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Dutch to English
Flemish to English

James Armel Smith
Dutch to English Translator, MA/MSc

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Local time: 22:52 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Dec 10, 2020 (posted via  Recently completed the translation of an essay for renowned Dutch artist Hans van Houwelingen titled "The Monument of Shame: Why Dishonor Must Become Part of Commemorative Practices," which was published on the Arts of the Working Class website. ...more, + 5 other entries »
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.History
AnthropologyEducation / Pedagogy
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsPhilosophy
Government / PoliticsInternational Org/Dev/Coop
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
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Experience Years of experience: 2. Registered at Sep 2018. Became a member: Sep 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Dutch to English (University College London)
Dutch to English (Columbia University)
Dutch to English (University of Amsterdam)
Flemish to English (University College London)
Memberships ATA, Social Science History Association, American Sociological Association, History of Science Society
Software Adobe Acrobat, CafeTran Espresso, Fluency, MateCat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Abbyy Finereader Professional, Fluency Now, WordPress, Powerpoint, Translation Center, SDL TRADOS, Wordbee, Wordfast
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I am a Dutch/Flemish > English translator based in Chicago, IL. I hold dual masters degrees in the field of Sociology and specialize in academic translations in the social sciences and humanities.

The Translation Salon is the legal trade name under which I work, and represents the embodiment of my translation philosophy and practice. Please visit me at to learn more about the concept and philosophy of "The Salon", and to see what sets my specialized services apart from other translation providers!

Fields of Specialization

  • Sociology/Historical Sociology

  • Anthropology

  • Art History
  • Certified Translations of Academic Documents & Records
  • Cultural Studies/Cultural Analysis
  • Dutch Studies/Netherlandic Studies
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Sociology of Science/Science & Technology Studies
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science

Professional Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Historical Sociology – SUNY Binghamton (2018)
  • Master of Science in Sociology - University of Amsterdam (2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology - Denison University (1997)

Certificates & Advanced Language Training

  • Certificate in Advanced Dutch - University College London (2019)
  • Paleography & Reading 17th Century Dutch Texts - Columbia University/University of Amsterdam (2018, 2013, 2012)
  • Major Archives for Dutch Golden Age Studies - Columbia University/University of Amsterdam (2013)
  • Human/Inhuman/Posthuman - Utrecht University (2015)
  • Dutch Writing Skills (NT2) - University of Amsterdam/UvA Talen (2012)
  • International Relations - University of Amsterdam (2005)


My Professional Background

The Translation Salon  (May 2018 - Present)

The Translation Salon is a boutique provider of Dutch to English translations, non-native English editing/proofreading, and research assistance services.

  • Provide-high quality Dutch to native English translations, editing/proofreading and research assistance services for academics, researchers and other global thinkers across a diverse array of fields and institutions, and
  • Serve as a partner in the production and dissemination of ideas, research and scholarship originating in Dutch language sources, both contemporary and historical.

Watching America  (May 2018 - Present)

Watching America is a website that publishes foreign news coverage of U.S. politics, foreign relations and culture from dozens of languages into English.

  • Translate U.S.-focused editorial and opinion pieces, on a bi-monthly basis, from Dutch language newspapers into English, and
  • Help provide a global audience perspective on U.S. politics, foreign affairs and culture.

How can you pay me?

I accept payment through Paypal.

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Profile last updated
Dec 7, 2020

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