Translating

What clients say:

Mariëlle Smith is an incredibly fine and clear translator. She reads up on the topic well, and is therefore greatly connected to the material. She tunes in to the author in a very considerate way. When she encounters something in the text that is not entirely clear, she will reach out via e-mail. In that, she is very concrete and elaborates on the different options for translation. As such, it is easy for the author to relate to the text and reach the correct translation. She works smoothly and accurately and is not afraid to be corrected. She is great in thinking along, and come up with new, inspiring suggestions in the event of alterations. Her use of language is beautiful. Very well recommended!

 

I translate nonfiction and academic texts written in Dutch to British English or American English. I have translated a variety of work, including nonfiction books, academic grant proposals, summaries of dissertations, articles and theses, resumes, motivation letters, interviews, web content, and even restaurant menus. Here you can find an excerpt of my translation of a handbook for artists.

Rates

All rates are based on the amount of work required and the time available to complete the project. If you would like to know more or receive a price quote, please email me at marielle@mswordsmith.nl.

If you would like to work with me

  1. Please send me an email at marielle@mswordsmith.nl with your name, the word count, and when you prefer the work to be completed. Please include a sample of your text, or the work as a whole, so I can make sure I’m able to help you.
  2. After receiving your email, I will reply with a price quote and an estimate of how long the project will take me.
  3. If you are happy with my offer, please send your work if you have not already done so.
  4. Depending on the quoted total, an advance might need to be paid before I start working on the project. In that case, we will first discuss how you would prefer to pay and I will either send you a PayPal invoice or an invoice with details on how to make a direct deposit into my bank account. Once payment has cleared, I will begin working on the project.

Please note: by agreeing to the quote, you are agreeing to the terms & conditions.