Petra de Langen is the driving force behind De Langen Language Services. What nearly all professional translators have in common is their passion for language. Petra de Langen did her first translation, a short translation from Spanish into Dutch, more than 25 years ago. She took A levels in five languages and studied tourism with a one-year course in Spanish.
While working in tourism, she did an intensive four-year Modern Greek language course. However, learning many languages doesn’t make a good translator. After working in tourism and digressions into the financial world, she studied for a bachelor’s degree in translation and then founded De Langen Language Services. Thus she has come full circle!
Already we have built up a substantial network of experienced and enthusiastic fellow translators and language professionals. By following courses, doing workshops and reading professional literature we stay proficient in our field.