Who

Vanderwijkschrijft is Peter van der Wijk. That’s my name, obviously. Dutch ghostwriter, corporate story writer and copywriter. Why this page in English then? Because I write in English just as easily as in Dutch. 3 years in London helped. Ever since, I’ve never stopped improving my English.

Writing for business and business leaders

Suppose you have a view to share, but no time to spare. That happens. I know how limited your time is, as I have spoken and worked with many a CEO in my business career.  That made me see what drives people in that position and how striking their views on business often are.

Bringing such ideas to light is highly valuable. Today, people are looking out for business leaders with inspiring views and visions. Consumers are more than ever before interested in the way companies will contribute to this world and add meaning to people’s lives.

A book, an essay, a whitepaper, a series of blogs, a filmed portrait: there are so many ways to bring your view to life. I would be very happy to answer any questions you may have, discuss any ideas about how to express your views or present you with an estimate.

Call me at 0039 (0) 329 0174 950 or mail me  vanderwijk@icloud.com  

Peter van der Wijk in facts & figures.

Career: Starting out in 1977 as a junior-junior copywriter in a Rotterdam, Holland, agency. From there to Avon Cosmetics, London. From there back to Holland, working at a string of leading agencies, picking up numerous Dutch and international awards for my creative work.  Co-founder of Bruns van der Wijk, which was eventually sold to TBWA. From 2001 working as independent copywriter from Amsterdam, from 2007 from Antwerp, Belgium before moving to Italy in 2012 where I currently work as a corporate story writer, ghostwriter and copywriter for clients from Holland, Belgium and the UK.

Experience: worked for clients like Toyota, ABN AMRO Bank, Postbank, Aegon, RVS, Sony, Philips, KPN, Ericsson, Ahrend, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Toyota, Red Band, Verkade, Peijnenburg, Campari, Chocomel, Fristi, Fanta, Campina Melkunie, Sourcy, Grolsch, BelCompany, BASE, Douwe Egberts, Siemens, Univé, and many, many others.

Languages: Dutch, English (fluent in both writing and speaking), understanding of German, French, Italian.

Publications:

  • book ‘Corporate Storytelling, the value of consistency’’, book published under my own name by Haystack (2007)
  • ‘Alles is reclame’, collection of columns about brands, people & marketing (2010)
  • Ghostwriting assignments: several books about brand communication and storytelling (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)