I am a technically oriented translator, interpreter and subtitler with more than 15 years’ experience. I am bilingual (Dutch and English) and proficient in French, German and Bulgarian as source languages. I initially studied mechanical engineering but that wasn’t my passion, so I decided to switch careers. I started working as a translator before actually obtaining a master’s degree in translation at the Free University (V.U.) of Amsterdam, Holland, and then studied technical translation to deepen my professional knowledge and skills.
As a translator, I work primary in the following fields:
• Engineering (mechanical, electrical, construction, on/off-shore)
• Technical (energy, off-shore, machinery, (petro-)chemical, automotive)
• Medical (devices, bio-chem, legal, litigation, trials/studies, general)
• Legal (criminal, civil, class action lawsuits)
• Education & (e-)Training
I've been doing some translation work since getting my bachelor degree at Leiden University in English, but I haven't done much since. However, I'm motivated and quite proficient in writing in both my native language Dutch and my favourite language English. I've started writing an epic fantasy novel in English last year, which I plan to translate into Dutch myself when it's finished. Besides that and the regular job I have, there's enough time for me to spend on translating texts in Dutch and English in a wide range of subjects for a reasonable and negotiable fee.
I have more than 30 years of experience in Translation and interpretation. Clients include the United Nations and its various agencies, Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Department of Justice, major law firms, broadcast companies, and the healthcare industry.
I'm a bilingual, near-native english student who likes translating, but doesn't have much experience yet.
I hope to be able to get experience through various jobs, because I do like the work and I'm eager to learn:)
Since I was little I've been fascinated by languages and their structure, which is why I see translating more as a hobby than as a job. I truly enjoy translating and simultaneously learning more and more about everyday writing.