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Lorre Luther

Freelance Writer

Location icon Netherlands

Hey There. Welcome to my portfolio page. I write articles, blog posts and eCommerce copy — think product descriptions, category pages, landing pages, buying guides and store pages. I'm originally from the United States but now live in the Netherlands. Rotterdam to be exact. Reach out if you have any questions.  


Articles and Other Blog Posts

Big Brother is indeed watching you

Edition 28 June 2019, by Lorre Luther A Volkskrant investigation conducted earlier this year revealed that at least 60 Dutch municipalities engage in Wi- Fi tracking. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hengelo, Leiden and Alkmaar regularly use this controversial technology to monitor the size of crowds and make public safety decisions, such as where to focus police resources.

Is Dutch dying in Amsterdam?

Edition 19 April 2019, by Lorre Luther Every Saturday afternoon, worshipers flock to De Krijtberg, a picturesque Catholic church in the heart of Amsterdam, to celebrate mass. The priest leads the congregation in English. Head to a restaurant or cafe inside the grachtengordel, and you're more likely to hear "What can I get for you?"

Eligibility period for the 30% tax rule decreased from eight to five years

Edition 30 October 2018, by Lorre Luther On Prinsjesdag 2018, the Dutch government announced an important change in the duration of the 30% tax rule. Starting next year, workers will only be able to take advantage of the plan for a period of five years, instead of the currently permitted eight.

Van Ark suggests disabled individuals work for less than minimum wage

Edition 29 May 2018, by Lorre Luther On April 26, 2018, the Dutch House of Representatives debated a proposal that would allow employers to pay disabled workers less than the minimum wage. Tamara Van Ark, State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment, introduced the measure. Unemployment among handicapped workers in the Netherlands is extremely common.

The DC Voice
5 Things You Need to Know About Washington's ANCs

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) play a critical role in the District of Columbia governance. These elected bodies deal with issues of local importance. They function as liaisons between neighborhoods and the DC government. This article will introduce you to the basics every politically engaged District resident needs to know about ANCs.

Rotterdam's new Botlek bridge reaches an unwelcome milestone

Edition 26 October, by Lorre Luther On September 29th of this year, the Botlek bridge near Spijkenisse malfunctioned for the 100th time. Around six o'clock on Friday morning, the bridge went up and refused to come back down. The stand off lasted for just over two hours.

Schiphol Airport experimented with online appointment booking for security screening

Edition 28 December, by Lorre Luther In the last months of 2017 a limited number of passengers flying out of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport had the opportunity to participate in the Personal Security Pass program trial. During the two week experiment that lasted from November 28 until December 11, travelers were able to book specific security screening times.

Controversy erupts over burka ban

Edition 28 December, by Lorre Luther After more than 13 years of debate, theDutch government approved a limited burka ban last summer. On June 26, 2018, the Eerste Kamer passed the measure, and the bill became law. The ban prohibits individuals to wear face-covering garments in schools, universities, hospitals, government buildings and in public transportation.

Regional shortages of general practitioners threaten healthcare

Edition 30 August, by Lorre Luther After Wilko Siderius moved from Beekbergen to Leeuwarden early in 2018, he attempted to find a local family physician close to his new home. Although suffering from life-threatening colon cancer, Siderius was unable to find a general practitioner willing to oversee his care.

Registered partnerships rise in popularity

Edition 28 September, byLorre Luther Dutch couples are increasingly turning to registered partnerships when they decide to make their relationship official. In 2016, almost 81,000 couples entered into a legally recognized commitment. Just over 19 percent chose registered partnership instead of marriage, according to data collected by Statistics Netherlands, CBS.

Pim Fortuyn's murderer no longer required to report to Parole Office

Edition 28 June 2018, by Lorre Luther In the last week of May, a judge ruled Volkert van der Graaf, the man who shot and killed politician Pim Fortuyn, will no longer be required to meet with the parole department in order to comply with the rules of his conditional release.

Dutch take home pay increases for most workers

Written by By Lorre Luther The first paycheck of 2018 brought welcome news for most employees in the Netherlands- more take home pay. The amount of money that will be deposited into affected employees' bank accounts this year will increase even if their gross wages remain the same.

Refugees in front of the classroom

Edition 30 October 2018, by Lorre Luthe Last month, fifteen highly-educated refugees from Syria, Uzbekistan, Sudan and elsewhere found themselves back in the classroom. Years after having graduated from universities in their home countries, they began a new course of study that would qualify them to teach in the Netherlands.

Former PVV politician Joram van Klaveren converts to Islam

Edition 8 March, by Lorre Luther Joram van Klaveren, a former member of Geert Wilders' Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV) recently announced his conversion to Islam. He was a member of the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch House of Representatives, from 2010 until 2017.

Marketing Blog Posts

How Should You Handle 404 Pages on Your Website? - eZdia

Before we start discussing how to handle 404 error pages, it might be helpful to review a few computer science basics. Let's begin with what a 404 page does and the function it fills on your website. Most people think of it as a general error notice - something you get when you stumble onto a non-working link.

Setting KPIs for Product Pages and Improving Performance - eZdia

Before we start talking about things you can do to improve product pages that drive KPIs, it might be helpful to review a few basic concepts. Let's start by discussing KPIs - what they are, why they're so important, and how to set them.

Product Descriptions, Category Pages and Store Pages

Toilet Category Page for Staples

Staples® offers an extended selection of toilets that meet a variety of facilities maintenance needs. It stocks selections from several top manufacturers, including American Standard®, Stansport®, Toto, and Zurn®. Choose between urinals, free-standing, and wall mounted items to outfit unisex, men’s, and women’s bathrooms.

LUSH Cosmetics Coupons Store Page for Slickdeals

Lush Cosmetics offers sensuous makeup and personal care items customers have used to keep looking gorgeous since 1995. It specializes in colorful, dynamic health and beauty products that are kind to your skin.

Honeycutt Air Conditioning Affiliate Page for Trane

The husband and wife team of Steve and Wendy Honeycutt started Honeycutt Air Conditioning in 1984. Steve and Wendy treat their employees and customers like family. They take pride in providing flexible and honest service to the Austin County, Texas community.

NBA Fan Apparel & Souvenirs Landing Page for eBay

NBA superfans, you've come to the right place. From throwback jerseys to cute and sassy apparel just right for game time, showing your team spirit never goes out of style. Enjoy browsing and talking a bit of trash along the way.

Travel Deals Category Page for Slickdeals

Finding great travel deals is easy when you book rental cars, flights and hotels using the discounts and promos from the compiled list on our website. From discount codes to sales, there are tons of ways to save on travel bookings. Pick a destination and start searching for travel offers you can use when booking accommodations and flights.

Apple Certified Refurbished Store Page for Ebates

Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne founded Apple Computers in 1972. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, it has grown into one of the world’s most popular producers of consumer electronics. Known for developing stylish, easy-to-use products that feature seamless integration, Apple employs more than 123,000 people worldwide.

Apple Certified Refurbished Store Page for Ebates

Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne founded Apple Computers in 1972. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, it has grown into one of the world’s most popular producers of consumer electronics.

DSLR Deals Page for Slickdeals

Take advantage of DSLR deals and offers to buy your next camera at a discount. Look for the latest money-saving coupon and promo codes on cameras.

Robb Vices Store Page for Ebates

Robb Vices, an up-and-coming company headquartered in New York City, delivers boxes full of themed, curated, luxury products to subscribers on a monthly basis. With a mission to provide discerning men with exclusive products, Robb Vices does the hard work of finding the latest tasteful luxury items for you.

ASICS America Store Page for Slickdeals

Get running for less with ASICS promo codes and coupons. Use these ASICS discounts to score great deals on running shoes, accessories and clothes.

Legal Writing

Setting Up a Construction Related Business (Ghostwritten)

Congratulations! You've decided to start your own construction or contracting business. You've written a business plan and lined up financing. Now it's time to take care of the legalities. Most states, including Texas, have specific requirements you'll need to follow to stay on the right side of the law.

How the Legal Impact Of Divorce Can Affect Families - Digital Journal (Ghostwritten)

Making the decision to end a marriage can be a difficult choice. It's a painful step, particularly when children are involved. Being a good parent requires solid decision making that looks out for the best interests of you and your children. It's important to understand the impact a divorce can have on your family before moving forward.

Bloom Legal
What Is Probable Cause? | Bloom Legal (Ghostwritten)

Let's talk about probable cause. What it is, when the police need it and what it means if you've been arrested in Louisiana. Simply put, the police can only arrest you in Louisiana under two circumstances-if they have a warrant or probable cause to believe you've committed a crime.

Bloom Legal
If I'm In an Uber or Lyft Accident, Whose Insurance Will Cover Me? (Ghostwritten)

Let's start with the basics. Uber, Lyft and every state in the nation, including Louisiana, require drivers to have auto insurance. Drivers must comply with the minimum coverage requirements of the state in which they live to work through both platforms. Because some insurance providers exclude rideshare activities from coverage, both Uber and Lyft step in to fill the gap.

Travel Writing

Top 10 Food Tours In Miami, Florida

You don't have to search too hard to find beautiful people in Miami, Florida. And the sun sure likes to shine on this city of champagne and beaches. So if you're heading to Miami for a few days of rest and relaxation, good choice.

10 Best Things To Do In Cremona, Italy

Craft has met, and then become, art for centuries in Cremona, Italy. In this city of craft, Andrea Amati designed the first violin for Lorenzo de Medici, and Antonio Stradivari and Andrea Guarneri learned and perfected the art of violin making. Cremona's history rests comfortably in its streets; its past creating the present.

9 Best Things To Do In Gouda, The Netherlands: More Than Just Cheese

Gouda is a medium-sized city, in the province of South Holland, known for its unique city hall and Sint-Janskerk. Het Stadhuis, or City Hall, is a frequently photographed, stone, Gothic building, with stunning red shutters, that sits on the edge of the main market square, in the historic center of the city.

7 Best Things To Do In Troy, New York: A Step Back In Time

During the Industrial Revolution, Troy was wealthy and on the move. The Erie Canal, Hudson River, and several major rail road lines all came together in this small town that once sparkled with the wealth and trappings of the Gilded Age.

Top 9 Food Tours In Toronto, Canada

There's no shortage of fun things to do in Toronto, Canada. From Fort York to the Royal Ontario Museum, there are more than enough things to occupy a traveler for weeks on end. How about going on a delicious food tour to structure your exploration of the city?

9 Best Things To Do In L'Aquila, Italy

L'Aquila sits in a quiet valley, safely enclosed within its medieval walls. The Apennine Mountains rise around this city, founded in the 13th-century, which is now the capital of Abruzzo and the province of L'Aquila. The winding streets, Baroque churches, Renaissance buildings, and beautiful plazas of this city will charm you.

8 Great Food Tours In New York City

You can indulge in just about every type of cuisine imaginable in New York City, USA. From fine dining to food trucks, the ways to feed your culinary imagination just don't end in this brash and vibrant city. People from all over the world bring their drive and dreams to this city that embraces effort and creativity.

12 Best Things To Do In Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine is an architectural and cultural treasure. UNESCO declared the historic center of the city a world heritage site. Expanding outward from Rynok Square, the streets of Lviv's historic center overflow with stunning masterpieces of artistic craftsmanship. Italian architects and German builders worked alongside local artisans to create the beauty of Lviv's historic downtown.

8 Best Tours In Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, a sultry city full of southern charm, lies on the banks of the Savannah River just 20 miles (32 kilometers) inland from the Atlantic Ocean. This reserved subtropical town comes graciously alive once you get to know its charms. Founded in 1733, Savannah, once the British capital of the Province of Georgia, played an important role in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

8 Great Wine Tours In Osoyoos, Canada

Osoyoos, Canada is a small town in the far south of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. With an inviting landscape of rolling hills, picturesque lakes, and gorgeous orchards, the valley is full of British Columbia's famous outdoor beauty. It's also one of the finest wine growing regions in the world.

8 Great Tours Of Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba is a dynamic, mid-sized city in southeastern Brazil. Full of parks, green spaces, and remarkably free of traffic congestion, this capital of the state of Paraná is internationally recognized for its innovative urban planning.

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