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  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    
  • 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)    
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • 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)     
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • 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 process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    
  • 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)    
  • 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)    
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     

Sonja at Film by the Sea

sonja in action - photo leonard passchierFilm festival Film by the Sea means: Sonja behind the desk. During the festival I make texts, answer press questions, keep the website up to date and make schedules.

But working at Film by the Sea changes you in a kind of Jack of all trades. If necessary, I can help out wherever I am needed. So besides my work at the desk, I have worked behind the bar, distributed newspapers, held pep talks for my colleagues, introduced films, collected empty glasses and above all: enjoyed myself.

The hustle and bustle of the festival is over now and I have one week left to finish my work and set up new initiatives for the upcoming edition. Which means that as of now I am looking for new and challenging assignments. So, if you are looking for a text tiger, an amazing communicator and/or allround enthusiast, mail me!

Of course, you can also read up on my communication experience first.

PS: The pic of Sonja in action was taken by Leonard Passchier