I was born and raised in London, England, studied chemistry and safety & technology at the Haagse Hogeschool Afdeling Techniek in The Hague, Holland, and have lived in the United States and Venezuela. In Venezuela, I ran a language school for 15 years after which I rolled into the world of translations.
Thanks to my background, I am familiar with American as well as British linguistic usage.
After my first year as a full time translator in which I was offered a great variety of translation projects, I concluded that a translator must specialise to really deliver quality work. A good translation requires a thorough knowledge of the subject and the target group, both in the source language and the target language. That is why I decided to specialise solely in fields I already have experience in and that are of my interest. I do not accept jobs that are outside my fields of expertise, so the quality of your translation is guaranteed. Check below under "Fields of expertise".
I have been a full-time translator since 2003.
Fields of expertise:
123 Translations exclusively offers Dutch to English and Flemish to English translations in the following fields of expertise:
- Safety (chemical safety, safety on the work floor, fire safety, etc.)
- Technical (automotive, manuals, engineering, etc.)
- Legal (tenders, contracts, etc.)
- Management (management-related translations)
- General (translations based on general knowledge)