Member since Dec '09

Working languages:
English to Dutch
Dutch to English
Dutch (monolingual)

Barend van Zadelhoff

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Local time: 16:29 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Dutch Native in Dutch
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Dear prospective client,

Many thanks for paying some attention to this personal information about me.

As wisely suggested by the King of Hearts:

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

At the beginning there was education ...

I graduated from HWN, an institute for higher education in The Hague, the Netherlands, offering BA programmes in interpreting and translating (B.Tr). I also graduated in medicine from the Free University (VU) in Amsterdam, thus having extensive medical knowledge (M.D.).
One plus two obviously mean that I am cut out for doing medical translations: I would both have a sound understanding of the material (medical degree) and be able to accurately and authentically translate this understanding into Dutch and English (linguistic degree).
And this is what I have been doing for some seven years now: producing high quality medical translations.
You can, however, approach me on doing translations in other fields as well.
Currently I am working with translation agencies in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

I would not accept too tight deadlines; I am not one for doing rush jobs. I would not settle for less than what I can take pride in. Pleasure in my work comes before cash or career. Quality in my work comes before quantity of work. I would rather not turn this great, exacting craft and art of translation into a mediocre, mechanically-performing-the-tricks-of-the-trade affair. It would degrade it into a meaningless activity.

At the end there was a love of the trade ...

Then stop – to consider ...

Profile last updated
Oct 23, 2019

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