Margreet de Roo

Margreet de Roo photoIn what feels like a previous life Margreet used to be a German teacher until she moved to Nairobi, Kenya, with her husband in 2003. They returned to the Netherlands in 2012, where Margreet set up her editing business, Maneno tekstredactie. She mostly works as a copy-editor and proofreader and is learning how to do developmental editing. Every now and then she translates a book from English or German into Dutch.

In the Facebook groups for editors that she joined, she quickly discovered that there are many tools that can make an editor’s life easier, and she enjoys using them. In 2016 she started sharing her knowledge with fellow editors and translators through her workshop Handigheidjes Word and that reminded her of why she likes teaching so much: seeing the smiles when students realize that they have just learned something incredibly useful.

Margreet lives in Zwolle with her husband, two daughters and two cats.

Margreet is giving a pre-conference workshop entitled Making the best, most optimal use of MS Word (including macros and PerfectIt).