Working languages:
Dutch to English
Afrikaans to English

John Holloway
Translation with communication smarts

Local time: 00:34 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Transcreation, MT post-editing, Copywriting, Website localization, Editing/proofreading, Interpreting, Training, Operations management
Specializes in:
Finance (general)Accounting
Investment / SecuritiesLaw (general)
Law: Contract(s)Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
Law: Taxation & CustomsAdvertising / Public Relations
Marketing / Market ResearchConstruction / Civil Engineering

Dutch to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.12 EUR per word / 24 - 36 EUR per hour
Afrikaans to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.12 EUR per word / 24 - 36 EUR per hour
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 96, Questions answered: 52, Questions asked: 2
Project History 1 projects entered

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Skrill
Glossaries KudoZ points won_Law_Engineering_Level-PRO
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa
Experience Years of translation experience: 21. Registered at May 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Dutch to English (BA (English), UKZN, South Africa)
Afrikaans to English (UKZN Afrikaans/Nederlands I)
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
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Degree and

My background makes me familiar with the terms and language of a broad range of fields, which increases my translation capability. 

BA (including Afrikaans/Nederlands I), English & Philosophy majors, + 16 LLB subjects at UKZN

for three years as an attorney's articled clerk.

Was a
graduate marketing trainee at Lever Bros (Unilever).

for, then managed, a series of advertising and marcoms agencies - like Grey,
Lintas and Wunderman in Johannesburg, Sydney and Amsterdam.

Subsequently used this experience as a consultant and interim marketing communications director to mobile
telephony providers, cable companies, advertising agencies, etc.

translator (and copywriter) for the last 10 years.  


My home language is English (UK). Fluent in Afrikaans, I quickly
became fluent in Dutch when the advertising agency I worked for transferred me to Amsterdam.
Familiarity with the nuances of Dutch was essential to my advertising and
marketing work in the Netherlands market.

Translation fields:

In addition to my English studies, legal subjects and legal work experience, I was fortunate to manage the advertising
accounts of some global brands. These clients required
immersion in their business. As a result I am on intimate terms with the
terminology, cultures and language of many product and service categories. In my work as MD and director of companies in the Netherlands I became familiar with Dutch legal, financial and
management language.


A natural progression. I enjoyed writing and had
managed translation, transcreation and localisation processes since the start
of my career, working for global ad agencies. This was required in order to migrate
and localise successful brands in new countries. I had also managed the development of
campaigns in multi-lingual and multi-cultural markets in South Africa and across the


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Dynamite Cottage Industries, Netherlands, Reg. Dutch Tax & Customs


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: 104
PRO-level pts: 96

Language (PRO)
Dutch to English96
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences4
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)23
Construction / Civil Engineering16
Mechanics / Mech Engineering8
Printing & Publishing8
Real Estate8
Engineering (general)4
Medical (general)4
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Profile last updated
Oct 31, 2019

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