Member since Apr '12

Working languages:
English to Dutch
Portuguese to Dutch

Marjolein Snippe
PhD Virology and Diploma in Translation

Local time: 21:56 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Dutch 
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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: 190, Questions answered: 88, Questions asked: 22
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Other - University of Westminster
Experience Years of translation experience: 9. 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
Training sessions attended Medical Journals: Translating Like a Writer, Not a Scientist [download]
Advanced Internet Search Techniques For Medical Translators [download]
Where Regulatory Rules: Translating Drug Leaflets, Packaging and Labelling [download]
T02-Terminology For Medicine&Hc, Level 1 [download]
Scientific, technical and medical translation basics [download]
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: 213
PRO-level pts: 190

Top languages (PRO)
English to Dutch74
Portuguese to English48
Dutch to English32
English to Portuguese32
Dutch to Portuguese4
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)59
Ships, Sailing, Maritime16
Medical: Instruments15
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)12
Science (general)12
Engineering: Industrial4
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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

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Mar 1

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