Thessa Lageman

Regular contributor to: Al Jazeera English, BBC, The Atlantic's CityLab, Deutsche Welle, De Tijd (Belgium), several Dutch media, including trade and business magazines, content marketing agencies in the US, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Belgium, such as Contently, Skyword and Spoon.

Other information: ✏️ Who?
My name is Thessa Lageman, and I'm an experienced Dutch Freelance Journalist, Copywriter and Writer of Content Marketing Stories. I'm also an Arabist, which means that I studied Arabic languages and cultures. I also lived in Tunisia, Egypt and Kuwait.

✏️ What?
I write captivating stories in Dutch and English for media, magazines and other business and NGO publications.

I can write about nearly anything, but often deal with social topics, such as sustainability and environmental issues, circular economy, social enterprises, international development, human rights, poverty and migration. I also regularly write about health, education, science, travel and technology.

I also edit Dutch texts, translate from English to Dutch and regularly take photos.

✏️ How?
Before I start writing an article, I explore the topic thoroughly, look for refreshing angles and ask the right questions. I use a clear structure and the language that fits your audience. I write the content in a way that the audience likes to continue reading until the end. Because of my experience, it's easy to work with me, I follow briefings closely, but also contribute ideas, I'm flexible and, of course, I never miss a deadline.​

✏️ Where?
I'm based in The Hague, the Netherlands, and regularly travel to other parts of the world.

✏️ When?
Just send me a message -- -- and we can see if, how and when we can work together.

Links to my work:
These lifejackets saved refugees at sea. Now they are providing jobs for survivors
The cemetery of unknown refugees from the Mediterranean
Dubai in United Arab Emirates a centre of human trafficking and prostitution
Creating a buzz: Using bees to pull people out of poverty
Life in Tunisia's closed refugee camp: 'I lost my mind'
It's A Plant! Vegetarian Restaurant Lures In Meat-Lovers — And It's Working
Is help on the way for Tunisia's cancer hotspot?
Dutch banks’ customers ‘unknowingly’ profit from palm oil companies
Tunisian winemakers remain upbeat despite concerns
This Fiery Tunisian Soup Is Not for the Faint of Heart
Step into a Lavish Time Capsule at the Apollo Hotel Amsterdam
Can the Ancient Bathhouses of Tunis Survive?
Could Oman be next domino in Middle East's arc of instability?
Unemployed Tunisians on hunger strike
Russian hackers use Dutch polls as practice
Dutch entrepreneurs join forces
Logistics without boundaries
Guided Tour in The Hague Offers Locals a Different Neighborhood View
'Giethoorn' from Garuda Colours Magazine

Telephone: +31612595693


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Twitter: @thessalageman


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