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

On a mission to rid the world of ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ. One word at a time. And along the way fulfilling most โ€“ but not all โ€“ English-language needs. Since 1997.

100% English. 0% Dinglish.

// some people prefer the term ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ โ€“ either way, I'm sure you catch my drift //

๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ... a what?

A ๐˜ต๐—‹๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ for sure, but much, much more ...
picks up where a translator leaves off. Kinda like a ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, but starts out in Dutch and ends up in English bridging linguistic and cultural divides.

// ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต //
... most often found working for creative or marketing agencies and SMEs

// ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ //
... is predominantly caffeine-powered and does not work for peanuts

// ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต //
... studied Engineering, but could equally have studied Languages or Linguistics, loves all things techie, geeks out on Marvel, DC and sci-fi films, plays bass trombone in symphony orchestras, goes bonkers for TVRs, loses himself in Kafka and Murakami novels, overdoses on opera, is in denial about his chocoholism ...

So, how may I be of service?

โ˜•๏ธ Come caffeinate with me and formulate a plan at my forge ...

TSH Collab
Wibautstraat 131D
1091 GL Amsterdam
... or I'll come to you!

๐Ÿ“ฆ Please send me any gargantuan project files using WeTransfer, i.e. anything that would probably clog up both our email inboxes!

๐Ÿ“– If you decide ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ to hire me or another professional, native-English-speaking linguist, opting instead to 'do it yourself', at least read 'Righting English That's Gone Dutch' by Joy Burrough-Boenisch before you do.

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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 โ€“ 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 workโ€ฆ I literally couldn't find fault with it!
Benjamin Arthur // Benjamin Arthur Photography