Member since Jun '13

Working languages:
English to Afrikaans
Afrikaans to English

Helene van der Westhuizen
Accredited translator and editor

South Africa
Local time: 19:37 SAST (GMT+2)

Native in: Afrikaans Native in Afrikaans, English (Variant: UK) Native in English
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What Helene van der Westhuizen is working on
Jul 9, 2018 (posted via  I finished an ENG to AFR project on Codes of Conduct for humanitarian workers: Translators without Borders. Lovely to work with Julie Pickering. ...more, + 1 other entry »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling
Specializes in:
PsychologyEducation / Pedagogy
Poetry & LiteratureInsurance
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaCooking / Culinary
Medical (general)
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Words translated: 487
Preferred currency USD
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Translation education Other - University of South Africa
Experience Years of translation experience: 12. Registered at Oct 2012. Became a member: Jun 2013.
Credentials English to Afrikaans (South African Translators' Institute / Suid-Afrikaanse Vertalersinstituut, verified)
Memberships South African Professional Editors' Group (PEG), South African Freelancers' Association, SATI / SAVI
Software Microsoft Office Pro, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (DOCX)
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Helene van der Westhuizen endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I started out in life as a musician, made a detour through Psychology and ended up as a freelance language practitioner. In a serendipitous moment, back in 2007, I was handed a recipe book to compile for the South African Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. Gogo’s Kitchen went on to win the category for fundraising cookbooks at the 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. This accomplishment led to a second book project for the embassy, and to the translation and editing of the English subtitles for three Polish films. I’ve been editing and translating ever since, working in English and Afrikaans in a wide variety of fields.
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Keywords: Cinema, Film, TV, Drama; Poetry & Literature; Cooking/Culinary; Insurance; Education/Pedagogy; Psychology Music

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May 20

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