Member since Dec '07

Working languages:
English to Dutch

Gerard Kingma
The best in manuals and media since 1989

Local time: 21:00 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Dutch (Variant: Netherlands) Native in Dutch
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Mar 22, 2017 (posted via mobile):  A study guide for a master's programme ...more, + 1 other entry »
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Top-notch Manuals and Media Content English-Dutch since 1989
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)Media / Multimedia
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaScience (general)
Tourism & TravelEngineering (general)
Computers (general)Construction / Civil Engineering

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Master's degree - University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Experience Years of experience: 32. Registered at Feb 2003. Became a member: Dec 2007.
Credentials English (University of Groningen, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Photoshop, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, EZTitles, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
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Hello, my name is Gerard Kingma. I translate manuals, media content and management books from English into Dutch, my native language. I've been doing this since 1989 and I've never missed a deadline.

In 1989 I graduated in English Language and Literature at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. I wrote my thesis on the theory of short story translation and took additional courses in literary and technical translation.

I'm widely experienced in the production of manuals and ISO standards, most notably the ISO standards on quality (9000 series) and environment (14000 series), but also on children's playground equipment, milk processing machines, artificial heart valves, elevators and installation manuals for Grundfos pumps and Vestas wind turbines.

Media translations for the Discovery EMEA Group: I provide content for the Discovery websites and EPGs for Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, ESPN, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Science and Animal Planet.

Children's books: I've translated 13 volumes of the successful popular science series Horrible Histories.

Art & Culture: Cultural translation projects I've done include several articles in a catalogue on Scottish impressionist painters for the Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands.

Management books: I've translated New York Times bestseller management books by VitalSmarts: Crucial Conversations, Influencer and Crucial Accountability.

In 2013 I added subtitling to my portfolio. I've produced subtitles for SDI Media and DeLuxe, mostly for nature programmes, drama series and popular science documentaries.

I work with SDL Trados Studio 2017, MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and EZTitles subtitling software.

I'm passionate about quality, attention to detail and maintaining good long-term relations. I'm also a photographer and I play the saxophone in a jazz big band, much to the merriment of my wife and two sons who sometimes feel obliged to attend my performances.

Please feel free to contact me for more information. You'll find I'm a reliable partner who always delivers. Have a great day,

Best regards, Gerard

The Translatorium
Gerard Kingma MA
Translations English - Dutch
Website: The Translatorium
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +31 50 3023813

Keywords: techniek, technical, trados, kinderboeken, children's books, software, photography, media, manuals, subtitling, management books,

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Jan 19

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