Does your company have global ambitions? Do you want your website or app localised or do you have any documents that need to be translated from English into Dutch? I have been working as a translator for satisfied customers for over 20 years, covering a wide range of subjects. How can I help you?
My name is Rob Laumen and I am a qualified translator. I started working as a freelance translator, localiser, reviewer and proofreader in 1999 for clients in the Netherlands and abroad, and I have been doing so ever since. I only translate professionally from English into Dutch, my native language. Although my primary fields of expertise are IT and legal, my educational background, experience and broad interests let me take on translation and revision tasks in other fields too.
Using modern CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tools not only lets me work faster and more efficiently but also helps me build customer-specific translation memories and ensure terminological consistency. In addition, I can handle various file types and use advanced quality assurance (QA) features.
… involves more than just substituting words from one language into another. Getting your message across as intended is paramount. To connect with your target audience, a translation must not only stay true to the register of the original text but also reflect your organisation’s tone of voice. Creativity and expert knowledge of the subject at hand are just as important as linguistic knowledge.
… goes beyond translation. A short definition of localisation is: adapting a product to the linguistic, cultural and other requirements of a specific local market. These days, more and more companies are having their websites, blogs, games and mobile apps localised.
… by a second pair of eyes is absolutely recommended when you have written or translated a text yourself. If you are not sure whether your text is linguistically correct, I’d be happy to dot the proverbial i’s for you. Proofreading your print-ready (PDF) documents as a last check is something I will also gladly take off your hands.
What do others say?
Aniko Garai, Project Manager, Xerox Ltd.:
“I wanted to thank you for your help and professional approach you’ve provided in each project. I’ve really appreciated your flexibility with even urgent and/or problematic tasks. Knowing that the translation quality received will always be consistently good, was an immense help.”
Stefania Orlotti, Project Manager, Atlas Translations Ltd.:
“Rob has been working with us for the last few years handling various translation/proofreading projects from English into Dutch. He’s very easy to deal with, replies promptly to emails, he’s always been punctual with deliveries and he’s got a great eye for detail.”
Colin Middleton, eigenaar,
“I started working with Rob in April 2006, when he was recommended to me by a colleague. Since then Rob has handled all my English-Dutch translation jobs. The quality delivered is exceptional and always delivered on time.”