Your reliable and professional Dutch translation and content partner
English/Finnish to Dutch translations and content
I can provide you with English or Finnish to Dutch (NL) native translations (please see areas of expertise below) and content. No expensive outsourcer costs to incur for your Dutch translations but direct buying right from the source: the translator.
Translating/editing is a profession that takes many years of practice before reaching a truly professional level with all the necessary skills. I can guarantee you a premium Dutch translation. I have a good eye for important details of your project and pay special attention to the writing style. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the end product — of course translating is a creative process and there is always room for debate and subjective interpretation — I'll do everything to fix it.
Moreover I am an experienced interviewer en content specialist to create various content to your liking.
Proofreading/editing or copywriting of Dutch texts
Furthermore I offer the quality control, proofreading/editing or copywriting of Dutch texts and subtitling services. With my background in journalism and copywriting, I am highly specialised in texts with subjects that need a specific and tailored writing style, which are among others:
✔ Marketing ✔ Human resources ✔ Sustainability/renewable energy
✔ Journalism ✔ Advertising ✔ Culture
✔ Corporate law ✔ Finance ✔ Sports
In addition, I also write Dutch SEO content and blogs on request — in subjects I am familiar with — and I can take care of your social media management/posts, so you don't have to worry about spelling or grammar issues.
Interpretation and cultural services
Since a few years I have added online and local English and Dutch interpretation and Finnish-Dutch cultural services to my range of services.
Press release distribution service
If you want to take your business to the Dutch market, with approximately 23 million native speakers, I can help you launch your company via a professional Dutch press release distribution platform (including all major Dutch media). Please message me direct for further details.
I work(ed) for several translation agencies, both large and small, as well as a range of end clients worldwide. Some examples of the companies and brands that I have worked either directly or indirectly for include: Adidas, FedEx, Volvo, Microsoft, Breitling, Dutch food magazine, TomTom, McKinsey and Heineken.
"Style to be good must be clear. Clearness is secured by using words that are current and ordinary." Aristotle
With a background in journalism and copywriting , my writing skills have been extensively developed (an on-going infinite process!). I have been a professional, independent, full-time translator since 2008 and have broad experience in all fields mentioned above. If you need a reliable Dutch translation partner, who has read hundreds of books about all kinds of relevant subjects and has been educated and professionally developed to write well, I am your Dutch linguist.
Of course every professional needs tools. Besides dictionaries and thorough research where necessary, I use the advanced translation CAT tools SDL Trados 2019 or MemoQ to make sure the terminology in the target language (Dutch) is always consistent — also for repeat assignments. I always thoroughly proofread my own translations twice — once during the translation process and always before delivering (even when I know a proofreader will go over it). I prioritise accuracy and quality over speed, something that's difficult in today's world but something that I believe in very strongly. It's the only way to deliver quality and premium translations that help your product and/or business grow further.
"Michel has been my Dutch translation partner for years. I am very happy with him." -- Niina Ruijs, Norlex oy, Finland
"Michel is an experienced translator/proofreader and always delivering professional work with a good eye for important details of projects." -- Lingo24 , UK