who we are

The Dutch Translators is a professional collaboration between linguists Marion van Dijk and Cees van der Linden. Born, raised and educated in the Netherlands and Belgium, they hold university degrees in Corporate Finance & Marketing and Human Resources.

Marion is working for over more than twenty years as a HR consultant and interim manager in the Netherlands for companies in a variety of industries. She has encountered professionals on different levels and from a wide range of disciplines. Written and verbal communication have always been an important part of her work and her interest. Marion loves to build relationships, is dedicated, goal and detail oriented, has a solid command of the Dutch culture, excellent verbal, written and computer skills and brings a good laugh.

Even though Los Angeles has been Cees’ home for the past twenty years, he still embraces his native culture and language and often visits the Netherlands, which allows him to stay up-to-date on the latest vernacular, spelling, and pronunciation. Cees is analytic and creative. He has an excellent command of both the English and Dutch language and an extensive experience in the entertainment industry. He teaches Dutch to individual American students and loves to work in his own professional recording studio.

Worldwide travels and constant interaction with people from a wide variety of cultures have helped us develop a deep awareness that a successful translation requires a thorough understanding of a language as much as the feeling and meaning behind the words.