L.S. Edits


About me

Hi, I'm Laura! I'm a freelance translator and editor, 34 years old, and a great language enthusiast - both professionally and personally.


I am specialised in translating technical texts and am professionally familiar with subjects such as chemistry, scientific research, health care and event management. I have also had the pleasure of editing several books for publication. 


Want to know more? Have a look at my Services page or Contact me if you have a question.



My background

Thanks to my adopted British family, I grew up with both Dutch and English and work in both languages.


My love for the written word was evident from an early age. I could devour books easily and was already reading Dutch literature. Once I had read practically all my parents' books back to front, I expanded my horizon by incorporating English literature by the end of primary school.


In secondary school I was offered the possibility of participating in the MUN (Model United Nations). This multinational event offered a wonderful experience and marked the start of my interest in a whole new area: international politics.


After my studies at the Hogeschool Delft (later INHOLLAND University of Applied Sciences), I started working at a wholesaler in professional cleaning products. I had already done some translations for acquaintances in my spare time, but now I was offered the opportunity of translating product information, MSD sheets, and machine user manuals.


In 2012 I decided to take the next step and started working part-time as a freelance translator and editor, alongside my office job. By the end of that year, I was granted my first big assignment when a Dutch author asked me to edit one of his books.


After combining my freelance work and full-time employment for several years, by the end of 2015 I decided to fully focus on translating and editing. I've had the pleasure of providing professional translations for customers in the Netherlands and abroad ever since, and look forward to embracing new challenges.