I successfully completed my bachelor's degree in interpreting at ITV Hogeschool Utrecht in 2019, having satisfied my teachers (all experienced professional interpreters) and passed rigorous external examinations. In 2020 I became a sworn interpreter in the Netherlands, authorised to interpret in official settings such as court cases.
I interpret in the simultaneous, consecutive and conversation 'modes' of interpreting, as outlined below, and have gained experience in interpreting for government bodies, child protection organisations, the Dutch police force, churches and corporate clients.
I observe the highest standards of professionalism, confidentiality and, of course, quality in every assignment. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your interpreting needs and wishes.
In the simultaneous 'mode' of interpreting, I translate the message while the speaker is still speaking. This is often done using technology, which I can provide on request, but I can also 'whisper' the translation from a position close to the listener.
When I interpret consecutively, I take notes while the speaker is speaking, usually in blocks of a few minutes at a time, and then reproduce the message in the other language once he or she has finished that section.
Interpreting a conversation involves translating messages in both directions: from Dutch to English and from English to Dutch. I will usually take notes while each speaker is speaking, and then reproduce what was said once he or she has finished.