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 of Handball Inside, the only Dutch handball magazine, that appears four times a year. I am interested in Dutch (art) history and have recently started to try to decipher and read old handwritten manuscripts from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.