My name is Lara van der Zee. I have a passion for languages and I love to use this passion to translate from English and German into my native language Dutch. Through repetitive stays in English and German speaking countries, I have acquired near-native proficiency in both languages.

I love to work on texts in my specialist fields: religion, social sciences, education, and arts & crafts. Before starting my business as freelance translator, I worked as researcher, lecturer and language trainer at a university. In my spare time, I am a dedicated crafter.

I have a keen eye for detail and nuance. Language involves more than just idiom and grammatical structures: a language is the key to the culture of its speakers. Attention to the cultural nuances reflected in language is what keeps me interested in translating.

If you ask me to translate your text, you can be sure to receive a text that is ready to be published and written in such a way that the reader will not notice that it is a translation.