Welcome to my portfolio

Hello! I am Marjorie van Elven, a journalist and content marketer with several years of experience writing news, press releases, marketing materials, and social media posts in English and Portuguese.

I was born in Brazil but moved abroad in 2011 to pursue a master’s degree in gender studies in Budapest, Hungary and Utrecht, the Netherlands. After meeting people from all over the world during a solo backpacking trip in Europe two years prior, I was inspired to extend the experience by studying and working in international environments.

Little did I know that I would fall head over heels for the Netherlands. I never returned to Brazil, neither do I intend to. Utrecht is my forever home. Now that I’m a Dutch citizen and speak Dutch fluently, I’m starting to publish articles in that language as well. Lekker bezig!

I love the challenge of taking a complex topic and turning it into a clear and interesting message, a piece of text that everyone can understand. On this website, you’ll learn more about me and see samples of my work. Enjoy!