I have worked as a freelance general linguist and project manager for 30 years, specialising in technical writing, complex editing and copyediting, translations (Dutch to English and Afrikaans to English), and proofreading.
I am a certified Translator and experienced Media Professional.
Please contact me directly for prices for specialized translations, transcreation and copywriting.
Both English and German are mother tongues; linguistic skill and experience are guaranteed, with the marketing and media writing experience to deliver sophisticated and polished translations.
I am passionate about my work and truly enjoy writing and translation work. And, as everyone knows, if you genuinely love your work, you cannot BUT be good.
Volume of Work:
The volume of work for over two years' full/time work for a law firm, is estimated at over 550 000 words.
Since starting to translate almost full-time since May 2016, I estimate that I have translated over 250 000 words.
Clients and brands include:
"Wochenspiegel Oranienburg", "Pharmex", "Aldi Talk", "BBQ Master", "BW-Bank (Baden-Württembergische Bank)", "Com Direct Bank", WIGGS Bank", "Saturno GmbH", "Atlas PROfilax Academy Switzerland ®", "AquaClic Publique", "On-Star" and the "Frankfurt, Hessen Dept, of Justice”, as well as the "Finanzamt Berlin Charlottenburg", among others.
I have completed the following types of texts:
• CV's and Reference Letters
• Legal Documents
• Marketing Copy
• Product Descriptions
• Newspaper and Magazine Articles
• Forex / Finance Documents
• Transcription of Advertising Films and Promotions
• Academic Papers
• Technical Translations (Handbooks, Descriptions)
• Fictional texts
I hold a B.A. (Languages) degree, two Project Management diplomas and a certificate in html/css and web design, as well as a TEFL diploma, amongst others. I have excellent time management skills, outstanding attention to detail and a highly professional work ethic.
I have been editing and proofreading university theses, novel and literature manuscripts, newsletter and other publications on a freelance basis since 2002. Fluent in English, Afrikaans and German, with a strong proficiency in Dutch, I offer multiple professional linguistic services.
I was employed as a Marketing and Communications Specialist in South Africa for Investec Bank, Commercial Union and Mutual & Federal. After moving to New Zealand, I became the online marketing and communications manager for Spicers Wealth Management in Auckland, followed by senior online communications manager for Tower Financial Advisory Services.
I relocated permanently to Ireland in 2012, and am based in Dublin city.