Marieke Krijnen, PhD

Amsterdam | The Netherlands

(application for Permanent Residency in Canada is pending; approval expected in 2018)

+1 249-356-4174 |+31 (0) 6-4966-5025 ||


Experienced editor specialized in copyediting and stylistic editing of non-fiction work. Also skilled in qualitative digital market research. Seven years’ experience in (academic) research and project management. Passionate about learning new skills, keeping track of several projects at the same time, and helping authors express their ideas clearly. Very responsible, organized, communicative, and meticulous.


  • Copyediting, proofreading
  • Stylistic and developmental editing
  • Research, analysis, and writing
  • Project and event management
  • (Intercultural) communication
  • Teaching and presentation


2017–current Self-employed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Editor (English and Dutch)
-Proofreading, editing, manuscript development for dozens of (academic) clients and companies.
-Proofreader and copyeditor, Terreform Urban Research (New York).
-Copyeditor and translator for Dutch website Global Academic Press.
-Editor at academic journal ACME.

-MotivIndex, Toronto: digital ethnography assignments for corporate clients.
-Consultant for academic research projects/NGO reports.
Translator (English-Dutch/Dutch-English)
-Academic assignments: PhD summaries.
-Website texts.
-Legal documents.
2017 Part-time Consultant
AUB Policy Institute, Beirut, Lebanon.
-Conceptualized, researched, and coordinated workshops.
-Desk research on housing issues.
Part-time Lecturer
American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
-Developed and taught course materials.
-Trained students in fieldwork, writing and research skills.
-Assessed and evaluated students’ progress and learning process.
2016–2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon.
-Developed, implemented and published research on the real estate and finance sectors in Lebanon.
-Organized international conference on the same topic.
2011–2016 PhD-Candidate
Department of Conflict and Development, Ghent University, Belgium.
-Developed, implemented, and published research on real estate development in Beirut.
-Acquired data through interviewing, data analysis, mapping, etc.
-Received training in qualitative data analysis.
-Developed and taught course materials.
-Assessed and evaluated students’ assignments and exams.
-Organized international workshop.
2010–2011 Project Officer
MAJAL Academic Urban Observatory, Beirut, Lebanon.
-Developed research on gentrification in Beirut.
-Designed and managed a mapping project.
-Developed and tested data collection methodologies
2002–2006 Administrative Juridical Registration Employee
Land Registry, Apeldoorn/Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
-Verified and registered property and mortgage records.
-Completed training course in real-estate law.


2011–2016 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Ghent University, Belgium.
Thesis: The urban transformation of Beirut: An investigation into the movement of capital.
2007–2010 Master of Arts, Middle East Studies
American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Thesis: Facilitating real estate development in Beirut: A peculiar case of neoliberal public policy. GPA 4.0.
2004–2007 Bachelor of Arts, Humanistics
University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands.


2018– Copyediting Standards course
Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada, in the context of Professional Editing Standards Certificate training.
2014 Comparative and Global Social Futures course
Oslo Summer School, Oslo University, by Prof. Akhil Gupta.
2012–2014 Doctoral Schools training
Ghent University Doctoral Training Program
Economic Theory and History of the Eastern Mediterranean; Arabic Literary Texts I; Modern Arabic I; Economic Globalisation; Political Geography; NVivo 9 Qualitative Data Analysis; ARC GIS; Slide Design.


  • Successfully organized and managed a number of events:
    • Workshops for MA-students (2015 and 2017), including published report.
    • International conferences (2014 and 2017), seminars (2017), conference panel
  • Published my research in high-ranking journals, most recently:
    • Krijnen M (2018) Gentrification and the creation and formation of rent gaps. Opening up gentrification theory to global forces of urban change. CITY 22(3): 437–446.
    • Krijnen M (2018) Beirut and the creation of the rent gap. Urban Geography 39(7): 1041–1059.
  • Presented my work at over fourteen international conferences, including:
    • Royal Geographical Society-IBG International Conference (2017, 2016, 2012)
    • Global Conference on Economic Geography (2015)
    • Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting (2013)
    • American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (2012)
    • World Congress of Middle East Studies (2010)
  • Was granted several research/travel awards, including:
    • Award for best paper and presentation, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm (2017).
    • Full PhD-research grant and fieldwork budget, Special Research Fund (BOF), Ghent University (2011).


Dutch Mother tongue
English Proficient (IETLS test-score (2018): Band 9, Expert User)
German Advanced
Spanish Advanced
French Advanced
Arabic High intermediate Lebanese, intermediate Modern Standard Arabic

References are available on request.