At the moment we are specifically looking for linguists to fill the following four openings:

  • EN linguist for an in-house position in Utrecht
  • NL linguist with experience in IT and/or software localisation for an in-house position in Utrecht
  • DE linguist with experience in Life Sciences (medical/pharmaceutical) for an in-house position in Berlin
  • Linguist for our Quality Control department in Utrecht


Profile for In-House Translators

Overtaal is looking for (junior) translators who are interested in be working in a dynamic, international environment as a member of a 45-strong team. The target languages we are recruiting for are Dutch, English, French and German. The ability to translate from Dutch and English is a prerequisite, but having other source languages is a plus. We are recruiting for full-time positions only. If you are not interested in a full-time position, you may consider applying as a freelancer (please send us an e-mail).

Overtaal has many clients in the Legal and  Life Sciences fields and a great deal of EU work (into Dutch) as well. But that is certainly not all  we offer language services to a plethora of clients across all sectors and industries worldwide, so you will translate, proofread and edit texts on a wide range of subjects. In addition to any specialisations, you should therefore have the skills and mindset to quickly familiarise yourself with new fields and topics.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our processes and deliverables, and we expect you to do the same. You will:

  • work according to Overtaal’s quality assurance procedures

  • work closely with project managers and other translators, receiving and giving feedback where necessary

  • assist with the creation of new department processes while helping to improve existing ones

  • support colleagues in resolving linguistic and other issues

  • work on ‘preflight’ project preparation material

  • maintain terminology databases and update translation memories

  • always ensure the highest possible quality for our clients.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Native speaker of the target language

  • Fluent in Dutch and ideally also in English, French and/or German (depending on the candidate’s native language)

  • Prior translation/proofreading experience

  • Great attention to detail, spelling and grammar

  • Ability to support multiple projects in a flexible manner

  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all situations, especially under tight deadlines

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of software tools and applications

  • Client-driven, service-oriented approach


Please submit CV in English and covering letter to AND to