Dutch - English translations

“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.” ― Matt Groening

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Content that captures your target audiences

TRANSLATIONS; Dutch - English

I am a strong believer in writing in a way that captures both the essence and the vibe of the message that needs communicating. Content must consider the capabilities and limitations of the intended readers and should always be a pleasure to read. Text, any text, must grab the reader and entice them to continue reading. If we fail to accomplish that, your message gets lost in translation and your goals are never met.


With over 20 years of experience, as a Medical Device Usability Engineer my focus is on identifying foreseeable use errors and mitigating the safety risks associated with those errors. For proofreading, this risk identification mindset qualifies me to not only assess the accuracy and readability of your text, but also to identify areas open to interpretation mistakes due to ambiguous meaning or lack of clarity. My writing and proofreading experiences include reviewing and redacting User manuals, Instructions For Use (IFU), Training materials, Training videos. Manufacturing documents, Regulatory documents, Patents, Risk management documents, and more.


I am a Dutch native with a lifetime of experience in conversing and writing in English. I am a people person and always approach content from the perspective of the persons who are intended to read and understand the message. I believe communication needs to be captivating yet kept simple, and conform to one basic rule: THE RECEIVER OF THE MESSAGE DETERMINES IF THE MESSAGE HAS BEEN DELIVERED or, in the words of George Bernard Shaw: -The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place –


Your website is a powerful means of communicating with your users or customers. I may not be your guy when it comes to the design and creation of an intricate website although I do dabble on occasions with WordPress and Elementor. When it comes to the content of your website, my combined skills in Writing, Translating, Customer needs and Journey mapping, and Website Usability testing might prove valuable to ensure your website reaches the right audience and succeeds in delivering the intended message.


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Get in touch with me !

" Get in touch with me to discuss if, and how I can help you with finding the right words, and the right tone, to ensure your message is received by your target audience(s). "

henk@captivating-content.com tel: +31(0)653559459