Curriculum Vitae – Angelique van Engelen
Nov 2008 – Currently
-Copywriter for Adfero, the London based copywriting house. I take care of the Dutch part of their client Medic Animal, a multi language pet medicine site and Barclays Global International, the bank.
-Publish AmplifiedGreen, a blog about micro green issues in macro perspectives. Aiming to attract a regular readership base. Syndicating content to Google News contributors including EcoPreneurist, Blogcritics, Blogger News Network.
May 2008 – July 2009
-Freelance columnist for GlobalWarmingIsReal/blog. Wrote three articles a week for this blog, researching top environment news and creating high traffic articles, pushing them on the social networks. Topics: environment, alternative energy and finance (capital markets, investment, corporate savings schemes, pension funds).
March 2008 – March 2009
Nov 1999 – July 2007
-Created www.reporTwitters.com, in August 2007, a social networking / portfolio / crowdsourcing platform for journalists that use Twitter, the microblogging tool on which users answer the question ‘What Are You Doing?’. The site was endorsed by but not officially linked to Twitter. Maintained the site’s blog, wrote newsletters, interacted with members, expert sources and global newspaper editors. Tried to attract backing of a media/academic organizations. The outfit is on the backburner for the moment.
-Started ClixyPlays a blog about fun issues and international trends, written through a character running havoc in a copywriting agency. Launched in 2005, the blog managed to reach PR2.
-Freelance copywriter/journalist/researcher/screenplay writer. Wrote full-length feature film scenario ‘Mad Hatters‘. Wrote a short script ‘Noddy ‘n’ Oddy’. Produced a character treatment ‘Emma’ at the request of a film company. Wrote a short treatment for a sci-fi company called Gemby.
June 2000 – May 2001
Riskcenter.com correspondent in Europe. Wrote risk management articles for this US-based media house, targeting professionals in the financial, energy and commodities sectors. Also was involved in marketing the service to prospective clients.
July 1998 – Nov 1999
Analyst/editor Commercial International Brokerage Company (CIBC) in Cairo, Egypt. Involved with the start up of the brokerage arm of Egypt’s largest commercial bank. Main responsibilities included editing sector/company research.
Aug 1997 – July 1998
Analyst/Stock broker T. Hoare London. Passed the Financial Securities Authority exam in London, worked on the Egypt desk, responding to client queries, writing research and compiling a daily report for institutional investors and fund managers investing in Egyptian equities and new stock issues.
Aug 1996 – June 1997
Editor at Emerging Markets Database London and Africa Focus. Compiled and edited financial news from emerging markets, later on with purely an African angle for a variety of printed and electronic media.
August 1994 -Aug 1996
Institutional Investor Newsletters. Senior Editor. Wrote for Global Money Management for two years. Moved to Emerging Markets Week beginning 1996. Covered pension fund investments throughout Continental Europe and financing deals in European, Russian and African emerging markets.
Dec 1991 – Jan 1994
Freelance Middle East correspondent Cairo, Egypt. Wrote articles for Dutch printed media and radio stations. Later on did live reporting for English language radio stations, including Voice of America, the English service of Radio Deutsche Welle and the BBC.
Sept 1991 – Oct 1991
Certec International Business Machines, a cash register company in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Translated cash register manuals from Dutch into English.
Sept 1990 – Sept 1991
MarketResponse, a call center in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Conducted market research by phone.
Microsoft Office (excel, access, word, works, outlook)
Basic HTML programming (coffeecup HTML and Flash)
Ulead Photoimpact 7.0 (photo editing)
Most major blog publishing systems (WordPress, Blogger, Movable Type, TypePad, Xanga)
1988 -1991 Journalism school Amersfoort, the Netherlands, BA degree.
1982 – 1988 Higher General Secondary Education
DOB 14 November 1969
Place of Birth Beekbergen, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Marital Status Divorced, 1 child, living with ex spouse
Address 52 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland
Telephone intl 44 (0) 750 230 6333
Email angelique dot engelen at adfero dot co dot uk
MSN ave at contentclix dot com
Skype Angelique van Engelen