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On Editing:


“There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them.”


Elie Wiesel, Writer



Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA. Graduated 1988 with a minor in agricultural & environmental sciences.


Development Management. Towards master’s degree in issues facing the Third World, Open University, UK.


NIMA PR-A Public Relations. Training accredited by the Netherlands Institute of Marketing.


Media/Crisis Communications. Seminar by Washington, DC-based Delany Communications on media interactions under difficult circumstances.


Story Development Initiative. Journalism refresher course given by George Allen (formerly of CNN) and Paul Byers (of CBS and NBC) on developing effective news and feature articles.





Owner/Manager. Marks Editing & Translation, Exloo (1999–present).


Editor/Writer. International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), The Hague (1992–99).


Copywriter. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam (1991–92).


Assistant Editor. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (1990).


Agriculture and Community Animation Volunteer. US Peace Corps, Guinea-Bissau, West Africa (1988–90).

Michelle Marks

Michelle Luijben


The Netherlands


+31 (0)591 54 8090

E-mail: michelle@marksediting.nl