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None of these would have been possible without a strong team. It has been my privilege to build, lead, and work with teams of dedicated professionals.

  • creation of a number of publishing platforms, e.g. Scholarly Editions; previously also; bibliographies, primary sources, and others
  • creation of academic publishing as code, i.e. a GitLab based workflow and publishing system
  • creation of an ecosystem of tools: ETL scripts, pipelines, widgets, etc.
  • creation of a research data service where data is visualized in research papers and can be queried and processed directly from those papers
  • editorial organization and publication of large reference works
  • successful funding applications for larger and smaller public/private projects


  • product ownership and project management
  • extensive knowledge of Digital Humanities (subject areas, initiatives/projects, methods, standards, best practices, etc.)
  • knowledge of programming and web technology
  • subject matter expert academic publishing
  • subject matter expert Classics, History, and Philosophy


  • digital humanists, world wide
  • academics, world wide
  • publishers and suppliers, world wide
  • IT entrepreneurs, Leiden (NL)


  • 2022-2023, sabbatical, devoted to self-study (Python)
  • 2019-2022, product owner digital platforms, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden (NL)
  • 2011-2019, project manager digital publishing, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden (NL)
  • 2006-2011, project manager major reference works, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden (NL)
  • 1996-2007, translator and copy-editor, self employed


  • 2006-2022; certified Professional Scrum Product Owner; certified Prince2 foundation and practitioner; courses at Codecademy, W3Schools and Vakopleiding Boekenbranche
  • 2006; PhD Religious Studies, University of Groningen (NL)
  • 1996; MA Philosophy, University of Leiden (NL)
  • 1995; MA History, University of Leiden (NL)
  • 1989; VWO, Maerlant Lyceum, The Hague (NL)