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Iris S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 27, 2012

Iris S.

Freelance translator English - Dutch
   Israel
Rehovot
  |  1:56 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I am a qualified, experienced freelance translator of English into Dutch and vice versa. My native language is Dutch and I consider myself near-native in English. I acquired an MA in English-Dutch translation from Utrecht University (the Netherlands). I specialise in Health, Cosmetics, Tourism, Consumer electronics and Literature. I have been working as a freelance translator since the beginning of 2007. Before that, I have worked in tourism, in a health/cosmetics store and in catering.

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English to Dutch translation
Dutch to English translation
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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Dutch language skills and spelling
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Service Description

I was born in 1974 in the Netherlands and lived there until after my university graduation in 2003, when I immigrated to Israel. I have an Israeli identity card, but Dutch nationality. I have worked as a freelance translator since January 2007. I am married and have two bilingual little boys. Since childhood, I have been a bookworm, language lover and translation enthusiast. My native language is Dutch, and after much study and practice I consider myself near-native in English. I speak good Hebrew, but not yet good enough to translate from. I have learned Spanish, French and German in the past, but they have gone a bit rusty from lack of use... I enjoy reading and writing in several languages, and I have a good eye for detail and spelling. As well as a sound background in languages and translation, I have working experience in the health/beauty and tourism/travel fields.

I am a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic translator of English into Dutch.

Because I have previously worked in tourism and health/cosmetics, I specialise mainly in tourism and health/cosmetics (marketing) texts, although I also have translation experience in other fields, such as: consumer electronics, design furniture, popular science and literature.

My working experience includes both translating and proofreading, mostly English to Dutch but also vice versa. I have translated texts, websites, brochures, and several children's books. As languages, reading and writing are my favourite...

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Employment

Self-employed
Freelance translator
2007 - Present
I have worked as a fulltime freelance translator since the beginning of 2007.
Shiltext Ltd.
Customer Service Office worker
2005 - 2006
Administrative and promotionawork, in the Customer Service Office of a textile factory.
Kibbutz Kvutzat Shiller
International kibbutz volunteer leader
2003 - 2005
Touristic work.
De Tuinen van Utrecht
Health/Cosmetics shop assistant
2001 - 2003
A shop selling natural cosmetics, health food and alternative medication.

Education

Utrecht University
Master's Degree English (specialised in English/Dutch translation)
1995 - 2003

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Dutch
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