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

Andrew Dasselaar
Medical and scientific translator

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Local time: 16:54 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: Dutch Native in Dutch
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Copywriting, Editing/proofreading, Transcreation, Translation, Voiceover (dubbing), Interpreting, Training
Specializes in:
Medical (general)Medical: Cardiology
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMedical: Instruments
Medical: DentistryScience (general)
Poetry & LiteratureGenetics
EconomicsMedical: Health Care

Translation education Master's degree - University of British Columbia
Experience Years of experience: 3. Registered at Mar 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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I am a translator and a journalist, specializing in medical, scientific, technological and economic texts. I am bilingual, having obtained a Master's degree in Journalism from Leiden University in the Netherlands, where I grew up, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in Canada, where I live.

I have translated everything from chemotherapy brochures for patients to hefty tomes on artificial intelligence. My medical and scientific expertise is grounded in a 28-year career as a journalist for major Dutch national brands such as EW (Elsevier Weekblad), and NRC Handelsblad. I contributed to Business Insider (USA, Australia) as well.

I am also a writer with nine published books (eight in Dutch and one in English). Several of those books deal with cybercrime, social media, internet research methodologies, transmedia journalism and other aspects of information technology.

My background in creative writing makes me especially fond of transcreation. This needn't be a medical text. I am a poetry editor for literary magazine PRISM, and therefore well-equipped to work with literary texts or poems.

As a part-time contributor to Vancouver's movie industry, I am also happy to help you with your narration needs.

Keywords: English, Dutch, medicine, science, translation, transcreation, clinical genetics, translational medicine, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, systems biology, CRISPR-Cas, ZFN, TALEN, virology, SARS-CoV-2, hCoV-19, COVID-19, novel coronavirus, pharmacology, neurology, family medicine, endocrinology, oncology, internal medicine, infectious disease, palliative care, emergency medicine, nephrology, cardiology, pulmonology, surgery, healthcare, cybercrime, information technology, internet, IT, security, technology

Profile last updated
Mar 17, 2020

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