The Language Collective
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The select group of language professionals you see here specialize in translating, editing and writing English and Dutch texts. Our collaborative ventures are based on shared values of professional quality, personal accountability and creative collaboration. Each of us has a flourishing freelance practice of our own, but if you’re looking for a team of experts to handle a bigger project, we’d be delighted to discuss options.

Joy Phillips

Services: NL>EN translation, copyediting, copywriting, Dunglish rescue, certified translation
Specialized in: climate, environment, tech & innovation, architecture & infrastructure, creative design
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Joy is a translator, copywriter and author’s editor working from Dutch into English, offering 21 years of experience in helping writers, companies, non-profits and government agencies convey their concepts to a broader international audience. Over the past few years, she has had the privilege of translating a number of non-fiction books on art, architecture and science. An inveterate bookaholic and irrepressible extrovert who has lived more than half her life over 9000 km from where she was born, she is fascinated by language, food, coffee & speculative fiction. If you’re interested in collaborating to tailor your text to an international audience or would like her to speak at a conference you’re organizing, check Joy’s current schedule, or send an email to discuss details.



Michael Blommaert

Services: NL>EN and EN>NL translation
Specialized in: IT, entert