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  • The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)     
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
  • Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' (Jef Mallett)    
  • I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (Oscar Wilde)    
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. (Benjamin Disraeli)    
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)     
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     
  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    

cover photo Badkoerier

badkoerier pictureWriting is my job and photography is one of my hobbies in which I invest a lot of time. I have published travel reports in Yacht Vision Magazine for which I delivered both text and pictures. I also write for the Badkoerier, tourist magazine for the province of Zeeland. And since I have an extensive collection of photos taken in Zeeland, I occasionally send in a picture along with my texts. This has resulted in a first for my career. My photo was used for the cover of the magazine.

a picture on a sunny day
I took the photo on one of the first sunny spring days of 2012 and when I saw this family cycling near the beach of Vlissingen I knew right away that it would make a great picture. I am ever so proud that it got picked for the cover!



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(in Dutch)
or its publisher Pieters Grafisch Bedrijf

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