Thanks for helping me flesh out my ideas.
You have such a wonderful way with words!
Mecky van den Brink

Welcome to The English Writer,

If you’ve written something in English that could use some tidying up or rewriting, or you’ve got some Dutch text that you’d like translated into English by someone who really cares about the impression we create with words, you’ve come to the right place. Because how we express our ideas in writing is as important as what we write.

I think we all know this but are often too close to what we’ve written to see how our ideas could be expressed with greater clarity, or to spot the grammatical errors that might cause misunderstanding. These are important considerations, because whatever business we’re in, what we write is to some degree taken as an indication of our level of competence and professionalism, and sometimes even our credibility.

I’m a native-English-speaking writer offering a friendly and supportive personal copy-editing and translation service to anyone who needs it. My service is often a little more involved than the usual offering and I give each assignment the time it needs, because what you’re trying to say, even if you’re saying it in a single paragraph, is important to you, and helping you to say it clearly and resonantly is important to me.

If this sounds like a service you could use, email me at