I have an MA in English language and literature. During my education at Leiden University translation and interpretation from English to Dutch and Dutch to English were covered thoroughly as well. I am a natural born translator. I work fast and efficiently, without losing out on the tone and style of the original text. Whether the source text is in English or Dutch doesn’t matter to me. I command both languages as if they were my mother tongue and switch effortlessly from one to the other.
I have plenty of experience with many different kinds of translations, from commercial copy to fictional books. The subject areas I am most experienced in are biology, health and medicine, lifestyle, food, art, media, education, general business, general and fiction (not necessarily in order of preference or importance). Please do not hesitate to contact me for copy with a different subject matter.
Text and translation in one go
Because I am a writer as well as a translator, I can do more for you than just translate. I can also write your content in the original language. Again, it doesn’t matter whether the source language is Dutch or English. I write just as easily in one or the other. Pretty handy if you want to launch a website that is bilingual and could do with the convenience of having just the one contact. Plus, you know for sure that the tone and style of your site will be the same in both languages. This will help your websites – and therefore your company, organisation or initiative – come across as professional. Want to really have the convenience of a one stop shop? I can also help you with your corporate identity and your web design. I am well-known for my creative designs, which join seamlessly with the experience my customers aim to offer.
When I needed a new website in both Dutch and English for my African music weekend, I hired Emma. She managed to turn my rough copy into understandable and attractive texts and translate them perfectly. Then she designed and made this website that captures perfectly what Tuka Tuka is about. And she worked fast as well! I regularly receive compliments from my visitors on the quality of my website.
P.D. Verbaan, Tuka-Tuka