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

Els Spin - Univertaal
Expert work for clients in academia

Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Local time: 22:43 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Dutch 
  • Give feedback
  • Send message through
This person has written 1 article
This person has won one or more translation contests
  Display standardized information
Sworn translator English-Dutch and Dutch-English, registered with the District Court of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Translator since 1995.
Member of the Netherlands Society of Interpreters and Translators (NGTV)


About my specialisations

Focal areas:

Education (all levels)
Vocational training
Teacher professionalisation
Effective learning and studying
Community education
Cultural education (schools, museums, tourism)
Research design
Sworn translations of diplomas

a. Translation and editing:
Science-specific materials within the areas of Higher Education and Research:
Education Studies, Pedagogy, Learning Studies, Research and Developments in Education, Developmental Psychology, Differentiated HRM, Social Sciences, Social History, Philosophy, Cultural Studies
Other areas: All subjects
Sworn translations: Diplomas and related documents

b. Proofreading and quality assurance:
All subjects, including business and legal translations

c. Transcriptions:
Interviews and other audio and video recordings for research purposes, on any topic


About my business

Fellow agencies, please note:
Univertaal outsources end-client jobs only. Any applications submitted to you by me through Proz, are personal: the work concerned will be undertaken by me and in no way involves any other Univertaal translators.

Univertaal is the unique, Dutch translation agency for Education and Research in all academic fields, working exclusively with specialised scientific and academic translators. Univertaal offers translation, correction, summarising and editing services to clients in academia and research institutes as well as schools, museums, companies, private individuals and other agencies dealing with scientific texts.
Univertaal is renowned for both its quality work and its fairness policy: each offer is based on the best rate of the translator best equipped for the job. This way, the client benefits directly from any favourable rates and/or discounts, and the translator earns a professional fee.
Although Univertaal is mainly contacted by Dutch clients for Dutch-English translations, through its extensive network it can provide its services worldwide in virtually any language (combination), including sworn translations of diplomas.

If you are a scientific or academic translator specialised in a particular field of study - either through university or higher professional (vocational) education - and preferably working in that field, please send us your CV and background details. Please include one or more samples of your work.
Univertaal welcomes any specialist with a true understanding of scientific content and a sound knowledge of discipline-specific terminology.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 296
PRO-level pts: 265

Top languages (PRO)
English to Dutch126
Dutch to English99
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences24
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)20
Finance (general)20
Law: Contract(s)16
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings15
Medical (general)14
Education / Pedagogy14
Business/Commerce (general)12
Pts in 29 more flds >

See all points earned >

This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects1
With client feedback0
0 positive (0 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
Dutch to English1
Specialty fields
Other fields
Univertaal's Twitter updates
    Keywords: Translator, Translating, Proofreading, Desk-editing, Education, Higher Education, Research, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Studies, Humanities, Medicine, Science, Scientific, Business, HRM, IT, Technical, Manuals, PR, Government, Websites, Literature, academic, academia, university, universities, syllabus, workbook, handout, scientific article, textbook, university education, secondary education, professional education, hands-on education, company courses, handbooks, textbooks, workbooks, schoolbooks, course materials, teacher guides, course information, programme guides, websites, pr materials, master theses, student reports, Professionalisation, educating, formal and informal student coaching, literature on teaching, learning, personal development, interviewing, learning tools, teaching methods, curriculum design, Learning, studying, higher education students, adult learners textbooks, guidelines, effective studying, introductions to research, sworn translations, diplomas, Community education, health care, govenment, non-profit organisations, social institutions, cultural intstitutions, patient information, public information, educational materials, project reports, project newsletters, popular-scientific publications, reference books, websites, scientific research, field research, farmaceutical studies, (environmentally friendly) technological developments, social explorations, cultural explorations, governmental policy, evaluations, scientific articles, abstracts, PhD theses, congress reports, analyses and reports, questionnaires, information research subjects, transcriptions, websites, Research design, research proposals, research approaches, research methods, cultural education, museum, school, tourism, philosophy, cultural studies, cultural, aardwetenschappen, bedrijfskunde, bewegingswetenschappen economie, exact, filosofie, wijsbegeerte, economisch, geneeskunde, medisch, godgeleerdheid, theologie, letteren, islamstudies, bijbelstudies, levenswetenschappen, biologie, pedagogiek, pedagogisch, psychologie, rechten, rechtswetenschappen, sociale wetenschappen, sociologie, tandheelkunde, vertaler aardwetenschappen, vertaler bedrijfskunde, vertaler bewegingswetenschappen vertaler economie, vertaler exact, vertaler filosofie, vertaler wijsbegeerte, vertaler economisch, vertaler geneeskunde, medisch vertaler, vertaler godgeleerdheid, vertaler theologie, vertaler letteren, vertaler islamstudies, vertaler bijbelstudies, vertaler levenswetenschappen, vertaler biologie, vertaler pedagogiek, vertaler pedagogisch, vertaler psychologie, vertaler rechten, vertaler rechtswetenschappen, vertaler sociale wetenschappen, vertaler sociologie, vertaler tandheelkunde vertaler engels aardwetenschappen, vertaler engels bedrijfskunde, vertaler engels bewegingswetenschappen vertaler engels economie, vertaler engels exact, vertaler engels filosofie, vertaler engels wijsbegeerte, vertaler engels economisch, vertaler engels geneeskunde, medisch vertaler engels, vertaler engels godgeleerdheid, vertaler engels theologie, vertaler engels letteren, vertaler engels islamstudies, vertaler engels bijbelstudies, vertaler engels levenswetenschappen, vertaler engels biologie, vertaler engels pedagogiek, vertaler engels pedagogisch, vertaler engels psychologie, vertaler engels rechten, vertaler engels rechtswetenschappen, vertaler engels sociale wetenschappen, vertaler engels sociologie, vertaler engels tandheelkunde vertaling engels aardwetenschappen, vertaling engels bedrijfskunde, vertaling engels bewegingswetenschappen vertaling engels economie, vertaling engels exact, vertaling engels filosofie, vertaling engels wijsbegeerte, vertaling engels economisch, vertaling engels geneeskunde, medische vertaling engels, vertaling engels godgeleerdheid, vertaling engels theologie, vertaling engels letteren, vertaling engels islamstudies, vertaling engels bijbelstudies, vertaling engels levenswetenschappen, vertaling engels biologie, vertaling engels pedagogiek, vertaling engels pedagogisch, vertaling engels psychologie, vertaling engels rechten, vertaling engels rechtswetenschappen, vertaling engels sociale wetenschappen, vertaling engels sociologie, vertaling engels tandheelkunde, beëdigde vertaling, beëdigd vertaler, beëdigde vertaling diploma

    Profile last updated
    Feb 19, 2020

    More translators and interpreters: Dutch to English - English to Dutch   More language pairs

    Your current localization setting


    Select a language

    All of
    • All of
    • Term search
    • Jobs
    • Forums
    • Multiple search