More than 20 years media experience; from TV journalism and news, to print and online, start-ups, editing and feature writing. Specialised in trade magazines, niche topics. More recently also translation and content writing. Multi-lingual: I am a Dutch national, and have also lived and worked in the UK for 27 years.
WHAT I DO
I am a freelance journalist who, since obtaining a postgraduate diploma 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 and international clients and publishers, in both print as online media. In addition, I offer translation services, between English and Dutch, and write website content.
Feature articles for niche markets for mixed readerships, mainly for B2B, business and specialist trade magazines. The background features I work on are read by a mix of professionals for example in medical aviation, both military and civil, or health, fitness and leisure management. Topics include the latest legal, technological or sector developments in these areas. I enjoy writing for trade magazines as they allow me to delve into a subject. Features are balanced and include in-depth research and expert interviews when needed.
As chief editor of a B2B print and online title in the health & fitness branch at managerial level, I worked within a close-knit team of journalists and ad sales, plus an event manager. I also went to events and conferences, one of which we organised ourselves. All in all I was responsible for the English edition of a magazine that was published all over the world, starting with all kinds of countries in Europe and later also countries like India. Together we worked on news reports, background stories, interviews, reports, analyses, on everything that reflected the latest marketing trends or legal developments in the industry. I was also involved as a chief editor for a start-up newspaper in London that was distributed to all boroughs.
WEBSITE CONTENT & TRANSLATION
Since returning to the Netherlands I have also started offering website content writing and translation services between Dutch and English.
Content for organisations in animal welfare such as the UK Dog Rescue Federation (DRF) and ACTIN, which helps protect animals from cruelty in Spain. Both are innovative bodies that use educational programmes engaging government, local council, police and vets.
ALL-ROUND MEDIA EXPERIENCE
Feature writer and chief editor for large international health and wellness European publishing house (10 years).
Editor and feature writer for a variety of trade magazines (since 2008 - to date).
Training post-graduate students at the London School of Journalism (LSJ) in TV journalism (10 years).
TV camerawoman in news, (live) studio productions and location in UK and around the world (17 years).
2002 - 2003
Postgraduate Diploma, Journalism (PGDip)
Course included: Law, desk top publishing, short hand, news and feature writing
1993 - 1996
Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Film Productions
The London College of Communication (Formerly London School of Printing and Distributive Trades), Backhill, Farringdon, London
Final graduation production shot on location in Ghana and shown at London National Film Theatre (BFI)
1999 - 2013
FREELANCE TV CAMERA WORK
Camera and lighting operation in news, (live) studio productions and on location in the UK and around the world.
Regular news and studio clients such as Sky News, Reuters, CNBC, Travel Channel, and Al Jazeera.
Local producers such as First Sight Media (FSM) in Oxford for clients such as Ernst and Young and Jop Pannekoek in The Netherlands.
TV news interviews included for example George Michael, Sr Roger Moore, Dr Robert Winston, Benazir Bhutto, Mariella Frostrup and the Prince of Dubai.
2003 - 2013
LONDON SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM (LSJ) Tutor TV journalism
Training LSJ postgraduate students in TV journalism. Curriculum included delivering news packages, scripted pieces to camera, ´live´ news and delivering news via autocue.
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