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You’ve spent weeks, months, maybe even years creating your masterpiece. That innovative product. That probing essay. That amazing thing that you, and only you, can do. Now it’s time to share it with the world.

For that, you need a translator. One with a talent for communication. And, if it’s not too much to ask, one who will join in your excitement. Who’ll listen eagerly as you explain what you do. Who’ll understand both your vision and your voice.

You just found her.

Grayson Morris, Dutch to English translator and English copywriter
 
 
 

Words: how potent they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

—Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hi! I’m Grayson Morris. I’m a Dutch to English translator and English content writer. I’ve been helping Dutch speakers captivate their English-speaking readers for more than a decade.

I love helping people communicate what they do. I love capturing what inspires them in words. Since 2002, I’ve written and translated for government agencies and scientific think tanks. Logistics providers and board-game makers. Investigative journalists. Novelists. Philanthropic foundations. Screenwriters. Marketing agencies. Companies in a dozen different industries. My clients all have one thing in common: a desire to reach out and grab the reader, hard. So hard she never wants to leave.

Some of my clients are talented wordsmiths in Dutch. Others know what they want to say, but can’t quite get it onto the page. Whichever you are, I can help you translate your unique vision into English that grabs the reader. Hard.

Fiction and journalism

I translate your text with the same passion and attention to detail I use in my own writing.Read more

Business and marketing

I make sure all your corporate translations connect, convince and convert.Read more

Science and technology

I make sure your text reads like it was written by an expert after translation, too.Read more
I’m a great choice for technology startups: in addition to being a language lover, I’m a science geek. I earned my bachelor’s degree in theoretical mathematics with a hefty helping of physics, astronomy, and computer graphics. After college, I programmed parallel digital signal processors way down in their geeky little innards. Whatever your technology is, I can grok it. And then distill it into accessible text for all your communications: website, white papers, user documentation, grant proposals, investor pitches. Text that makes people say YES. Yes, I want to fund this. I want to buy this. I want to help make this succeed.

 

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I do more than just turn words in one language into words in another. I help Dutch speakers turn their ideas into English that leaps off the page. Websites that make visitors call for an appointment. Essays that inspire people to change. Grant proposals that keep reviewers turning pages like they’re reading a John Grisham novel.

I help people write English that amazes.

It is with words as with sunbeams: the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

—Robert Southey

 

What clients say

Grayson is extremely good at penetrating an original text to the core, then expressing its essence in translation—sometimes even better than in the original.
Philip Elsas, auditing software company owner
I searched high and low for a translator who would not only deliver a perfect translation, but could also reproduce the atmosphere, the flavor, and the imagery. After approaching four different people, I was almost ready to give up. Until I read the first pages that Grayson Morris had rendered into perfect language; I knew immediately that she was the one. Even my agent in New York could barely believe she was reading a translation.
Arjen Terpstra, novelist
By far the best translator I know. Does a lot of work for (client) and (client); they consistently rave about her dynamic, supple translations.
Ronald de Bruijn, marketing agency owner
Grayson delivers high-quality work, makes valuable suggestions to improve a text, and goes the extra mile for you.
Bianca Scholten, manufacturing IT advisor
Whenever a client asks me whether I know a good translator who can translate their Dutch text for the American market, I happily refer them to Grayson, confident that she will produce an excellent translation that is tailored to the target audience.
Percy Balemans, English to Dutch translator
Grayson is a motivated and precise translator. She is a pleasure to work with.
Angeniet Gillissen, communications manager
Outstanding translation; the CEO of this major company personally thanked us for the excellent work.
Ed Vreeburg, translation agency owner
Grayson’s strength as a translator lies in her ability to get into the writer’s mind. She is a perfectionist with a passion for the written word. A pleasure to work with!
Z. D., writer and filmmaker

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