While I am born and raised in Mönchengladbach in Germany, the Dutch language has been part of my life from an early age. Like many Germans, my parents were enamoured with the beauty of the coastline of the Netherlands, so we spent many summers at the Dutch beaches. Later in life, I decided to study Biological Psychology in the Netherlands, and met my husband there. Today, I’ve been living in the Netherlands with my husband and daughters for over fifteen years.
After completing my studies I worked as an in-house translator at a publisher in the Human Resource Management sector. My knowledge of industrial – and organizational psychology and assessment psychology proved useful for the purposes of recruitment and career advice.
In 2016 I decided to become a freelance translator. I started working from an office at the edge of the wonderful park Sonsbeek in Arnhem, though currently I am working from an office in my own garden just a stone’s throw away from the historic Hanseatic City of Deventer. As a translator I primarily translate from Dutch and English to my mother tongue German, as well as from German and English to Dutch.
In addition to offering translation services I am also ─ in the tradition of an in-house translator ─ glad to be involved more personally in a company: by providing insight in editorial matters, writing content, and ensuring the necessary translation of cultural minutiae ─ aka localization. Often my work is bolstered by in-depth research into the specific circumstances and target audience of my client.
I offer translations:
English → German
Dutch → German
English → Dutch
German → Dutch
In addition, I provide an array of solutions in language and translations, from direct translation to offering contextual advice and writing ─ for both companies and consumers.
For larger, more complex projects I can work on-site in order to establish a feeling for the company, the subject matter, and to allow for a more direct and efficient channel of communication.
Translation(translated, has translated)
- Providing translations that are linguistically and contextually correct.
Proofreading(de; v; meervoud: lezingen; verkleinwoord: lezinkje)
- Correcting grammar, spelling, and style mistakes, such as in private or business correspondence and in previously translated content.
Editing(de; v; meervoud: redacties)
- Providing insight and deliberation on produced content, correcting linguistic and contextual inconsistencies and improving the structure of unclear or faltering sentences. I also assure the content is tailored towards your target audience, and I can produce (additional) content, possibly in combination with translation.
Through my background in behavioural and biomedical sciences I have the required proficiency to translate and edit content in these and associated fields not just on a linguistic level, but also on a contextual and factual level.
Additionally, I specialized in software translation, I translate and edit content for websites and webshops as well as written publications such as textbooks, personal correspondence, and administrative documents.
Human Resource Management
Software / Webshop / Website
Since the founding of my translation agency, I have translated texts from various subject areas. The following is an excerpt from my reference list of companies I recently worked for.
For translating and editing I charge on a per-word basis, to allow for transparency in my quotations. My rates depend on the level of complication of the content; for complex content the rate is generally higher than for simpler content. On longer texts (1000 words or more) I offer a discount for word repetition.
For editing and projects that combine translation with editing I charge per hour.
If you’re looking for an estimate for translation, proofreading or editing content you can fill in the contact / estimate form or give me a call at the number listed below.
|Translation||€ 0,09 – 0,12 per word*|
|Proofreading||€ 0,02 – 0,03 per word*|
|Editing||€ 45,00 per hour|
All rates are excluding tax (BTW/VAT)
* Dependent on the level of complexity, discount for repetitions in texts over 1000 words.
Are you looking for more information on my services, or do you wish to discuss a project or have a text to translate, proofread, or edit? Please fill in the contact form below for an estimate, or give me a call.
Feel free to attach a document to the contact form if you are looking for a specified quotation. I usually respond the same day.
Oude Deventerweg 59
7451 LT Holten