Who is Creative Translation?
Creative Translation was conceived and developed by Thom Binksma (1955).
Thom: "I have been preoccupied with languages ever since my childhood. At first in a general sense, later on more in particular with English, the second language that I was practically spoon-fed with.
After many visits to Britain and a study of English - what else? - I gained a lot of professional linguistic and translating experience as a teacher of English in various institutes for secondary (vocational) education (Dutch MBO) since 1978. In due course I became increasingly interested and active in the fascinating world of translating, and gradually shifted my activities from teaching to translating. The increasing number of assignments and satisfied clients (see: Portfolio) enabled me to increasingly let go of my activities as a school teacher and set up my own translating business in 2009. In September 2015 I decided to close the - by then 36 years old - book of my teaching activities altogether and supplement my (due to early retirement rather modest ) teacher's pension as a translator .
I am greatly indebted to my friends George Hall († 2015) owner of Parallel Text and Gerard van den Hooff (Rosetta Translations), two experienced translators and - by now - highly appreciated colleagues whose professional support and advice have proved invaluable in the process of making my career switch a success. "Thanks a lot for that, mates!"