Steve Korver

Steve Korver is an award-winning (copy)writer/editor based in Amsterdam.

As a specialist in one-liners and more, he covers basic human rights: food, drink, healthcare, travel, clean supply chains, sex, etcetera. He also does a lot of ghostwriting – putting the thought into leadership.

As a journalist, he has written and edited many travel guidebooks, and contributes to publications such as New York Times, Guardian, Time Out, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Wallpaper, Conde Nast Traveller and The Globe & Mail.

As a copywriter, he’s worked on international communication campaigns and projects for Augury, City of Amsterdam, Diesel, DSM-Dyneema, ECCO, Fatboy, Heineken, IKEA, Stedelijk Museum and TomTom with creative agencies such as DEPT, KesselsKramer, Natwerk, StrawberryFrog and Tribal DDB. (For the portfolio, drop a message.)

Between 2012 and 2017 he was a founding editor at the multiple-award winning online platform Love Matters – where he also wrote the column ‘Sex in the Press’. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of the alternative cultural paper Amsterdam Weekly for 175 issues and 14 European Newspaper Awards.

In past lives he’s been a carpenter, doorman and B-movie actor. In a future life he hopes to get funding to finish ultimate books on Amsterdam, Yuri Gagarin and the complexities of human relationships.

Mr Korver lives in Amsterdam with his partner and two young children.

Specialties: writing, journalism, following a brief, creating a brief, research/interviews, bringing stories to the ‘next level’, developing and executing creative ideas (and teams), doing cool things with cool people, working with different disciplines, UX, SEO, consulting for print and online publications, NL-ENG translations, voice-overs…