In addition to Ellen, Rachel and Bart, Write outside the box often collaborates with other experts, proofreaders, transcreators, a DTP-specialist and illustrators. You can get to know them here! We’ve turned to them in the past and intend to do continue doing so in the future. Together, we’re at your service. Contact details are provided for every expert, to allow you to contact them directly if you so wish.
As a little girl, I often looked up words in an English dictionary, to understand the lyrics of Gloria Estefan or Bon Jovi songs. I further developed my love for languages during my degree in European Studies, working in international business for ten years and eventually a further degree in translation and working as a professional translator. I love playing and puzzling with words and I absolutely thrive when I can apply my writing skills to a business or marketing translation.
Frans van der Geest
Frans van der Geest is a graphic designer, a certified Adobe InDesign instructor, the author of the standard Dutch reference work ‘Handbook InDesign’ and an Adobe Community Professional. Frans has trained many DTP experts for well-known magazines (e.g. Sanoma) and national newspapers (DPG Media, Mediahuis, etc.), and for institutions such as the Central Bureau for Driving Proficiency (CBR) and the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI). He is also accessibility expert (Accessible PDF) for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
Corine van Oord
You never get a second chance at a first impression, each of which should be positive. Most initial contact takes place in the digital world. An application cover letter. A leaflet or flyer. A website. You have worked hard on your copy. Not 100% sure the spellchecker is right? Unsure whether to use ‘who’ or ‘whom’? Is it ‘fill in’ or ‘fill out’? Never mind punctuation! Sometimes, it can be reassuring to have a professional copywriter look at your text and make corrections if or when necessary. This ensures your text does not raise any eyebrows and leaves a great impression on your target audience.
Kitty van Oosten
Kitty van Oosten read English at Leiden University and now teaches the subject in higher education. She has also completed a Master in Edinburgh for Creative Writing, and prides herself on having an artistic streak. Over the years, she has illustrated several comics and children’s books, all self-published or self-published by friends and acquaintances. At the moment, she’s trying to find a work-life balance between teaching at the University of Applied Sciences, her family life with her husband, daughter and three cats, and writing a young adult horror story with the working title The Monstrous Heart.
A few years back I left my position at a gaming company, to pursue my dream of becoming a full-time watercolourist. I focused on Israel’s natural world, and on observing the city I live in, Tel Aviv, as the springboard for advancing my skills. After two years of meticulous study, I started to miss the key elements of the art of illustration: storytelling, inventing and composing new things, interpreting ideas and creating worlds. But why not combine all these?
I am available to create illustrations, for you to view, ponder and experience