Hi, I’m Angelique Hersman. I translate your texts from English into Dutch.

Over the past eight years, I have translated all kinds of texts, from corporate business information to PiLs for clinical trials and everything in between. For instance, one of my recent translation assignments was a presentation on using a specific psychological test. I translated the presentation in such a way that people were not distracted by all kinds of expensive terms. This made it easier for the reader to consume all the insights offered.

Looking back, it was pretty clear which way this was going. As an example, I really enjoyed translating veterinary topics. And I translated remarkably much on Human Resources and employee satisfaction. Logically, these two areas suit me well; I trained and volunteered as a veterinary assistant and livestock farmer, and I am currently studying organisational psychology.

What really stood out? The dozens, almost hundreds of Safety Data Sheets I have translated over the past few years. To do that well, I put in many hours of research. The same has been the case with clinical trial documentation and patient-side information.

Some strict protocols and instructions must be followed meticulously for these documents. It is also a must that you are and stay abreast of current European legislation in that area. It turns out that this is where my strength lies. I am a whiz at (literature) research, finding my answers in every nook and cranny of the global internet and not being fobbed off with superficial gibberish. And without a source reference, it doesn’t even count.

What can I do for you?

I translate your English texts into Dutch. While doing that, I ensure that this translated text sounds catchy and natural, so the reader feels addressed. Where necessary, I adapt it to our national preferences. For example, we Dutch are really unhappy with the typical English writing style. “Geen woorden maar daden” (actions speak louder than words), we are quick to say in undiluted Rotterdam style.

Although I have a broad general interest, there are areas in which my qualities come into their own. For instance, they require specific skills, such as tightly regulated documents or experience.

My translation skills come to their fullest in projects in:

✔ Veterinary and animal health
✔ Healthcare, medical care and documentation for clinical trials (PILs, ICFs and SmPCs)
✔ Human resources and HS&E, and the previously discussed Safety Data Sheets.

📌Contact me to see what I can do for you.