Jelte ten Holt


I am a writer, thinker, dreamer and traveler who’d rather collect ideas and memories than couches and clothes. I’d rather share what I have than covet what I don’t. — Jelte ten Holt

About Me

I’ve always been intimately involved with the written word. Over the years, I’ve scribbled, written and composed in dozens of different fields – including magazines, blogs, websites, marketing, essays, film reviews, television, short films, advertising, fiction, ebooks, editing, and scientific publications.

In the last couple of years, since I left behind my settled life and begun to drift around the world, my perspective has shifted and I’ve pivoted from words being my tools to them becoming my focus. I’ve worked hard and done a lot.

I’ve written a season for a science-based television show, have been an assistant editor on a magazines and chief editor on a website, completed two fantasy books and a dozen science-based ebooks, worked for marketing companies in the US, UK and Australia, and ghost written hundreds of blog posts about every topic under the sun.

Now I’m ready to make the next transition.

From here on in I’m concentrating on building something of my own, writing under my own name, and promoting my own ideas. Through this I hope to leave the world a little better than I found it; because if we all did that, what a wonderful world it would be.

Portfolio Pieces

I had the great honor of working for the artistic network 200 R ONE as chief editor last year. During my time there I was in charge of all editing and copy concerns, as well as (as in normal in most startups) a great deal more. One piece I wrote during that time was, Behind a Nondescript Gate, which is about how we tried to build an artistic community.

Since that project folded up, I’ve been focused on writing blog posts. I’ve been working for a digital marketing agency, where I’ve started writing their blogs. The first one is called, What you Need to Know to Transition Effectively to Writing Online. Then there is this article about if you can re-use an engagement ring. Yes, it sounds like a boring topic but it’s far from. The history of why we view diamonds the way we do is absolutely fascinating.

A few years ago I got the chance to interview some of the Rohingya stuck in Indonesia after fleeing abuses in their home-country Burma. It was a devastating story about rape and murder, which affected me on a deep level.

Using my experience in social psychology, I wrote an article about how it isn’t happiness but emotional resilience that protects you from depression for the site learning-minds.com.

Note that this is only a small selection of what I’ve written.

Want to see more work samples? Then check out my extended portfolio or send me an email. Just follow the instructions and tell me what you’re looking for. Then, I’ll gladly give you other content to look at.

Blog Articles

Here I will point to my own favorite blog articles, which I feel really encapsulate both my writing and my thinking.