I am a copyeditor and proofreader working mainly with academic and arts publishers as well as arts and cultural organizations. With my background in art history, cultural studies, and museum education, I am particularly apt and excited to work with texts relating to the arts, culture, or humanities. I have a particular interest in museum studies, art history, film, and photography.
I entered the cultural field specializing in art museum education. Museums as institutions of informal learning fascinate me, especially how knowledge is communicated between the institution and the visitor or how learning takes place in the museum.
In that vein, specializing in communications seemed like a natural development within my career. I have always been intrigued by how museums communicate about the artworks they hold, and now I focus more on the means of communication. After eight years of working in arts and museum education, I transitioned to copyediting and proofreading full time in 2019.
On the academic side, I have edited dozens of academic books for the Amsterdam University Press and the Leuven University Press, as well as countless academic articles for the International Council of Museum's Museum International and the National Folk Museum of Korea's International Journal of Intangible Heritage.
On the arts and culture side, I have edited and proofread books for arts publisher TASCHEN, film production company A24, and architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group. I have also edited various texts such as gallery texts for Qatar Museums, an online learning tool to accompany an art history textbook for Thames & Hudson, and a teacher's guide for the Smithsonian Institution.
I’m a flexible, curious, and independent worker—I love editing on a variety of topics, I'm usually excited to work on a last-minute project, and I'd often rather work solo with my cat at my feet than in a busy office environment. That said, I also love to collaborate with freelancers and organizations; I prefer to help others communicate their messages and work on their branding than to work on my own. I’m also always in want/need of a nice foamy cappuccino with interesting company.
On my days off (or sometimes in the middle of a work day…), you can find me playing tennis, drinking a dirty chai at a local café, trying out a new recipe (especially a curry), or walking through the Sonsbeek Park in my adopted home of Arnhem. Sign up for my newsletter to stay in touch or email me to grab a cappuccino.