Working languages:
Dutch to English

Bjorn Cleophas
Sworn translator, legal specialisation

Neer, Limburg, Netherlands
Local time: 07:46 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Dutch 
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<strong>Sworn</strong> translator, specialising in <strong>legal</strong> texts
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Law (general)
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsGovernment / Politics

Preferred currency EUR
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Translation education Master's degree - Radboud University Nijmegen
Experience Years of translation experience: 10. Registered at Apr 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Dutch to English (Stichting Instituut van Gerechtstolken en -vertalers, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Bjorn Cleophas endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

Services offered and rates

Translation - Translating Dutch texts into English, starting from:
€0.10 per word for general texts
€0.12 per word for specialised (e.g. legal) texts
€45 per hour for certified translations

Relevant work experience and specialisation

I have been working in translation and localisation since 2010. As law has always intrigued me, I have specialised in legal texts. I completed the Legal Translation in Criminal Cases course offered by the Association of SIGV Court Interpreters and Legal Translators. As I wished to further specialise in other legal fields, I also completed the Dutch-English / English-Dutch legal translation course offered by Chris Odijk. I am currently taking the University Bachelor programme Dutch Law at the Open University The Netherlands.

I mainly work for law firms, civil-law notaries' firms, government agencies and businesses. I have extensive experience in translating contracts, judgments, terms and conditions, deeds and articles of association. Apart from these document types, I have translated a variety of other types of texts, including dissertations, manuals, speeches, diplomas and press statements.

I am also a sworn translator registered in the Dutch Register of Sworn Interpreters and Translators (no 4943) and am authorised to offer certified translations of official documents such as diplomas, CVs, and degrees.

Software used

I use Wordfast Pro 3 and SDL Trados Studio 2014.


University Bachelor programme Dutch Law - Open University The Netherlands

Introduction to International Criminal Law Coursera course - Case Western Reserve University
English Common Law: Structure and Principles Coursera course - University of London

Dutch-English / English-Dutch Legal Translation course - Chris Odijk

Legal Translation in Criminal Cases course - SIGV

English Language and Culture Bachelor and Master (cum laude) - Radboud University Nijmegen
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Profile last updated
Nov 3, 2019

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