoff 2018

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