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I am a native English speaker and have been living in the Netherlands since 1993. I am fluent in Dutch. I have been a translating Dutch to English (UK/US/SA) and editing since 1994 (19 years).
I graduated with a BA Honors degree in Political Philosophy and Film, and majored in Philosophy, Psychology and English in my Bachelors. While I also did one year in medical school and have an innate interest in the sciences, my real strength is in the media and new media.
Before emigrating to the Netherlands from South Africa, I was a full-time screenwriter and filmmaker. I still write (screenplays and other texts) and make films on a part-time basis. I have written and translated a lot of screenplays in a wide range of fields: feature films, TV drama, documentaries, TV formats, etc. I also have extensive experience in writing and translating media and marketing texts in general, including press releases, reports, advertising texts and so on. In addition, I have been translating academic texts (academic modules, test papers, students' charters, press releases, etc.) for a number of Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences.
My rates are negotiable around 10c per word (target) depending on the size of the assignment and the level of haste involved.
I work with the CAT tool, DejaVu X2, which is compatible with Trados and other tools.