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Lydia De Leeuw | Elance
 
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Lydia De Leeuw

writer and reviewer
   Netherlands
  |  1:16 am Local Time

Overview

I graduated in 2009 with a Master's degree in Literary Studies. I have a lot of experience writing book reviews, and also plenty in writing reviews of films and other articles with a focus on culture and art. I can write in a lively, engaging style for publications aimed at a younger audience, or adopt a more neutral tone, suitable for factual business publications.

Dutch is my mother tongue; I write it effortlessly, fluently and flawlessly. I have been writing in English since my early teens and have acquired near-native proficiency - my...

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Oct 29, 2010|Other - Writing Services|$240|Completed

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Skills (6)

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English To Dutch Translation Skills Test
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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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German To English Translation Skills Test
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Service Description

I have always been interested in words and writing. During my school years, my greatest wish was to become a novelist. After a short flirt with poetry, I finally found something I both loved and was good at: non-fiction writing. I can't write books, but I do love to write *about* them.

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Employment

Uitgeverij Noordhoek
Web editor
2009 - Present
Uitgeverij Noordhoek is a publishing company with a focus on the Dutch waste and recycling industry. It produces its own trade journal and online newsletter, and also creates annual reports for...
Stichting Cultureel Jongeren Paspoort
Bookreviewer
2009 - 2011
Stichting Cultureel Jongeren Paspoort (CJP for short) is a Dutch foundation that wants to stimulate the cultural consumption of young people (12-30 years old). To achieve this, they sell the...
FOK!
Filmreviewer
2009 - 2011
FOK! is a popular Dutch forum and website, mainly targeted towards younger people (20-30).
Bruna
Reviewer of children's and YA fiction
1999 - 2002
Just to verify: the dates are no mistake, I really did start reviewing books for the website of the Dutch company Bruna when I was twelve years old. I also occasionally did interviews, both in...

Education

Universiteit Utrecht
Literary Studies, Master's degree
2008 - 2009
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culture
journalism
writing
language
articles
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