Freelance journalist, specialist feature writer
M (NL): +31 (0) 610322103
I am a freelance, accredited journalist who since obtaining a postgraduate at the London School of Journalism in 2003 has been writing background features in both Dutch and English. I write for a variety of commissioning clients and publishers, in both print as online media. Addional translation and commercial and website content writing services (Dutch/ English).
Feature writing: Specialised in writing for niche markets for a wide range mixed readerships, mainly for B2B, business and specialist trade magazines. Background features are written for a variety of readerships made up of a mix of professionals that work all over the world, for example in medical aviation, both military and civil, as well as health, fitness and leisure management. Topics include the latest legal, technological or sector developments in these areas.
Skills: The features I work on are objective, balanced, well researched and include specialist interviews. I enjoy the whole process and the final moulding of the article, as well as to be able to learn about a new subject. Articles for trade magazines need to have depth, but remain comprehensible to an often mixed readership.
Additional services: Translation, commercial text and content writing, press releases (English/ Dutch)
Multi-lingual: I am a Dutch national, and have lived and worked in the United Kingdom for 27 years. I work in both languages.
All-round media experience:
TV camerawoman in news, (live) studio productions and location in UK and around the world (17 years).
Training post-graduate students at the London School of Journalism (LSJ) in TV journalism (10 years).
Feature writer and chief editor for large international European publishing house (11 years).
Feature writer for a large trade magazine publishing house in the UK (10 years).
Chief editor of a start-up London newspaper (2 years).