GrondTaal was established in 2007 by Gerre van der Kleij. Gerre obtained her BA and MA in Classical Studies and Mediterranean Archaeology at State University Groningen, the Netherlands. Ancient Greek and Musicology were her secondary subjects.
Gerre continued her archaeological and linguistic studies at Binghamton University, New York State, USA, where she graduated with an MA in Anthropology. She subsequently studied Scandinavian Prehistory at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, researching aspects of the Danish Neolithic while also trying to master Danish.
Gerre took classes in ‘Museums & Education’, was active at the Stedelijk Museum Zutphen (municipal museum Zutphen) and the municipal archaeological service of that same town, and worked for the Dutch cultural heritage agency RCE and a Dutch publishing company, Roodbont. Throughout her professional career she has translated numerous texts from English into Dutch and vice versa for a wide range of clients including museums, universities, archaeological companies and publishers. She also wrote and published papers and columns for the scientific community and for the general public. The latter include a series of twenty short columns on archaeology for Dutch daily newspaper ‘Gelders Dagblad’ (now Stentor).
GrondTaal operates from an office in a quaint medieval house in the beautiful old town of Zutphen, the Netherlands. GrondTaal can also be found on LinkedIn.