Flair always translates.
After all, what makes the difference between an adequate text that serves its purpose, and a great text that's so compelling that it just blows you away?
It's the writer, of course. A decent writer can convey information clearly, but a great writer knows how to drop jaws, melt hearts, and send shivers down spines. And so does a proficient translator.
Recreating another writer's brilliance in a different language is no easy task. More than a few people even believe it can't be done, that a translation will never be as amazing as the original.
It's my job to show how wrong they are.
I'm Lorien Franssen, creative translator for English to Dutch and Dutch to English.
I make words come to life.