Responsible for all content on this website: Sonja Vilei.
BSc in Food Science and Nutrition, MSc in Rural Development, Food Marketing and Co-operative Organisation, PhD in agricultural economics.
Copy-editor, copy-writer, translator.
Beyond all titles: human being, woman, mother.
(Preliminary) Target reached.
Today, as freelance copy-editor, text designer and translator, I deal with words all the time, in books, yearly
reports, advertising, catalogues, websites...
During the five years I spent as scientific associate at the Institute for Agricultural Economics of the University of Hohenheim I was often concerned with written (and spoken) words: applying for external funds, writing scientific articles, proofing symposium reports/articles/speeches, translating articles and lecture materials, and reviewing for scientific journals.
The journey to reach this target
From Ludwigsburg, Germany, via Cork (Ireland) to Africa.
Starting in Ludwigsburg, Germany, I moved to Fulda for studying Nutrition and Food Business. A placement brought me to Dublin, Ireland. For my Bachelor thesis I moved to Cork (also Ireland) and added a Master in Rural Development, Food Marketing and Co-operative Organisation, travelling to Ethopia for my thesis.
Moving to South East Asia.
For my PhD in Agriculture I crossed about half the globe to land in the Philippines and evaluate, discuss, and write about the Participatory
Evaluation of the Sustainability of Farming Systems.
Besides and inbetween I promoted Nutrition and (Organic) Agriculture at schools, worked for a Certification Body for Organic Agriculture and got (and cherish) a
family of my own.