Joined Sep 22 2012
74 years old
I am a native of the Netherlands, where I became a primary school teacher. In 1964-1865 I lived in Yorkshire for one year, studying for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. I received a Grad A pass.
In July 1967 I married Detlef Grothof from Germany. We have got one daughter who was born in 1973. In 1981 we moved to Switzerland. Our son-in-law is Swiss, and we have got two lovely grandsons, born in 1997 and 1998. All of us are born-again Christians. My husband and I surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ in 1974.
As a freelance translator of English, German, and Dutch I have translated twelve Christian books into German so far, and 1300+ other texts from/into English, German, or Dutch. I am a very experienced private teacher of my three main languages, offering customized lessons.
I have got strong ambitions as a writer, and several hundred texts of mine, written in German, English, or Dutch from about 1970 on, have already been published in many different countries, predominantly in small press publications and anthologies. In 1986 I self-published a booklet with Christian poems in German. My hobbies, pastimes, and interests are manifold and include reading, painting, drawing, computer, etc. On Facebook I enjoy being a member of the ACW and ACW International groups.