Member since Apr '09

Working languages:
Italian to Dutch
Dutch (monolingual)

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January 2021

Maaike van Vlijmen

Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands
Local time: 12:37 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Dutch (Variant: Netherlands) Native in Dutch
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Food & DrinkCooking / Culinary
NutritionWine / Oenology / Viticulture
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersTourism & Travel
Engineering (general)Poetry & Literature

Italian to Dutch - Rates: 0.11 - 0.13 EUR per word / 40 - 50 EUR per hour
Preferred currency EUR
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, MasterCard, Check | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Translation education Master's degree - Leiden University
Experience Years of experience: 15. Registered at Oct 2005. Became a member: Apr 2009. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Numbers, Pages, Smartcat, Smartling, Wordfast
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Areas of expertise
- Home Automation: manuals, catalogues and brochures for home automation products; other technical manuals, for example of household appliances
- Printing products: product descriptions, newsletters and promotion materials of a printing company
- Tourism: hotel & camping websites, facilities, surroundings, activities
- Gastronomy: food product ingredients, recipes and wine descriptions

I have lived and worked in Italy, Portugal, the US, Germany and the UK, and I have recently moved back to the Netherlands. These experiences have turned me into an open-minded person, sensitive to cultural differences and to the way these are expressed in language.

- Master's degree in Literary Studies, Leiden University
- Three years of university education in Italian language and literature
- Three years of university education in Dutch language and literature

Professional experience
I have been working as a freelance translator since 2006.
During my studies I have worked in restaurants in both the Netherlands and in Italy, I have also worked as an in-house translator at an Italian food company, where I translated many recipes, ingredients, product descriptions and other food-related texts. While living in Portugal, I taught Dutch at a language school.
From 2007 until 2010 I was a writer for the Dutch company Letter on Demand ( This job has helped me to develop my writing skills, and as a consequence this has improved the quality of my translations. Translation is not only about having good knowledge of foreign languages, but it also has a lot to do with mastering your own native language. I love my language, I am a good translator and writer, and I am very dedicated to my job.

Published translations
- Oli e Aromi. Pensieri, parole e ricette, Food Editore, 2008
- Mamma. Pensieri, parole e ricette, Food Editore, 2008
- Oriente. Pensieri, parole e ricette, Food Editore, 2008
- Party. Feste, cocktail e stuzzichini, Food Editore, 2007
- Bollicine. Pensieri, parole e ricette, Food Editore, 2008
- Cani. Pensieri, parole e pappe, Food Editore, 2009
- Pittura Gotica, Scala Group, 2011
- La Cappella Sistina, Scala Group, 2011
- Mafia, Scala Group, 2011
- The Prado, Scala Group, 2011
- The Story of Nude Photography, Scala Group, 2011
- Paris, Scala Group, 2012

Recent feedback
- "Very good translation in my opinion. The translator is clearly very experienced, beautiful style; she perfectly understood the source text and transposed it with a very good mastery of the Dutch language."
- "This is a very good translation, perfect grammar and a beautiful style."

Keywords: dutch, olandese, neerlandese, nederlands, italian, italiano, manuale, manuali, tecnico, elettrodomestici, domotica, serrande, cancelli, porte automatiche, chiusure industriali, parcheggi, home automation, household appliances, packaging, imballaggio, gastronomy, food, wine, prodotti alimentari, vino, cibo, ingredienti, ricette, recepten, eten en drinken, handleidingen, gastronomia, enologia, cucinare, turismo, toerisme, gastronomie, restaurants, wijnen, fitness, sport, allenamento, health, lifestyle

Profile last updated
Nov 16, 2020

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