She is behind



Behind it all stays 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.

Mother, woman and more.

Preliminary target reached.


During 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 of symposium reports/articles/speeches, translating articles and lecture materials, and as reviewer for scientific journals. 


Today, as freelance copy-editor, text designer and translator, I deal with words all the time, in books, yearly reports, advertising, catalogues, homepages ...

It has been an interesting journey to reach this target:

From Ludwigsburg, Germany, via Cork in Ireland to Africa.


Starting in Ludwigsburg, Germany, I moved to Fulda for studying Nutrition and Food Business. A placement brought me to Dublin, Ireland (where the purest English is spoken, as the Dubliners claim). For my Bachelor thesis I moved to Cork in the South of Ireland and added a Master in Rural Development, Food Marketing and Co-operative Organisation, travelling to Ethopia for my thesis.


Moving further 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 in between I promoted Nutrition and (Organic) Agriculture at schools, worked for a Certification Body for Organic Agriculture and got my own family.



If there is a task I cannot help you with, I can always rely on my, female only, colleagues from the network Texttreff.


I am also a member of the Association of Free Lectors, Verband der Freien Lektorinnen und Lektoren e.V. (Vfll).

Dr. Sonja Vilei


Dr. Sonja Vilei . Krögelstein 49 . 96142 Hollfeld

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