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Curriculum vitae

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KEYWORDS

  • Proactive
  • Quick learner
  • Independent
  • Loyal
  • Efficient
  • Never stop learning
  • Problem-solving

EDUCATION

1993 - 1999

Business Communication/Marketing
Hogeschool van Utrecht (Professional University, Utrecht / Netherlands)
Bachelor diploma
(Public Relations, Management, Communication, Audio Visual, English, Law, Advertising, Event-management, Economics, and others)

1992 - 1993

NGPR-A
National association for public relations
Diploma of Public Relation

1985 - 1991

Gymnasium (Secondary Grammar-school)
R.K. Gymnasium Beekvliet (St. Michielsgestel / Netherlands)
(Dutch, English, German, Latin, Mathematics, History and Economics)

COURSES

2002 - 2016

Several online courses related to SEO, SEM, Social Media and communication-skills

2000

Database Design (Europstat University/Paris)

1999

Spanish for foreign students

1998

HTML-design (extra course)

1996

MS Excel
MS Access
MS Word
WWW
E-mail

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2006 - currently

Freelance translator (autónomo)

  • Translation of brochures, catalogues, websites and press releases
  • Working for several international companies in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Switzerland

2004 - currently

Freelance photographer and travelguide (autónomo)

  • Product and landscape photography
  • Guide for foreign journalist and TV-crews visiting Catalonia
  • Working for several international companies in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Switzerland

2003 - currently

Freelance journalist and content-manager (autónomo)

  • Editor of several articles and press releases
  • Content-management of international websites
  • Working for several international companies in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Switzerland

2002 - currently

Freelance host/keynote speaker and moderator on international trade fairs and other events (autónomo)

  • Presentations for and about Catalan tourism in Dutch, English and German at international events and trade fairs in Holland, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain
  • Moderator of workshops and conferences about online presence of Catalan tourism companies

1999 - currently

Sole owner/editor of several outdoor-related websites; including Hiking-site.nl, one of the most popular outdoor-related websites of the Netherlands. Tasks included:

  • Programming (HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, PHP, MySQL, etc.)
  • Content-management (planning, SEO-writing, photography, etc.)
  • Marketing (link-building, advertising, newsletters, etc.)
  • Generate revenue (advertising sales, management affiliate-programs, sales of paid contents, etc.)
  • Community-building (forum, user-based contents, photo-albums, social media, etc.)
  • Contracting (external programmers)
  • Statistics (Google Analytics)

2000 - 2001

eDreams S.A. - Community manager/Project coordinator

  • Manage online community of >150 'DreamGuides' (travelexperts)
  • Recruite new DreamGuides
  • Generate revenue out of community
  • Coordinator eDreams Travel Network

2000

Europstat - Consultant

  • Training period of 2 months at Europstat University in Paris/France

1996 - 1999

Cetis, Center of Expertise - Project communication/consultant

  • Give advice about the use of Internet for educational, promotional and informational use (both as consultant as well as project-leader)
  • Website-maintenance
  • Train people in website-maintenance
  • Presentations about Internet and Multimedia course material
  • Demonstrate developed applications at (inter)national events
  • Solve information-problems
  • DTP (brochures, flyers, etc.)

1995 - 1996

M'Xpress, editor and Public Relations-office - Office-assistant

  • Automating data-files (subscribers, relations, etc.)
  • Writing articles
  • Taking interviews
  • Gathering information for trade journals
  • Organizing annual award presentation

1990 - 1996

Fun Garden, Party company - Marketing-assistant and party-manager (weekend-job)

  • General marketing-tasks, including advertising, DTP, sales letters and telemarketing
  • Host and party-manager of company-parties at various locations in the Netherlands (40-4000 guests)

LANGUAGES

Dutch (Native language): oral and written fluently
English Oral and written fluently
Spanish Oral fluently, written average
German Oral average, written average
French Oral minimal, written minimal
Catalan Oral minimal, written minimal

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Applications

  • High level of experience with mainstream MS Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Other applications include PhotoShop, several HTML-editors and graphic applications.

CMS

  • High level of experience with content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and forumbased websites

Social Media

  • High level of experience with Social Media like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

Hiking

My passion on which large proportions of my leisure time is spent. While hiking I take groups of people into the woods and mountains and let them experience nature.

Photography

Vivid photographer, taking pictures of everything I like both in nature as well as around the house. Passionate poster on Instagram with 5000+ followers.

Reading

While relaxing I like to read books about the outdoors, Internet, communication/marketing and Social Media as well as non-fiction books.

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