Wendy Byrne

Copywriter, Editor, Proofreader, Translator

A self-confessed word nerd, I've been obsessed with language for a long time. As a French major at Smith College in the States, I took a life-changing year of study abroad in Paris, my first experience living in a foreign language. (Well, second if you count my father's thick and sometimes incomprehensible Irish accent).

I was born and raised in the U.S., but have lived in Amsterdam most of my adult life. Trilingual English-French-Dutch, I am a flexible copywriter, proofreader and editor in both American & British English, and a reliable translator of French or Dutch into English. Nice to meet you. Bienvenue sur mon portfolio. Gezellig.

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Portfolio

Editor

Blendle U.S.
Blendle U.S. Newsletters

As freelance editor for Blendle's U.S. platform, I select noteworthy articles from top U.S. publications, and feature them in the Daily Digest & weekend newsletters.

The Carnegie Foundation
Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations

This Carnegie Foundation publication features collaborative reflections on the inaugural Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations held at the Peace Palace. It was an honor to be Editor.

Europeana Foundation
Europeana Pro News

As Interim Editorial Officer, I helped manage the editorial calendar and content for Europeana's Pro News page, featuring daily posts on digital transformation within the cultural heritage sector.

Copy Editor

Europeana Foundation
Wikimania 2019

Europeana Pro News post from a two-part series in 2019 on Wikimania, the annual summer conference for the Wikimedia community of volunteers and professionals.

Eurotransplant
Eurotransplant Jubilee Book

Eurotransplant's jubilee book marked 50 inspiring years of cooperation & advances in international organ exchange. Amazing stories. The Dutch king was presented with the first copy.

Amsterdam Worldwide
The Drum: Amsterdam

AW agency thought piece, Amsterdam - More Than a Place, an Idea, featured in advertising industry trade publication, The Drum.

Copywriter: Long copy

Aflatoun
Child CEOs: The Next Big Thing

Press release for Amsterdam Worldwide on behalf of Aflatoun International, to spotlight their TVC airing on CNBC & print ad featured in The Economist.

Copywriter: Short copy

Poodle Golf
Brand Work: Print

Copy & layout for various print magazine pieces for women's golf brand Poodle, including 2-page inside cover spread, full-page brand ads, contest & advertorial.

Poodle Golf
Brand Work: Moodbook

Spring/Summer Moodbook copy, layout & studio work for women's golf brand Poodle.

Proofreader

Pernod Ricard
Scalpel 4.1

Award-winning publication Scalpel features respected 'surgeons' from nine creative disciplines, with their inspirational picks for cutting-edge up-and-comers in their fields.

iamsterdam A-Mag
A-Mag Sep/Oct 2017 Issue

A-Mag is iamsterdam's bi-monthly mag covering the city's must-do / must-see events, along with the latest hotspots for food, drink, arts & entertainment.

iamsterdam MICEdition
MICEdition Summer 2017

Twice a year, iamsterdam's Business Marketing & Conventions team issues a full-color newsletter with editorials & interviews from its Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events partners.

Amsterdam Worldwide
Agency Presentations

Proofreading ad agency creds, case studies, pitch decks & brand guidelines / toolkits / campaigns, as well as industry & client presentations.

Amsterdam Berlin
LSD - The Moscovite

Nice assignment for Amsterdam Berlin: proofreading a few essays written by influential photographer, Stefan Dotter as part of his LSD (Love, Stefan Dotter) travel series.

Various clients
Various media

Proofreading communications of all shapes and sizes on behalf of many cool clients.