Working languages:
Afrikaans to English
Dutch to English

Editing and Proofreading

Native in: English Native in English, Afrikaans Native in Afrikaans
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General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

Preferred currency NZD
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 9, Questions asked: 2
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Hermien's DUTCH>ENG Glossary, Hermien's ENG>AFR Glossary
Experience Years of translation experience: 2. Registered at May 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Afrikaans to English (Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit)
Dutch to English (Native Speaker)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, MS Publisher
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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My life journey took me from a troubled South Africa to Holland to Australia. In that period I have been an avid linguist, working traveller, at-home full-time parent to 4 children , alternative education tutor (independent schools), tourism worker, housepainter/manager and care-giver.

Full-time Freelancer since April 2008:
I was born into a Dutch family in South Africa and spoke Dutch, Afrikaans and English as a child. As a teenager I finished high school with English, Afrikaans and German being majors. I traveled to Europe, lived in Holland for 6 years intermittently and in Germany for a few months. I studied French, Italian and Spanish for a year in Holland and continued studies in English , German and French for a further year and a half at a South African university, along with Linguistics. When the kids were old enough I went back to university and also college to study again. I also traveled to Argentina for Tango and to get tutoring in Castellano (Argentinian Spanish).

At school and beyond I have done many translations from English to Afrikaans and Afrikaans to English in formal and informal situations. I have done translations from English to Dutch and Dutch to English in the years when I worked as a La Leche League NDL leader for LLLI. I studied languages throughout my life. I recently re-entered the fulltime world of translations. Translations and Linguistics are areas I am passionate about and it adds to my love for the written and spoken word and communication in any form. I also write books , not for the purpose of publishing just yet.

I am currently mainly doing editing work as I have gone back to studies.

2009: Certificate IV in Business Management
2005: Diploma in Tourism (Operations Management)
2004: Diploma of Multi-addiction Counselling

1998 - BA at CQU/ UNISA/RAU (intermittent studies)
Linguistics, French, German, English, Sociology

PJ Olivier High School
Afrikaans, English, German, Art, Physiology, Mathematics
Keywords: editing

Profile last updated
Oct 27, 2013

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