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Percy Balemans

I am a freelance translator English-Dutch/German-Dutch specialising in advertising (transcreation) and creative translations. I am the editor of Global Voices in Dutch.

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Latest posts by Percy Balemans

11 January 2012

Global Voices in Dutch Looks Back on 2011

While the year 2012 is already well on its way, the translators of Global Voices in Dutch look back on 2011. Which posts stood out and what makes Global Voices...

29 January 2011

Netherlands: Dutch-Iranian woman executed in Iran

Dutch-Iranian Zahra Bahrami has been executed in Iran after having been found guilty of drug-related crimes and sentenced to death on 2 January. Zahra Bahrami was arrested on 27 December...

17 June 2010

Netherlands: Two women arrested at World Cup for promoting wrong beer

Two Dutch women working for Netherlands beer company Bavaria were arrested for promoting a beer that is not an official World Cup sponsor during the World Cup Netherlands-Denmark match in...

15 February 2010

Netherlands: Sven Kramer's golden race on Twitter

For the Dutch, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver started with a very important race: the men's 5000 metres speed skating. Everyone expected Dutch favourite Sven Kramer to win the...

12 January 2010

Netherlands: Miep Gies, Woman Who Helped Anne Frank, Dies at 100

Miep Gies, one of the people who helped Anne Frank and her family hide during WWII and saved her diary after they were deported, has died. People around the world...

25 August 2009

Netherlands: Too young to sail the world alone at 13?

Laura Dekker from the Netherlands is 13 years-old and wants to sail around the world alone to break a world record, but the Dutch Child Welfare Council have taken legal...

4 April 2009

Netherlands: Dutch minister tweets about Afghanistan summit

During the recent Afghanistan summit in The Hague, Dutch speakers could read updates and direct responses to questions about the summit on Twitter. The updates were posted by Maxime Verhagen,...

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