Member since Apr '12

Working languages:
English to Dutch
Portuguese to Dutch

Marjolein Snippe
PhD Virology and Diploma in Translation

Local time: 13:01 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Dutch Native in Dutch
  • Send message through
Feedback from
clients and colleagues

on Willingness to Work Again info
14 positive reviews

 Your feedback
This person has served as a moderator
This person has translated 4,181 words for Translators without Borders
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Affiliations This person is not affiliated with any business or Blue Board record at
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMedical (general)
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngBiology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
AgricultureScience (general)
GeneticsMedical: Instruments

Volunteer translations

Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

Translators without Borders

Words translated: 4,181
English to Dutch - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 50 EUR per hour
Portuguese to Dutch - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 50 EUR per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 226, Questions answered: 101, Questions asked: 27
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Other - University of Westminster
Experience Years of experience: 12. Registered at Jun 2010. Became a member: Apr 2012. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Portuguese to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
English to Dutch (Netherlands Society of Interpreters and Translators (NGTV))
Portuguese to Dutch (Netherlands Society of Interpreters and Translators (NGTV))
Memberships NGTV
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast, XTM
Events and training
Professional practices Marjolein Snippe endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

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 am a member of the Netherlands Association of Interpreters and Translators (NGTV).

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: 249
PRO-level pts: 226

Top languages (PRO)
English to Dutch94
Portuguese to English60
English to Portuguese36
Dutch to English32
Dutch to Portuguese4
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 3 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)75
Ships, Sailing, Maritime16
Medical: Instruments15
Science (general)12
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)12
Business/Commerce (general)8
Pts in 17 more flds >

See all points earned >
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
Mar 15

More translators and interpreters: English to Dutch - Portuguese to Dutch   More language pairs