Kim van der Toorn


About me

Hi! My name is Kim, I'm 23 years old, and I am from the Netherlands. I grew up in a small city called Hellevoetsluis, briefly lived in the USA (state of Virginia) when I was 16-17, lived in Middelburg for three years, Leiden for one year, and am currently living in The Hague with my boyfriend. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Linguistics at University College Roosevelt, situated in the wonderful Middelburg (Zeeland). After that, I came to Leiden University for a Master's in Translation. This, however, was not enough to quench my thirst for knowledge! Therefore, I decided to continue studying and enrolled in Book and Digital Media Studies. I currently work as a translator and editor for an application called Leavedays. Ultimately, I would like to work for a publisher's as an in-house translator/editor/proof-reader of some kind.

In my free time, I like to read (obviously!), add to my collection of books, go running, make music, and spend time with my family and friends.

These are the languages I speak:

Prior Knowledge

My knowledge of digital media technology is quite limited (aside from Word and Excel), although I have worked with Wordpress before, which uses HTML codes.


I expect to gain an understanding of the underlying workings of digitized texts and websites.