Pieter Beens - Freelance translator English Dutch





My name is Pieter Beens. I am a freelance translator and provide texts, publications and translations for a wide range of clients in various branches. I work for the best and largest organizations worldwide and deliver quality. Speed, delivery reliability and linguistic quality are important to me.

As you can see, I have a wide range of interests and extensive knowledge on many topics. The result: above average texts and translations with the right tone and the right terminology.

My workflow for translation is dedicated to deliver translations according the EN 15038:2006 standard for translators and translation agencies.

Contact me

Address: Nachtegaalweg 69
Phone: +31 (0)6 17 006 006
Email: info@vertaalt.nu
Website: www.vertaalt.nu



June 2013

Bachelor (Hons) in Social Sciences with Sociology and Politics (open)

Open University

June 2011

Diploma in Social Sciences (open)

Open University

June 2010

Cert. Sco. Sci. (open)

Open University

Experience with CAT tools
SDL Trados Studio (2015, 2014, 2011, 2009) 100%
MemoQ 100%
WordFast 90%
MemSource 90%

Other CAT tools I’m experienced with
SDLX; TagEditor 7; SDL Passolo 2011; SDL Idiom Workbench; Deja Vu X2; XTM; Fluency; Catalyst; LocStudio; MS Leaf.

Language Skills
Training courses

To become more proficient in my translation specializations I follow short
external training courses and internal training courses at customers. In this way
I keep my knowledge up-to-date and develop myself continuously. I take short master classes at universities like Harvard University. I am currently focused on a doctor’s degree (PhD) in politics/political philosophy.
Even more important than my professional knowledge is my linguistic quality. I use feedback from colleagues to stay sharp. That feedback must be reasonable and well founded but within those parameters I am happy to hear how I can improve. Only by listening to others am I able to improve my language quality and so deliver better translations to my clients.




Specific translation experience

Translating is a profession. A good translation reflects not just the source text, but is also geared towards the target audience and adapted to the language and culture of that target group. Not only the content is important, also the quality of language must be of a high standard. Many translators are specialists. I am more of a generalist. I know a lot about a variety of subjects. That helps me to work in many different areas of expertise. However, I do not know everything. Therefore, there are projects and areas that I do not take on. The list below sums up the areas of expertise for which I provide translations.

  • Arts and culture
  • Automotive
  • Business, Marketing, Commercial
  • Electronics and engineering
  • Farming
  • Financial
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Travel and tourism





Do you have any questions or would you like to receive more information or a free quote? Contact me at the address below or send an email using the form on this page (recommended).

Nachtegaalweg 69
8075 AW – Elspeet
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)6 17 006 006
VAT: NL852451829B01

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