If you need something in English translated into Dutch, please feel free to contact me. I am also available if you have proofs that need checking, or if you simply prefer to have another set of eyes go over your text before it is published.
Native speaker principle
As a rule, I translate into Dutch only, and I proofread texts written in Dutch. I subscribe to the native speaker policy, which specifies that translators are fluent in one or more foreign languages and translate into their native language. Basically, no matter how proficient you are in a foreign language, you still tend to lack a native speaker’s mastery of idiomatic speech and ability to pick up on the nuances of the language in question. Obviously, there are exceptions, but they are rare.
Of course, there are situations in which it can be advantageous or even mandatory to use a non-native speaker of the target language. Perhaps you need to verify whether a source text was correctly interpreted, or to perform a ‘back translation’, which entails taking a translation and translating it back into the original language. I am available for these types of assignments, too.
The rates I charge depend on various factors, such as the complexity of the text, delivery time, does the translation need to be certified, any applicable discount and so forth. Another crucial factor is the type of text: for example, a terminology list containing 200 words will take considerably longer to translate than a straightforward text of the same length intended for a general audience.
To find out the exact rate for your project, the best thing to do is to request a quote. I will be happy to do so at no further obligation. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your contact details and indicate the type of project (translation, proofread, etc.), number of words, and when you need it. If you can, please include the source text. I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Terms and conditions
General terms and conditions apply to all my offers and contracts.