Tialda Sikkema works in the law department of the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Since 2009, part of her work is to train judicial officers in document quality and legal writing. For ten years she was a member of an appeal commission in labour cases. In 2018, she will finish her PhD on the functionality of both legal and out of court documents in debt collection. As a member of Clarity International, she is a regular speaker on conferences about legal document quality. Tialda Sikkema studied Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Amsterdam.