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rewrite of texts tourist website

typical zeeland view on the isle of noord bevelandI write texts for the VVV (tourist office) of my home province Zeeland on a regular basis. Usually these are hiking maps, books with cycling routes or information panels. This spring, however, they approached me for something quite different: a rewrite of their complete website. A dream job. Naturally, I agreed to do it right away and over the past few months I have written A LOT on Zeeland. From extreme beach sports to Michelin star restaurants and from the best outings with kids to sleeping on the seaside. The site is live since last week and I think it turned out great. It has a great look with much more photo material than the previous site. And it has great texts to boot, of course!

my contribution
I really enjoyed this assignment, because although I had to operate within a set framework (most of the menu items were a given) I did get a lot of room to add my own ideas. Many texts reflect my view on the great province of Zeeland and why I think everyone should pay it a visit.

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