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Member since Apr '12

Working languages:
English to Dutch
Portuguese to Dutch

Marjolein Snippe
PhD Virology and Diploma in Translation

Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands
Local time: 21:08 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Dutch 
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
This person previously served as a moderator.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
AgricultureBiology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngMedical: Pharmaceuticals
Medical: InstrumentsMedical (general)
Science (general)Genetics

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Words translated: 4,181
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 166, Questions answered: 76, Questions asked: 22
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Other - University of Westminster
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Jun 2010. Became a member: Apr 2012. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Portuguese to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MemoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
Professional practices Marjolein Snippe endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
As someone passionate about science as well as languages and communication, I find translating an ideal way to combine these different interests. I am also an avid reader, reading almost anything I can lay my hands on.
I have lived, studied and worked in the Netherlands, Brazil and the United Kingdom.
My scientific background is biomedicine and cell and molecular biology, with an MSc in biotechnology and a PhD in molecular virology.
Part of my education took place at Fiocruz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz) Institute, which is where my passion for language and intercultural communication started.
I have over ten years' experience in biochemical and biomedical research with a focus on

writing, reviewing and publishing scientific papers and reports on
- microscopy
- biochemistry
- virology and parasitology
- molecular biology

I have been translating part time since 2002 and full time from 2012, specialising in scientific, technical, medical and pharmaceutical translations, including medical equipment and documents and protocols for clinical trials. I hold the Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists (Portuguese - English, as no Portuguese - Dutch exam was on offer) with distinctions for the General and the Science paper.

I have an eye for detail, the ability to recognise differences between cultures and the ability to render a translation culturally as well as scientifically appropriate.
I consider myself good at listening and learning and enjoy working in a team as well as working independently.
I work well with deadlines and am not afraid to admit I am not qualified to translate a particular subject or text, or to ask for clarification on terms I am not familiar with.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 189
PRO-level pts: 166

Top languages (PRO)
English to Dutch74
Portuguese to English36
English to Portuguese32
Dutch to English20
Dutch to Portuguese4
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 3 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)47
Medical: Instruments15
Science (general)12
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)12
Ships, Sailing, Maritime8
Pts in 15 more flds >

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Keywords: Portuguese, Dutch, English, science, medicine, medical, pharmaceutical, molecular biology, DNA, virus, cell biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, microscopy, microbiology, bacteria, life science, biology, chemistry

Profile last updated
Jun 21

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