WordFlat is a one-man translation and authoring business owned by Jaap Slingerland
Jaap lays the foundation for his expertise in 2011. In that year, he graduates at the Utrecht University by obtaining the Master's degree in Translation Studies (English to Dutch), with a thesis about translating medical texts for young patients. Between 2011 and 2013, he works fulltime for a translation agency that mainly deals with Apple. Afterwards, he takes the step to starting his own company.
Freelance translator English – Dutch
Jaap Slingerland is the founder and sole employee of WordFlat in Utrecht. He has been working from his home office as a translator English – Dutch since 2013. Currently, his busy work week is partly filled by working for Google (his largest customer for three years by now), and partly by translating books for publishing houses. Additionally, he sometimes has space for a translation agency or a different commissioner who offers something fast or really interesting.
In 2008 (while still a student), Jaap is offered a permanent contract as junior content manager with PGGM (the Dutch healthcare pension fund). That is when he enters the professional lifestyle, as well as the fields of pensions and content management.
He takes his next step in 2010 by becoming a consultant with RightNow: a software company that offers a search engine based on natural language. That is how he deepens his experience with the content of large institutions, ranging from the national benefits fund UWV to several banks and pension fund ABP (for civil servants).
Next to work and study, Jaap has had inside experience with Christianity since his earliest youth. As it turned out, this religious background has been important for his work as book translator as well.