Member since Dec '15

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

Laura van Staveren
Language enthusiast

's-Heerenberg, Gelderland, Netherlands
Local time: 15:42 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Dutch Native in Dutch, English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization
Specializes in:
Computers (general)Manufacturing
Transport / Transportation / ShippingMechanics / Mech Engineering
Engineering: IndustrialEngineering (general)
Construction / Civil EngineeringChemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)Safety

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 4
Blue Board entries made by this user  5 entries

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of experience: 14. Registered at Oct 2014. Became a member: Dec 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English (Oostvaarders college )
Dutch (Oostvaarders college )
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, Translation Workspace, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
Fully bilingual in Dutch and English, I started out in animal husbandry and veterinary medicine, but moved on to construction and engineering, working in sales and communication for an international wholesaler. In the course of my in-house career, I translated numerous machinery user manuals and material safety data sheets. Dutch and English are my main working languages, but I speak another three and am working on learning a fourth; how else could I possibly feed my book addiction?

Since going freelance in 2013, projects have included a 120-page magazine about injectables for a leading pharma supplier, a 160-page code of practice for classifying gas explosion hazard areas for a major global oil and gas company, and extensive scientific reference documents for forensic psychological evaluation of perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic violence. Although I have translated a number of books, including travel journals, science fiction novels, and erotica, my current focus is on high-precision translation services for technical and medical companies.
This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects11
With client feedback0
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Job type
Language pairs
English to Dutch3
Dutch to English2
Specialty fields
Poetry & Literature7
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting6
Mechanics / Mech Engineering3
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng2
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)2
Tourism & Travel2
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)1
Engineering (general)1
Furniture / Household Appliances1
Environment & Ecology1
Livestock / Animal Husbandry1
Other fields
Keywords: english, dutch, translation, edit, proofreading, safety, detergent, chemical, literature, fiction, novel, book, localization, content editing, machines, technical, manual, medical, biology, chemistry, physics, editing, hazard

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Sep 30, 2020

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