Professional experience

Freelance Writer / Editor / Translator 2012 - Present


Linguistic Quality Assurance and Consulting


Localization and Consulting


Linguistic Quality Assurance

Uitgeverij Deviant

Instructional Design


Workflow and Documentation Localization

Individual Clients

  • Edited memoires and manuscripts
  • Edited graduate and undergraduate theses
  • Edited graduate school admissions essays
  • Edited cover letters and resumes
  • Translated fiction, speeches, web copy

Uitgeverij Deviant, Writer/ Editor 2008 – 2012

  • Developed a series of books and online content for Social Studies
  • Wrote original copy for bestselling publications for Dutch and ESL
  • Edited copy for Dutch, ESL and Social Studies publications
  • Created concrete teaching goals out of government policy documents
  • Developed assessments and accredited exams for Dutch and ESL
  • Managed contacts with authors, artists and copyright intermediaries
  • Supported teachers with acute in-classroom questions
  • Provided guidance to deans and board members on educational policy
  • Spoke at teacher conferences and feedback meetings
  • Provided technical assistance to students, teachers and IT staff
  • Assisted with in-classroom pilot projects

Parttime jobs 1998 – 2007

  • Connexxion Legal service correspondence for public transit provider
  • @Home Tech support for internet and telephone service provider
  • Postbus 51Information officer for national government service center
  • KPN Telephone number look up and connection service agent
  • TPG Post Mail person
  • Pipoos Clown


2008 – 2009, Utrecht University

Literary Studies, Master of Arts

2005– 2008, Utrecht University

General Language and Culture studies, Bachelor of Arts

2002 – 2005, ITV College for Interpreting and Translation

Translator English

2001 - 2002, Academy for Fine Arts and Design Den Bosch

Illustrative Arts


Native fluency

Dutch, English

Basic understanding

French, German, Middle Dutch, Middle English

Technical Knowledge

Extensive knowledge

Windows OS, Mac OS, Microsoft Office, Open Office

Some knowledge

Debian, Transifex, InCopy, Jira, Testrails, Python, Wordpress, HTML, Markdown

Volunteer Experience

National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institute

Front Desk Agent, 2015 - present

Berkeley Humane

Blog Manager, 2014 - 2016

Village Residents Association

Board Member, 2013 - 2014

Village Residents Association

Chair of Communications Committee, 2013 - 2014

Village Entrepreneur Group

Cofounder, 2013

Earlier Positions

Providing care and socialization to shelter dogs, volunteer journalist for street newspaper, moderator and admin of an online lifestyle community.

Educational publications

Can Do Economie 2015

Can Do Economie B

Schokland 3.0 series 2012

Schokland Handboek

Schokland Werkboek niveau 2

Schokland Werkboek niveau 3-4

Kies 2012

Kies 1

Accredited exams Dutch B1 / B2 2012

ViaStarttaal series 2008 - 2011

Viastarttaal 4F 2011

Viastarttaal 3F 2008

Viastarttaal 2F 2008

Viastarttaal 1F 2008

Via series 2008 - 2011

Via 1F Uiterlijke verzorging 2011

Via B1 Welzijn 2008

Accredited exams English B1 / B2 2010 - 2012

Nieuw Schokland series 2008

Nieuw Schokland Handboek

Nieuw Schokland Werboek niveau 2 deel A

Nieuw Schokland Werboek niveau 2 deel B

Nieuw Schokland Werboek niveau 3-4 deel A

Nieuw Schokland Werboek niveau 3-4 deel B

Language Level Assessment 2008 - Present

Language Level Assessment

Taalniveautest Nederlands 2008 - Present

Taalniveautest Nederlands

Volunteer Publications

Berkeley Humane Blog

Village Entrepreneur Group Blog