Maaike van Eijk. Born and raised in The Hague. Certified fitness instructor. Started her career at a translation agency which she eventually took over. Sold it right before the economic crisis. Ended up in an open-plan office before coming to her senses. Quit her job at once and founded Sobriquet. Lifts heavy things for fun.

Remy van der Meer. Studied industrial design once but didn’t like stuff. Then decided he wanted to become a jazz guitarist but was rejected from the conservatory. Refused to grow up and studied philosophy and logic. Wrote a very long thesis on three lines by Wittgenstein. Came out unscathed. Or so he thinks.

Lisanne Onderwater. Moved from Lisse to London for the film academy, from London to Amsterdam for love and from Amsterdam to Arnhem for the creative writing course at ArtEZ. Published a novella as a graduation project and is attempting to write a novel in the evenings. Is happy to be back in the beautiful Bulb Region.

Textosaurus Rex. Is this you? A native English copywriter with a knack for creating compelling content. Or an anglophile with multilingual roots who can transform English into crisp, concise Dutch and vice versa. Freelance or contract. We need you. Mail to maaike@sobriquet.nl

T. rex Trix. Was six feet under for 66 million years. Was then excavated, packed in crates and shipped to Leiden. Never asked for that. But is now attracting attention in Naturalis. Photographed there by Sobriquet because they have a wooden dinosaur as a mascot. But you guessed it: they didn't ask Trix.

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Relentless when it comes to quality. Just like us. Colin, Kelly, Paula, Heather, Maud, Aude, Emeline, Sabine, Bettina, Sybille, Filippo, Lucia, Esther, Betânia and Jolanta make up the illustrious group of translators, editors and copywriters we work with. Thanks to these polyglot wizards, we can tell a tale in any language.