"I edit the BBC News Website's entrepreneurship and small business features. I recently commissioned Thessa to write a feature on the Tunisian wine industry. Thessa got in touch to pitch the idea, and then wrote an excellent feature ahead of the deadline. I would not hesitate to commission her again."
Saskia Grootegoed, Online Campagnes & Communicatie Manager Amnesty International: "Thessa Lageman was part of our campaigns and communications team at several instances in the last couple of years. She produced different materials for us, from in depth articles to online content. We have come to know her as very professional and thorough. Thessa has extensive knowledge of middle eastern subjects which she translates into approachable and informative texts."
Maria Gallo, Project Manager Tipik Communication Agency: "Thessa and I have worked together several times; she has written interesting texts and proved to be always reliable and efficient. A pleasure to work with such a professional journalist. I will certainly come back to her when new opportunities appear!"
Rob van Rooijen, Chef ANP Nieuws (Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau):
"Thessa heeft zich voor het ANP bij herhaling bewezen als een kundig en gedreven journaliste. Zo leverde zij, tot volle tevredenheid, rond de verkiezingen in Tunesië en na de terreuraanslag in Sousse in juni 2015 uitgebreide en heldere berichtgeving."
Anna Villeleger, Editor-in-chief Discover Benelux magazine: "Thessa has been a valued contributor to Discover Benelux magazine since July 2016. She is a very skilled writer and adapted to our house style with ease. Quick to respond and reliable, she produces articles that are informative, accurate and a pleasure to read."
"Thessa is a conscientious hard worker. She puts a lot of effort in preparing for interviews, is modest but determined, calm but critical and works long hours without complaining. Furthermore she is a brave and independent journalist, that can be funny too."
"Thessa is a dedicated, highly qualified journalist, always respecting deadlines, asking the relevant questions, well prepared before interviews and always delivering excellent work! She is also also a good photographer, the ideal combination if you need an excellent article with pictures... ready for publication."