Services

Editing

  • Check and correct for clarity and consistency, including making citations consistent, smoothing out awkward sentences, and improving overall clarity and readability.

  • English grammar and spelling check (American or British English).

​Learn more about what editing entails here.

Polish your message with clear and effective writing.

Proofreading

  • Final check of a text for last-minute corrections, including typos and misspelled words.

  • Fine-tuning of translated texts.

  • English grammar and spelling check (American or British English).

​Learn more about what proofreading entails here.

Final check for any minor (or major) mistakes.

Writing

  • Blog and website content, newsletters, museum object labels, catalogue texts, educational materials, academic proposals, marketing copy, and more…

​For examples of my writing, read through my blog, find blog posts I've written for clients (here, here, and here), or take a look at the academic articles that I've published (here and here).

Create English-language content for your (freelance) organization that matches up with your brand and voice.

Translating

  • Translation and interpretation of texts from Dutch to English.

Translate texts clearly, effectively, and accurately, with an eye for conveying the intended meaning in a way that is equally effective in English as it is in the original Dutch.

Consultation

  • Feedback, comments, suggestions for direction or clarity, expanding on or organizing ideas within a text.

Improve your writing or get a second opinion on the best way to convey your message.

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Testimonials

Amsterdam University Press (AUP) is a leading publisher of academic books, journals, and textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We strive to stimulate societal debate, forming a global source of inspiration and knowledge. Since 2016, we have worked with Danielle Carter as one of our freelance editors. As a publisher, we work across a variety of subject areas, and Danielle has worked with us on titles in the Film and Media Studies, Asian Studies, and Humanities. Danielle has proven to be a highly accomplished editor and proofreader. We have no hesitation in recommending her. She is reliable, thorough, and competent ‒ reassuring quality.

Chantal Nicolaes, Head of Desk Editing and Production at Amsterdam University Press

Danielle is a natural writer with a flair for writing engaging and insightful copy. I had the pleasure of working with her when she provided written content for my blog Thinking Museum for just over a year. Danielle is a joy to work with - efficient, self-motivated and, above all, talented.

Claire Bown, Head of Guide & Community Learning at Context Travel & Founder of Thinking Museum

Danielle worked for me as an office assistant for two years. I really enjoyed working with her, for various reasons. First of all, she is a very nice person to be around and to talk to. She is extremely smart, punctual, talented, well-informed, curious, eager to learn, and always looking for ways to improve the quality of her work and the business processes. Apart from doing a great job on the general things her job required, she is full of ideas to improve CRM, our marketing strategy, our communication with both leads and clients, our website, our online presence and our newsletters. 

 

At the same time, she is very efficient and realistic when it comes to bringing her ideas to life. She is not afraid to try out new things, to educate herself on unfamiliar topics by looking for info online or by contacting people or companies to obtain the knowledge or skills she needs, and furthermore, she knows when to continue or when to let a new project go. 

 

She can ask for help if necessary, or work together when required, but she is also a very effective and proactive independent worker, that doesn't need constant hand-holding to make great progress. She knows what quality looks like, and if she ever makes a mistake, she is a fast learner. Her written communication style is very engaging and accessible, and she is meticulous with both her writing and her work in general. 

 

I was sad to hear she was moving on to create her own business as an editor and writer, but at the same time, I always knew the day would come that she would realize that, with her talents and mind, she would be crazy not to go and find out what else this amazing world has to offer!

Joska Kruijssen, Founder of Rubio Dutch Amsterdam

Danielle's work is intelligent and thoughtful - she's thorough and conscientious and keen to spot problems and address them. Her writing work was well-done and pitched appropriately. She did a good job of matching the 'voice' to content that already existed on our website, even without me requesting that or sharing instructions on the Context voice.

Stephanie Taralson, Senior Program Manager of Central Europe at Context Travel

I can highly recommend Danielle. She is great to work with, is very flexible, provides good translations and comes up with further improvements, and delivers on time.

Heleen Wilbrink, Cultural Entrepreneur and Egyptologist at Aincient

Danielle is a reliable partner that does what she says she will. She works quickly, neatly, and she thinks with you in a nice way.

Herma Starreveld, Artist, Teacher, and Illustrator at Studio Mastarre

The translation from Dutch to English goes further than the translation of the text alone. Also the interpretation, what the text means to say, is very important. Danielle understands this profession perfectly. Because of this, I’m certain of a good and responsible English-language text for my corporate communications. Moreover, her quick response time is outstanding.

René Vetjens, General Manager at BS&i Mechatronics

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