Greetje den Holder: the woman behind BudgetVertalingOnline
My name is Greetje den Holder and I will tell you a bit more about my background in this section, so you know who is working on your assignments. However, for a quick overview, please watch the Prezi on my professional life at the bottom of this page.
Master of Arts in American Studies
From 2003 to 2008, I have worked on the Bachelor’s and Master’s program American Studies at the University of Groningen. American Studies is a cultural program on the United States that discusses politics, history, art, and society among other things. The Bachelor program is partly taught in Dutch and partly in English, and I have taken four courses on writing and speaking American English on an academic level.
During this time, I have also studied in Flagstaff, Arizona at the Northern Arizona University for a semester, and I have worked in Dublin, Ireland for half a year. This has enabled me to improve my English and to start working on the first translation jobs for friends and acquaintances.
The Master’s program is completely taught in English, which means that all classes are in English and the papers and thesis have to be written in English. In 2008, I have finished this program and received the title Master of Arts.
Master of Science in International Business & Management
I have decided to go back to the University of Groningen for the English pre-Master and Master International Business & Management after working for a year. Following the defense of my thesis in August 2011, I have also received the title Master of Science.
These two academic titles, the periods of living abroad and the years of experience regarding translations allow me to have enough knowledge and skills to lead BudgetVertalingOnline and to translate your assignments properly.
Launch of TranslationWebshop in 2015
In February 2015, I have also launched Translationwebshop: the one stop shop for translations. On this international platform, you can find a professional translator in three easy steps. Be sure to check out the website!