Dutch interpreter & Dutch translation services
Dutch interpreter services, English to Dutch translation, Dutch to English translation
+ Dutch voiceover, certified Dutch translation, Dutch transcription + subtitling
Dutch-English + English-Dutch translation typesetting
Providing Dutch interpreter and translation services from and into English, we're preferred Dutch-English translation partners to leading Netherlands Dutch translation companies so we DO know our stuff! While Dutch interpreter services and English-Dutch translation are less popular than Spanish and French, demand is thriving for technical, website, insurance and legal work. HERE's some case studies!
- global sportswear client's Dutch manager
Recent Dutch translation includes 200,000 words for this global sportwear client, websites, manuals and lots of marketing. English-Dutch translation is challenging - many Dutch professionals speak English well, which makes the Dutch VERY demanding, whether for Dutch to English or English to Dutch translation. Quality's critical - Dutch translation clients are notoriously blunt and TELL you if it's wrong! With 1200+ Dutch translation projects to 100% happy clients, our high Dutch standards can help you meet yours.
You offer Dutch interpreter services too...Sure, our Dutch interpreter provision operates Europe-wide - see our interpreting page. Dutch interpreter UK demand's low - many Dutch professionals have good English. Below managerial levels Dutch workforces often have little English however and we've frequently provided a Dutch interpreter to UK companies training Dutch teams, including a 3 year EHS project. For a Dutch interpreter just call us on Freefone 0800 783 4678 or drop an e-mail to our Dutch interpreter UK team. As well as liaison Dutch interpreter services we also offer full conference interpreting, a Dutch court interpreter service and public service Dutch interpreter team, in particular for medical interpreting services.
Can Dutch translation typesetting be done in Quark or Illustrator?Sure - but remember English-Dutch translation is typically 10-20% longer and uses long compound words like Kindercarnavalsoptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamheden (preparation activities for a children's carnival procession!). Dutch typesetting needs good hyphenation, which coupled with tricky accented characters may make this best left to our Dutch typesetting service.
Tell me about Dutch translation?Dutch is used in the Netherlands and Surinam as well as parts of the Caribbean and Indonesia, and Flemish - a dialect of Dutch - is used in northern Belgium. Dutch is also the "parent" of the Afrikaans used in South Africa. Dutch punctuation is surprisingly like English, but uses some accents such as "één" - accents MATTER so beware! There's also the unique "digraph" IJ which is "inseparable" so both letters get capitalised - as IJsselmeer" - frequently done wrong in English Dutch typesetting. Commas and points switch in numbers, so 1,234.56 in English-Dutch translation becomes 1.234,56. Grammar in Dutch translation is however more German than English - word order may change significantly.
Certified Dutch translation?Certified translation is the UK equivalent to Europe's "sworn translation"; the translator needs a good language qualification and extensive experience. A "certified Dutch translation" carries legal weight - we can also notarise and legalise. There's more on our Legal & Police services and Certified & notarised pages.
OK... and GOOD Dutch translation?Dutch translation isn't hard to find, but good Dutch translation is - structure and grammar are complex and trip the unwary. We've finally sorted consistently excellent Dutch translators, but if you'd like to look around our FAQs offer tips on finding Dutch translation providers and there's more advice on getting good translation in our Really Helpful Friendly Guide to Language Translation.
How about Dutch transcription?Dutch transcription (converting audio to text) is done for research and conferences, and can be mono- or bilingual (so Dutch transcription may also have a Dutch-English translation) and for legal use we offer certified Dutch transcription - see our Transcription page. Dutch transcription is tricky however due to strong dialects - one of our Dutch transcription team jokes she has trouble understanding folk from the next town!
Finally, Dutch voiceover or subtitling?Yep - see our voiceovers page. Since we're primarily a language service, the translation standard of our voiceover scripts is identical to our mainstream translation - mother-tongue, professional translators + 100% review in-house - sadly not true of many Dutch voiceover providers! Some samples of our Dutch voices include (click name for sample): Lars; Lex; Saskia and Martina.
Be wary with Dutch translation for voiceover! The normal guide to how well a script translation fits runtime is wordcount, but Dutch's many compound words are deceptive; a script's Dutch translation may have fewer words yet take 30% longer to read! You may find our Really Useful Voiceover Guide helpful if you have projects requiring Dutch voiceover - or any other language. And our Dutch subtitling - where hyphenation's just as critical as in typesetting - receives the same attention to detail.
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