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  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     
  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. (Benjamin Disraeli)    
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    
  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
  • The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' (Jef Mallett)    
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)     
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    
  • If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)     
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     
  • I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (Oscar Wilde)    

translation updates on the ecenomy

Since the end of 2014, I have made quite a few English translations for Invest in Zeeland. Invest in Zeeland helps companies that want to establish a branch in Zeeland with advice on all kinds of different fields. They also promote Zeeland with companies that do not know yet what a fantastic place for business Zeeland is.

news updates
They report on the Zeeland economy in regular online news updates. These news reports have to be available in English too, of course, and that is where I come in. Over the past few weeks I have translated a large number of articles on, for example, Zeeland Seaports, innovative companies, the knowledge hub and other great initiatives in Zeeland.  Yet another interesting way to promote Zeeland. Usually I promote my home province with texts for tourists, but I immensely enjoy translating these texts aimed at a business-oriented audience as well.

check out the news updates on Invest in Zeeland
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