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With 24 years of translation experience in technical, medical, business, and software/IT fields, I am the go-to resource forlanguage service providers.
I studied medical and technical translation in Maastricht (Formerly known as "Opleiding Tolk-Vertaler Maastricht", now part of Vertaalacademie ZUYD hogeschool in Maastricht, Bachelor's degree) and graduated in 1996. I started my career as an in-house software localization specialist immediately after. From 1996 to 2002 I worked for 3 major players in software localization as an in-house software localization specialist, language lead and project manager.
After 6 years (in 2002) I decided to become a freelancer and focus solely on my true passion, translation, instead of dividing my time between actual translation work and management duties.
In the following 18 years as a freelancer, I worked on thousands of projects for LSP's and direct clients. This allowed me to expand my areas of expertise immensely. I truly enjoy researching new subject matters and have become a specialist in new areas. I worked on many projects for major brands in various industries. There are some subjects I don't touch, however, but I will always be honest and straightforward about that and will not accept a project if I feel/know I won't be able to deliver top quality.
I also do not accept projects with topics that violate my ethical principles, for example, extreme right-wing politics, racism, animal abuse, illegal activities, violence, discrimination, harassment, religious beliefs, MLM’s (Multi-Level Marketing), etc.
I enjoy working for translation agencies. Some of my agency clients have been with me since the very beginning of my freelance career! After years of grinding together, working with tight deadlines and complicated projects, my agency clients become colleagues and partners, rather than just clients.
With my background in project management, I understand the importance of reliability, meeting deadlines, quality, and communication.
One client gave me the best compliment I ever received in my entire career: "You provide the quality I promise potential clients!"
If you have special requirements for your project, feel free to inquire!