Heléne Van der Westhuizen

Membership Number: SAF01804

Contact Details

Company Name:Freelance Translator & Editor
Home Phone:+27878221034
Cell Phone:+27662747714
Web Address:http://www.proz.com/profile/1664297
Secondary Web Address:
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Books, Internet - Website and Blogging, Films
Speciality:General, Travel, Health, Legal, Business/Finance, Humanitarian, Academic, Education, Culture, Food, Fiction, Television
Profession:Copywriter, Editor, Proofreader, Translator, Copyeditor


I started out in life as a musician, made a detour through Psychology and ended up as a freelance language practitioner.In a serendipitous moment, back in 2007, I was handed a recipe book to compile for the South African Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. Gogo’s Kitchen went on to win the category for fundraising cookbooks at the 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. This accomplishment led to a second book project for the embassy, and to the translation and editing of the English subtitles for three Polish films. I’ve been editing and translating ever since, working in English and Afrikaans in a wide variety of fields.

SAFREA is a Registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 114-297).
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