Hi, I am Mery Molenaar, owner and translator at Molenaar Translations, located in Colorado, USA.
I was born and raised in the Netherlands. After working as a mathematics and physics instructor in the Netherlands and Tanzania for several years, I relocated to the United States in 1993 to continue my studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I then worked as a middle school science teacher for several years and later as a physics lecturer at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
In 2003, I cofounded the school for Dutch Language and Culture ‘De Petteflet’ in Colorado and got involved in language education. I served on its board of directors for three years and later as editor of the school newspaper. I found that I loved combining my knowledge of science and technology with languages, and made the change to translation and software localization.
In 2016, I became certified by the American Translators Association for translations from English into Dutch. I currently serve as the Administrator of the ATA Science & Technology Division, and served on the board of my local ATA chapter (Colorado Translators Association) from 2013-2020, first as Treasurer and later as President.
I am located in Colorado where I live with my husband and four cats. In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading and traveling.
- Born and raised in the Netherlands
- MS Physics from University of Colorado in Boulder
- BTr English<>Dutch Translation, Hogeschool West-Nederland, The Hague
- BEd Mathematics and Physics Education, Hogeschool Holland, Diemen
- Certified by the American Translators Association (ATA) for translations from English into Dutch
- Administrator of the ATA Science & Technology Division
- Previous President of the Colorado Translators Association (CTA)
- ATA Certification Exam grader
- Volunteer translator at Translators without Borders
- Volunteer editor at Kiva
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