Steve Korver is an Amsterdam-based journalist/copywriter/editor/translator.

After years of travel subsidised by carpentry and B-movie acting, I first came to Amsterdam in the 1990s to reverse the journey my parents made as immigrants to Canada. I settled down to become a freelance columnist, copywriter, editor/writer of guide books, and contributor to such publications as New York Times, Guardian, Time Out, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Conde Nast Traveller and The Globe & Mail covering such subjects as food/drink, design/architecture, Yuri Gagarin, Serbian gangster kitsch and all-things-Amsterdam.

From 2005 I was editor-in-chief of the alternative weekly Amsterdam Weekly for 175 issues and 14 European Newspaper Awards. Attracted to the idea of more varying deadlines, I decided to return to my freelancing roots in 2009 – which means I’m always ‘up for new opportunities and challenges’.

For example, between 2012 and 2017 I was a founding editor at the multiple-award winning online platform Love Matters where I also wrote the weekly column ‘Sex in the Press’. And in 2018, I got to travel the world – from China to Tunisia – for Book of Denim, Vol. 2 (Amsterdam Publishing, 2018) to write in-depth features on individuals and companies out to transform the notoriously dirty textile industry.

As a copywriter, I’ve worked on international communication campaigns and projects for Diesel, DSM-Dyneema, Heineken, IKEA and TomTom with creative agencies such as KesselsKramer, Natwerk, StrawberryFrog, SuperStories and Tribal DDB. I also enjoy doing NL-ENG translations for clients such as Amnesty Netherlands, Rijksmuseum and IDFA.

As a writer, I hope to finish ultimate books on Amsterdam, Yuri Gagarin and What I Learned from Googling ‘Sex’ Everyday for Four Years.

In short: I’m into diversity and juggling projects both long-term and short. Let’s talk!

Make contact: steve [at] stevekorver.com.



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Will act for laughs…



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