Jamie Lingwood // wordsmith.nl // since 1997

Transcreative, Translator, and Copywriter in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jamie Lingwood // wordsmith.nl // since 1997

Transcreative, Translator, and Copywriter in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Do you know what native English speakers really (and I mean really, really) think about the 'English‑language' marketing copy you're using here in the Netherlands or you've localized for English-speaking markets abroad? Do you care?

Most are way too polite to tell you. It's too late now anyhow, they probably just:

β˜‘οΈ left your website*
β˜‘οΈ deleted your email*
β˜‘οΈ ignored your ad hoarding*
β˜‘οΈ abandoned their shopping cart*
β˜‘οΈ rejected your investment proposal*
β˜‘οΈ had a good old giggle at your expense*

*Clear checkbox if you know for a fact that your marketing copy is a Dinglish-, Dunglish- and/or Translatorese-free zone.

I'm one of the more direct (read: Dutch-like), native-English-speaking linguists in the Netherlands. I'll tell it to you as it is and go one better – let's hammer out a plan together to keep your English-speaking audiences in your 'sales funnel' or on their 'customer journey'.

One thing's for sure, you won't be making them 'walk on broken glass' with copy that's strewn with Dinglish, Dunglish or Translatorese.

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... or I'll come to you!

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  • Work
    • wordsmith.nl
  • Education
    • University of Cambridge
What clients say about me
I know Jamie to be a critical, conscientious and committed copywriter and translator. Dependable and to the point. It's always a pleasure working with him and I trust him implicitly to produce English copy for us that is both correct and consistent with our company's style and tone of voice.
Peter Hermeling // Bluemonque
Jamie is one of the best and most reliable technical translators I know. He has worked on several projects for us, for one of our real estate clients. He is thorough, punctual, delivers great work, never misses a deadline and is always willing to do more than we requested. I would love to work with Jamie more often – if only we had more clients in real estate...
Astrid Mulder // Multitaal
Jamie is the person to go to in Amsterdam to get your Dutch translated into English. A Dutch client of mine and Jamie's asked me, as a native English speaker living in the Netherlands, to double-check his work… I literally couldn't find fault with it!
Benjamin Arthur // Benjamin Arthur Photography