Your reliable and professional Dutch translation partner


English to Dutch (NL) native translations

I can provide you with English to Dutch (NL) native translations (please see areas of expertise below). No expensive outsourcer costs to incur for your Dutch translations but direct buying right from the source: the translator.

Translating/editing is a profession that takes many years of practice before reaching a truly professional level with all the necessary skills. I can guarantee you a premium Dutch translation. I have a good eye for important details of your project and pay special attention to the writing style. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the end product of course translating is a creative process and there is always room for debate and subjective interpretation I'll do everything to fix it.

QC, editing or proofreading of Dutch texts

Furthermore I offer the QC (Quality Control), proofreading or editing of Dutch texts and subtitling services. With my background in journalism and copywriting, I am highly specialised in texts with subjects that need a specific and tailored writing style: marketing, journalism (e.g. press releases, reports, articles), corporate content, human resourcesadvertising, corporate law (e.g. terms and conditions, company policies & procedures), finance, culture and sports. In addition, I also write Dutch website reviews and blogs on request  in subjects I am familiar with.

Interpretation and cultural services

Since a few years I have added online and local English and Dutch interpretation and Finnish-Dutch cultural services to my range of services.

Press release distribution service

If you want to take your business to the Dutch market, with approximately 23 million native speakers, I can help you launch your company via a professional Dutch press release distribution platform (including all major Dutch media). Please message me direct for further details.

I work(ed) for several translation agencies, both large and small, as well as a range of end clients worldwide. Some examples of the companies and brands that I have worked either directly or indirectly for include: Adidas, FedEx, Volvo, Microsoft, Breitling, Dutch food magazine, TomTom, McKinsey and Heineken.

"Style to be good must be clear. Clearness is secured by using words that are current and ordinary."  Aristotle

About me

With a background in journalism and copywriting , my writing skills have been extensively developed (an on-going infinite process!). I have been a professional, independent, full-time translator since 2008 and have broad experience in all fields mentioned above. If you need a reliable Dutch translation partner, who has read hundreds of books about all kinds of relevant subjects and has been educated and professionally developed to write well, I am your Dutch linguist.

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Of course every professional needs tools. Besides dictionaries and thorough research where necessary, I use the advanced translation CAT tools SDL Trados 2019 or MemoQ to make sure the terminology in the target language (Dutch) is always consistent  also for repeat assignments. I always thoroughly proofread my own translations twice  once during the translation process and always before delivering (even when I know a proofreader will go over it). I prioritise accuracy and quality over speed, something that's difficult in today's world but something that I believe in very strongly. It's the only way to deliver quality and premium translations that help your product and/or business grow further.



"Michel has been my Dutch translation partner for years. I am very happy with him." -- Niina Ruijs, Norlex oy, Finland

"Michel is an experienced translator/proofreader and always delivering professional work with a good eye for important details of projects." -- Lingo24 , UK