The team


We are Branco van der Werf and Lineke van Straalen, two qualified and experienced translation professionals. Together we form Van der Werf & Van Straalen. We specialise in translating creative and corporate communications – ideas that deliver a return on your investment, such as TV adverts, HR courses, newsletters, e-learning modules and much more.


Whether we handle your words internally or entrust them to one of our reliable translation partners, we always stick to our three basic principles:

My Services

  • We are like a well-oiled machine.
    We are both not just language-lovers, but qualified translators too. It takes two to tango, and by tango we mean consult each other and check each other’s work. That means outstanding quality for you. After all, two heads are better than one. And we have been working together for so long that we’re like a well-oiled machine.
  • We don’t work with any Tom, Dick or Harry.
    The bigger a translation agency becomes, the more likely your texts will be outsourced to an array of anonymous freelancers. That means your average translation agency will send the work out to lots of different translators, who don’t know a thing about your company. You can’t afford to take that risk.

    We don’t leave things to chance. Instead we make sure that your translations are handled by the same professional every time, so they can really understand your brand and translate your message as you intended it.

  • We are big enough to cope, small enough to be flexible
    If your content lies outside of our specialisms, not a problem. We work closely with professional translators in various countries, meaning we can serve you better. So whether it’s your terms & conditions or a financial plan, your words are in good hands. Thanks to our carefully-cultivated global network, we can adapt your communications specifically to the Dutch or the Flemish (Belgian) market, saving you time and effort.

Interested in working with us?

Would you like to find out how we can help your business to access the global market? Just get in touch with us and we can discuss what opportunities lie ahead for you and your business.