Text writing & Storytelling

As a text writer, using storytelling, I wrote stories, handbooks, one-pagers for investors, social media content, captivating texts to share research results and a magazine on best practices.

“Really great work flows out of Inemarie’s hands, effortlessly. She is great with clients, great as a colleague, a leader and a do-er. Her writing is light, accessible and fresh. Her eye for detail and no-nonsense approach supported us to meet a difficult deadline without stress.” Lin McDevitt-Pugh (freelance-colleague) at LinkedIn

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Year Client Summary
2018 Football for Water What? Text writing for Football for Water (partners incl. Aqua for all, Unicef, KNVB and Akvo).
2018 La League What? Developed and wrote a 140-pages handbook for girl’s football coaches with integrated life – and leadership skills to empower girl and prevent child marriage and teen pregnancy. – in collaboration with FRIS-editor Kristen Gehrman and Plan’s design studio.
2017- 2018 All about Africa News What? All about Africa shows the bigger picture of news stories. I did research, interviewed experts, wrote journalistic stories and selected and/or edited news stories.
2017 Magazine Gender Vrede en Veiligheid What? An interview and story about a Dutch soldier who has worked  in an IDP camp in South Sudan. The main topic was: How to prevent women from Gender Based Violence and support those affected?
2017 Onfluence What? A short blog on the crowdfund-platform Lendahand.
2015 – 2017 De Verhalenmakers What? Social start-up De Verhalenmakers is a free online platform for local stories that aims for a better understanding between writers and readers. I was responsible for the day-to-day management, the acquisition of organisations for paid assignments and communication, incl. community management on social media.
Results: Our online community consists of 8,000 readers and >100 writers who wrote >400 stories. In addition, we’ve developed tools to make writing simple and fun.
See my stories I regularly wrote and edited.
2016 Kinderpostzegels What? Edited and wrote the organisation’s programme documents 2016-2020 on Education, Family-centred care and Coping with Trauma.
2015 Rutgers, MFSII alliance What? Co-wrote 30 short captivating articles about E/M health, uptake of SRH services and youth participation based on operational researches.
Result: The articles and a dissemination plan.
2015 WO=MEN What? Co-developed a popular publication about Women, Peace and Security, using storytelling.
Result: A popular publication Sparks of change. Inspirational stories from men and women working on Women, Peace and Security 
2011 – ongoing svikaworks What? Blogs and published columns in media like Africa Works website, ISA website, OneWorld website, www.sportanddev.org, Vice Versa, de Volkskrant and WO=MEN website.
Result: Increased network and new assignments through publications and social media.
2014 ICS What? Co-developed 1-pagers for investors on social agri-businesses in Kenya and Tanzania and a 1-pager for ICS Africa.
Result: Enthusiastic feedback from staff.
2009/10 Haarlem-Mutare City Link What? Provided input for the website about our sports projects; wrote quarterly newsletters on sport & development; wrote and distributed press releases about our activities.
Result: Several press releases in local media; an interview with Zimbabwean guests in a specialist journal for Sports for Development; a series of columns from Dutch participants about their exchange in Malawi at OneWorld.nl; an interview about human rights in Zimbabwe; and an interview at radio 100%NL about a sponsor event.
Impact: The City Link has gained more publicity for its sports projects and has entered into several new partnerships.
2009 COS Noord-Holland What? Edited newsletter and co-developed the Noord-Hollandse Wereldatlas website; and cooperated with media partners in a campaign.
Result: A series at a local TV station (Regio22), a series of articles in the newspaper Noordhollands Dagblad, and a radio interview about the Millennium Development Goals-Award for private initiatives.
2009 -ongoing De Verhalenmakers svikaworks NHF Haarlem-Mutare NH Wereldatlas What? Website management: collecting and editing content for websites.
2006 Magazine: A dollar a day What? Article about my research thesis: ‘People are not dying from AIDS, but from poverty.’
2004/05 CIDIN WPF Reach Out What? Thesis: ‘People are not dying from aids, but from poverty’. The survival of young seropositive women in Kampala, Uganda. Result: Shared research results with WPF (currently Rutgers) and Reach Out.
Training / Expertise in Writing & Framing:

  • Multimedia Journalism (2017, Michigan State University at Coursera)
  • SEO course (2017, Evers Marketing Online)
  • Social Media Marketing (2016, Northwestern University at Coursera)
  • Citizen Journalism (Graduated with distinction, 2015, University of Melbourne at Coursera)
  • High-Impact Business Writing (Graduated with distinction, 2015, University of California at Coursera)
  • Blog: Over Frames, Beeldvorming en verhalen vertellen
  • Blog: No Single Story in de praktijk van PI
  • Participated in Voices of the South conference on imaging and media (Oxfam Novib and LokaalMondiaal, 2014).
  • Member IDLeaks (2013 – 2014).
  • Actively involved in Reframing and discussion on stereotyping as a core-group member of IDLeaks (2013).
  • Participated in PI-professional meetings about image-forming and Reframing (Wilde Ganzen; NCDO, Impulsis, Cordaid, 2013).