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 World, The Folks Magazine, Illuster, DUB, Added Value Magazine, Leven! Magazine, Fairfood, Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands, Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten, Memphis Film & Television and Memphis Features, Havas Lemz, Born05, Codarts Rotterdam, MPodia, 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
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
Welcoming refugees in the Frisian community - 10/07/19
De Groene Podcast – Refugees in Friesland - 18/07/19
At NewsMavens European women decide the news - 06/03/19
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'
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)
(The Pink Sisters pray for the world, only they rarely come outside) – original photographs
(In this megacity, you'll be taken to court for jaywalking)
(I spoke to the whistleblower cop who exposed the NYPD's secret racist policies)
(A short history of the controversial policies of the New York Police Department)
Story of the Day
(How discriminative voting right laws influenced the American elections)
Story of the Day
2014 – 2015
Leiden University – MA North American Studies – Cum Laude
2010 – 2013
*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
Major: American Studies
Minor: Music, Media & Sociology
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