resume

2016 till Present

Creative Copywriter / Translator
Polarisnation Group, Ghent, Belgium

Creative content writing and translations in English, German, Dutch and French for a variety of B to B partners and third party professionals.

2007 till Present

Tour Leader / Tour Manager
FOX Vakanties

Assisting package tour customers during their holiday. Traveling with them, taking care of practicalities ( restaurants, hotels, transportation, recreation, … ), booking optional excursions and giving all the necessary information ( culture, history, politics, economy, …) about the countries visited.

Location: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Malaysian Borneo, Sri Lanka and China.

2007 August - May

Tour Leader
Neckermann / Thomas Cook

Assisting customers with all their questions and needs during their trip. Arranging practicalities: meals, entertainment, sites to visit.

2007 May

Actor
Nerom Production Company, Phnom Penh – Cambodia

Khmer TV Commercial for Mineral Water Brand.

2006 July - June

Tour Leader
Arcadia Reizen

Assisting customers with all their questions and needs during their trip. Arranging practicalities: meals, entertainment, sites to visit.

Location: Vietnam and Cambodia.

2006 July - April

Proof Reader
Paper View Group

Proofreading and editing new publications and revising older publications.

2006 April - March

Editor
Copyrighting company Vandekerckhove & Devos

Creating marketing slogans for consumer products.

2006 January - July

Assistant Editor Roularta Media Group, Ghent – Belgium

Editing and preparing newspaper ‘De Zondag’ for publication.

2005 July

Announcer Rock’n Troll

On stage presentation of rock festival in Ghent, Belgium.

November 2003 - July 2006

Freelance-Journalist Roularta Media Group, After the Hype and various employers

Writing articles about a variety of subjects including lifestyle, fashion, restaurants, tourism, city life, culture, things to do, festivals and artists, …

June 2000 - October 2004

Front of House Manager / Guide
Nederlands Toneel Gent, Ghent – Belgium

Coordinating a staff of 14 employees. Welcoming guests and VIP-guests. Making seat arrangements. Creating an atmosphere of hospitality.

Guide: giving tours behind the stage of the theatre to tourists and VIP-guests.

Languages

  • Dutch: Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German: Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English: Full professional proficiency
  • French: Professional working proficiency
  • Khmer: Elementary proficiency

Education

  • 2005: I-to-I, Tefl Diploma, English
  • 1992-1997: Ghent University / Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Master, Philosophy, Graduated with Honors
  • 1987-1992: HIGRO-VISO, Graphic Techniques
  • 1985-1987: Gymnasium Schule am Eichwald, Sulzbach, Germany
  • 1982-1985: Latijn – Moderne talen, Sint-Amandscollege, Harelbeke, Belgium
  • 1976-1982: Primary school, Harelbeke, Belgium

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