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About Marieke van Gessel

Marieke van Gessel

I have more than twenty years of experience with text and final editing for various monthly magazines. My specialties are: interior, design, gardens & interviews with creatives. I work very accurately and I have a broad general development. I work with InDesign, I have an excellent command of the English language in word and writing and I have an extensive and diverse network. Motto: "A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever." Member of the Dutch Association of Journalists and the Hoxby Collective.

Arieke an M v G essel

Final editing

⦁ Interieurblad Residence (full-time and freelance, 1998-2006 and 2013-2018)
⦁ Annual agendas Living in France and Italy, Credits Media (2013-2015)
⦁ Amsterdam edition Trivial Pursuit for Het Parool (2012)
⦁ Tuinblad Tuin & Co, Sanoma Media (part-time, 2010-2011)
⦁ Garden leaf Growth & Flowering (part-time, 2007-2008)
⦁ HP / De Tijd and Opinio (freelance, 2008)
⦁ ELLE Wonen / Decoration (2007-2013)

Coordination and texts

Inside Inside Design Amsterdam program booklet for ELLE Wonen (2011)
⦁ Tabloid Design Manifesto Utrecht on behalf of Cultuur in Communicatie (also final editing and press releases, 2007)
⦁ Residence in Design, design special (2005)
⦁ New York Inside, travel guide Residence (2005)
⦁ Gardens, garden special Residence (2000)


⦁ 2013 Writing course for the web, NVJ Academy
1993 Doctoral exam Cultural Studies,
⦁ Variant: Publicistics. Basic course: Art history
⦁ University of Amsterdam
⦁ 1988 Propedeuse Reinwardt Academy, Leiden
⦁ 1987 VWO with Greek and Latin, Fons Vitae Lyceum, Amsterdam


Volunteer work

Groen Employee Groen Gemaal Sarphatipark, Amsterdam (2015 to the present)
Bull Editor Bulletin De Pijp (2005 to the present)
⦁ Jury member International Nursery Days Bingerden (2003 to present)
Ab Secretary Public Library Abcoude (1992-1997)
⦁ Co-founder and member of the Terra Incognita Foundation (1990-1997)

Special functions

⦁ Co-editor and editor-in-chief of Stadsleven magazine (2008)
⦁ Part-time coordinator for Art Library Public Library Veenendaal (1996-1998)
⦁ Member selection committee BKR works municipality Abcoude (1997)
⦁ The Wallace Collection intern museum in London, on the recommendation of Professor Ernst van de Wetering (1992)
British Playground supervisor British School of Amsterdam (1992)

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