My name is Jetty Bergsma and I’m the freelance editor and translator behind TextCraft Editing. I have always been intrigued by different languages and translations, perhaps partly due to my bilingual upbringing (Dutch and Frisian). Whether it’s Frisian, English or Spanish: if I can tinker with language, I’m happy.
After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in English Language and Culture, I went on to do the master’s in Writing, Editing & Mediating. It was during this programme that I first really came into contact with translation and editing, for example as a member of the translation team of the RUG400 anniversary committee and during my internship at translation agency Global textware. And to say it left me wanting more is an understatement!
Due to my wide range of interests, I love immersing myself in different subjects and getting involved in various projects alongside each other. That’s how I managed to turn my passion into my craft: working with language on a daily basis as a freelancer by editing, translating and writing a variety of texts. My love for language is reflected in my diligent and precise way of working as well as my creativity and eye for detail. Whether it’s writing educational material for secondary schools, editing a scientific article on e-commerce or European policy, or translating a project plan for a grant application: I will adapt to your wishes and target group and I’ll craft a smooth, effective and suitable text for you.
To compensate for the many hours of sitting at my desk, you’ll regularly find me on my yoga mat in my spare time. I love hiking, preferably long trips through fantastic landscapes, such as the mountains of Scotland or Spain, or (for now) simply in our Dutch woods. I also spend quite a bit of my free time snuggled up on the couch with a good book or with Duolingo to try and brush up on my Spanish. And if I’m not outside or on the couch, you can find me in the kitchen – after all, nothing is better than homemade biscuits fresh from the oven!
Want to know more about me, what services I offer or what I can do for you? Send me a message with your questions or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!