Member since Feb '11

Working languages:
English to Dutch
Finnish to Dutch

Michel de Ruyter
Strong focus on details & style

Local time: 19:04 EEST (GMT+3)

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, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, MT post-editing, Transcription, Copywriting
Specializes in:
JournalismLaw (general)
Internet, e-CommerceMaterials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
Marketing / Market ResearchMedia / Multimedia
Advertising / Public RelationsBusiness/Commerce (general)
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersSports / Fitness / Recreation

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Words translated: 3,321
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 177, Questions answered: 115, Questions asked: 1
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Skrill, PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Translation education Other - Writing School Amsterdam
Experience Years of experience: 12. Registered at Feb 2009. Became a member: Feb 2011.
Credentials N/A
Memberships IAPTI
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PoEdit, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Conference participation Conferences attendedProZ/TV Credential
Professional practices Michel de Ruyter endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I am a professional freelance Dutch native translator and proofreader/editor (nl) with a strong focus on details and developed writing skills. My main areas of expertise are marketing, website/corporate content, journalism (e.g. press releases, reports, brochures), advertising, e-books, corporate law (e.g. terms and conditions, company policies & procedures), human resources, renewable energy, forex, culture and sports. I deliver the premium Dutch translations that your company/clients deserve(s). I work with the CAT tools Trados 2017, MemoQ or Wordfast Pro to make sure the terminology in the target language is always consistent, also for repeat assignments. Please find all further relevant details below.

- Eight years of freelance writing and editing experience: websites, sales letters, reports, interviews, columns, poetry etc.
- Writing School Amsterdam (private, approx. 2 years)
- Journalism course (private, 1 year)
- Library and Information Studies
- Information Specialist Libraries; six years
- Small Business School: Middle Management education for own business purposes
- Specialized marketing course (NIMA-A) and five years of working experience in an international marketing/commercial environment
- Continuously following language courses (English/Finnish*) and translation developments etc.
- VWO; pre-university secondary education; highest variant in the secondary educational system of the Netherlands

After spending the first 36 years of my life in the Netherlands I only live in Finland since 2008 so I have a complete understanding of the cultural and linguistic background(s) of my home country.
*The translations from Finnish into Dutch are carried out in cooperation with a Finnish partner.

I will be happy to hear from you.

Kind regards,

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MdR Text Bureau
Dutch Translations and Text
Company reg. no.: 2278658-5
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 187
PRO-level pts: 177

Top languages (PRO)
English to Dutch169
Dutch to English4
German to Dutch4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences24
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Business/Commerce (general)24
Law (general)21
Sports / Fitness / Recreation20
Marketing / Market Research8
Energy / Power Generation8
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Keywords: Dutch, English, Finnish, general, translations, internet, websites, marketing, management, sports, culture, advertising, advertisements, renewable energy, corporate law, law, letters, articles, slogans, quick, good, rates, professional, clear, excellent writing, rhythm, proper sentences, poetry, literature, legal, company policies & procedures, terms and conditions, brochures, press releases, reports, short stories.

Profile last updated
Apr 30

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