After my study Dutch language and literature (specialization: seventeenth-century language and literature) I worked for one year as an assistant publisher at Gary Schwartz in Maarssen (publisher of art books). After that I worked for more than twelve years in the printing industry as proofreader and project manager. Subsequently I worked for over 22 years at C&F Report as editor-in-chief and project manager. Retired since May 1, 2020. I am also active as a volunteer at handball club Aristos in Amsterdam and as editor-in-chief of Handball Inside, the only Dutch handball magazine, that appears four times a year. I am also editor-in-chief of EigenWijs, a donor newspaper of the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, and of Alzheimer Center Amsterdam (mainly for press releases and the annual report).