I was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived there for the first 25 years of my life. After finishing teacher training college in Amsterdam, I spent several years teaching in the Netherlands and Tanzania. I moved to the United States to join my husband in 1993, where I went back to school and received an M.S. in Physics in 1997. I have taught general science, physics and mathematics at both secondary and the university level in the Netherlands, Tanzania and the U.S.
In 2005, I decided to follow my creative passion for language and technology and have since dedicated my professional life to translating. I currently works as an independent contractor from my office in beautiful Colorado.
Colorado Translators Association
I am actively involved in the Colorado Translators Association and am currently serving on their Board of Directors as treasurer and webmaster.
What makes a good translation, you may wonder. Obviously more than simply replacing one word with another. A high-quality translation requires a fluency in the source and target languages, plus familiarity with the cultural backgrounds of both languages and with the subject matter.
As a native of the Netherlands and a longtime resident of the United States, I can offer just that. I only accept jobs in my fields of expertise and interest to guarantee that I always know what I am talking about. And what’s more, I love what I am doing – every minute, every word, every project.
I take pride in delivering high-quality translations from English into Dutch and vice versa. From scientific documents to personal correspondence, I am dedicated to providing fast and accurate work.
I specialize in the fields of science, technology, medical/scientific instrumentation, and education. From user manuals and websites to scientific documents and educational textbooks, I am dedicated to delivering translations that are precise and confidential, and written always with your target audience in mind.
My philosophy is treating my clients the way I would like to be treated. If there is anything with your project that doesn’t satisfy you 100%, please let me know immediately and I’ll do my best to make it right. Feel free to contact me for rates and availability or browse this website for more information about my background and the services I offer.
Errors do not just irritate readers, they can also damage your reputation. Do you have an English or Dutch text that needs revision? Give me a call and I will polish your document until it is perfect. I check grammar, spelling as well as sentence structure. The result will be a fluent text that meets your expectations.