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Vincent Tijms

Writer and translator
  |   Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
  |  7:30 am Local Time


A Dutch writer/translator who translates meaning and style, not just words. Experienced in commercial, medical, governmental and academic translation. Quick to grasp complex, technical ideas and translate or copywrite them.
Service Description
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Master of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience
2009 - 2011
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
2000 - 2004
University of Amsterdam
2011 - Present
PRIMO Noord-Holland
2008 - 2008
PRIMO is a Dutch NGO that ran a project on the future of the Dutch care system, I transcribed and translated recordings of meetings and interviews with relevant stakeholders.
Tablet Culture Magazine
2006 - 2007
Tablet was a Dutch underground magazine focusing on art, culture and science. I contributed (on a project basis) as a science writer, exploring mostly environmental themes.
Stichting Cultural Village
2005 - 2007
Rake is a magazine on rural development in the European Union. My tasks consisted of revising incoming texts and writing short op-eds.
Power and Interest News Report
2002 - 2004
Translated political analyses from English to Dutch for syndication, most notably for RISQ Consultancy.
Payment Terms
I am used to working on a word count basis, but this can easily be translated into an hourly rate with a ceiling price. For text revision and brochures, I use a fixed price on the basis of the complexity and size of the project.

Exact rates depend on job complexity, but to give some ballpark figures: I bill around 5 cents/word for translating generic texts and 15 cents/word for original writing (excluding any costs in research time). More complex text may call for higher rates.
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