Curriculum Vitae - Helen West

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Specialisations:   Web writing, copy writing, ghost writing
Editing and rewriting
Writing training and coaching
Dutch/English translation
Mother tongue:   English
Education:   B.A. and Dip. Ed., University of New England, Australia
Various short courses and training workshops on editing, copy writing and train-the-trainer
Employment:    
1988 - present   West English Communications BV, Bennekom, the Netherlands
Writer, Editor, Writing Trainer and Coach, Dutch/English translator
1984 - 1988   Freelance English editor
Experience:    
Writing & Editing :   Working with specialists and managers in government ministries, European Commission and international organisations, consultants business and industry, science and technology, research and education to produce various types of publications. The range of publications includes:
. Policy documents and reports
. Multi-million euro tenders/proposals
. Scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals
. Annual reviews and reports to shareholders
. Websites
. Promotional materials
. Public information

Experience in writing promotional materials including websites, annual reports, customer newsletters, in-house newsletters, company profiles and brochures, product brochures, press releases and articles, and trade fair displays.
Training & Coaching:   Writing training and individual coaching for managers, consultants, engineers and scientists tailored-made to specific writing needs and requirements such as writing reports, project proposals, web writing, and press releases and other promotional and information materials.
Sector experience:   Transport, infrastructure, engineering
Architecture and construction
Environment, agriculture and forestry
Pharmaceuticals, plastics and industrials
Health, food and nutrition
Economics and banking
Science and technology
Management consultants
Writing and editing:   Health, Food and Nutrition
Netherlands Institute for Health and Environment (RIVM), Wageningen University, Confederation of Food & Drinks Industries of the EU, NIZO Food Research, FrieslandCampina, Royal Wessanen, Royal Numico, Unimills
NIZO Food Research, Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN/WCFS, Schmalbach Lubeca (Germany)

Environment, agriculture and forestry
European Commission DG Development, Wageningen University
Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen University and Research Centre

Transport, infrastructure, engineering
European Commission, DG Development, DG MOVE, World Bank (SSATP),
Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Panteia, KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Boskalis
DHV Group, Witteveen+Bos, Nedeco/Nethconsult, Imtech, Fugro

Architecture and construction
Dura Vermeer, AM Real Estate

Banking, Economics, Labour Market
Rabobank International, Panteia/NEA, ECORYS

Pharmaceuticals, Plastics and industrials
EMG: DSM Composite Resins, EMG: DSM Engineering Plastics, Belden; GE Plastics Europe, DSM Research, DSM Pharmaceutical Products, Royal TenCate, Océ Technologies, Yokogawa Europe, Philips Business Communications, Esso

Other sectors
Signaal Apparaten Hengelo, Baan, KEMA, Mexx International, Baan Company, Institute of Social Studies, International Centre for Water & Sanitation, Management for Development Foundation
Training/coaching:   Scientists and researchers: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven
Technical specialists and managers: EU Monitors in Russia (Moscow), Ukraine (Kiev), Caucasus (Tbilisi), Kazakhstan (Almaty), Uzbekistan (Tashkent), Croatia and Bosnia (Zagreb), European Commission
Management consultants and technical experts: Integration International Management Consultants Management, (Frankfurt) Germany
Researchers and consultants: NEA Transport and Training Consultants, Zoetermeer
Scientists: R&D Department, FrieslandCampina, Leeuwarden
Researchers and project managers: Rabobank, Utrecht, KAS Bank, Amsterdam, Shell Asset Management, Rotterdam
Economists and consultants: NEI/Ecorys, Rotterdam
Engineers and technical experts: Witteveen+Bos, Deventer
Project managers and scientists: PURAC, Gorinchem
Editors: Editing for Readability, advanced training for English speaking editors working in the Netherlands, Utrecht, Netherlands
Consultants and researchers: Nuffic: Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education, The Hague
Project managers, post docs and PhD fellows: Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN/WCFS, Wageningen
Engineers: BKH consulting engineers, The Hague
Project managers: Management for Development (MDF) Ede
Contact:   Helen West, West English Communications bv
Prins Bernhardlaan 47, 6721 DP Bennekom, the Netherlands
Tel. +31 318 417827; Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Expertise, experience, enthusiasm for clear, concise communication in English