Member since Jun '12

Working languages:
English to Dutch
German to Dutch
Ancient Hebrew to English
Ancient Hebrew to Dutch
Greek (Ancient) to Dutch

Lara Van der Zee
Specialized in textiles and religion

Local time: 02:14 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Dutch Native in Dutch
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Transcription, Training
Specializes in:
ReligionTextiles / Clothing / Fashion
Education / PedagogyArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting

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Words translated: 18,207
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 29, Questions answered: 15, Questions asked: 5
Blue Board entries made by this user  1 entry

Payment methods accepted PayPal, Bank transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Other - Radboud University Nijmegen, Masters Degree in Theology
Experience Years of experience: 8. Registered at May 2012. Became a member: Jun 2012. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Dutch (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations))
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Professional practices Lara Van der Zee endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
My name is Lara van der Zee. I have a passion for languages and I love to use this passion to translate from English and German into my native language Dutch. Through repetitive stays in English and German speaking countries and family relations, I have acquired near-native proficiency in both languages.

I translate webshops (clothing, textiles, jewelry), product descriptions and manuals (household appliances, real estate, food packaging), but most of all I love translating books. All kind of crafts, cooking, baking, history, religion, whatever interests you.

I love to work on texts in my specialist fields: religion, education and arts & crafts. I have studied Theology and worked for several years at the Radboud University of Nijmegen as a teacher of Biblical Studies and Biblical Hebrew. Obviously this means that I am thoroughly familiar with Christian terminology. Recently I have also translated some Christian short stories and novels, which I enjoyed very much.

In my spare time, I am a dedicated crafter. I love working with all kinds of fibers (knitting, crochet, spinning, sewing). If you'd like to see what I make, you can find me on Ravelry as knittingIma. I have translated several books on knitting, crochet, felting and quilting. I also work for indy designers who like to offer their patterns in Dutch.

I have a keen eye for detail and nuance. Language involves more than just idiom and grammatical structures: a language is the key to the culture of its speakers. Attention to the cultural nuances reflected in language is what keeps me interested in translating.

If you ask me to translate your text, you can be sure to receive a text that is ready to be published and written in such a way that the reader will not notice that it is a translation.
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Total pts earned: 29
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Top languages (PRO)
German to Dutch15
English to Dutch10
Hebrew to Dutch4
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion10
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters4

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Keywords: English, Dutch, German, Engels, Nederlands, Duits, Niederländisch, Deutsch, translation, vertaling, Übersetzung, religion, religie, Religion, spiritualiteit, Christian, social sciences, humanities, linguistics, sociale wetenschappen, psychology, education, pedagogy, sociology, history, ancient history, Ancient Near East, Bible, Hebrew, Hebreeuws, arts, crafts, crafting, knitting, crochet, fashion, clothing

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