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@advocaatje
Flag of South Africa Hanover, South Africa
Member since August, 2010
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advocaatje 

Dutch citizen with over 30 years of working experience, living and working in South Africa. Fully bi-lingual and specialized in the writing of business plans, marketing strategies and plans as well as translations from English to Dutch, Dutch to English and French to Dutch and English. Will take on any interesting job in above mentioned fields.
$25 USD/hr
8 Reviews
4.2
  • 50%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 77%On Time
  • N/ARepeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of CVNY123 Translate Niskaa Website (English to Dutch)# $222.00 USD

    “Thank you very much for the good job and hard work :)”

    CVNY123 Flag of Egypt 6 months ago.
    • Translation
    • Academic Writing
    • English (UK)
    • Dutch
  • image of AspireGlobal Belgium Dutch Copywriter Needed $40.00 USD

    “Very nice, professional and hard worker.”

    AspireGlobal Flag of Israel 1 year ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Translation
    • Articles
    • Article Rewriting
    • Dutch
  • image of matjebee dutch writing - nederlandse artikelen (1$/100w) $32.00 USD

    “Will hire again!”

    matjebee Flag of Belgium 2 years ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Blog
    • Articles
    • Article Rewriting
  • image of lenogo Catering Business plan $250.00 USD

    “Renate Was very professional and she has been a pleasure to work with I would highly recommend advocaatje for any business venture.”

    lenogo Flag of Australia 3 years ago.
    • Technical Writing
    • Business Plans
  • image of DerEwald 30 hotel articles Turkey $180.00 USD

    “Goede kwaliteitsartikelen in het Nederlands. Uitstekende communicatie, onderzoek en inzicht in het project. Dank.”

    DerEwald Flag of Netherlands 3 years ago.
    • Articles
  • image of SteveI Article Writing, Build My Rank Writers $110.00 USD

    “Very talented writer having a good skill to research the subject to make informative and communicative articles with a style. Responsive, organized as well regarding sending/handling articles which can be troublesome at high volume if not kept in. Got all the articles when I needed, I checked them myself. There was NO NEED TO SEND BACK ANY ONE OF THEM for correction. This was about over 500 articles!!!!!!!! I think this hard fact tells everything. Thank you very much for your good work!”

    SteveI Flag of United Kingdom 3 years ago.
    • Blog
    • Ghostwriting
    • Articles
    • Reviews

Experience

Chairman

Aug 2012

Creation and lobbying for new businesses in the region of Hanover, Northern Cape, South Africa - Co-operation with local businesses & local municipalities - Motivation of school drop outs and learners/students - Promoting and advising businesses about Hanover as the crime free alternative for: tourism, industry with a green character, transport & storage, agriculture (aeroponically grown vegetables and fruit, olives and olive related products, pomegranates, cheese and finished prod

Business Owner

May 2010

Mission Statement: To be the preferred marketing and services provider to assist clients fulfilling their needs Currently working together with: o ReboundTag (UK) - Sales Agent Africa o Merlien Institute (Singapore) - Conference Consultant o Agent for various paper mills in Tanzania, France and Germany - Agent Africa Work portfolio: o Idea generation sessions o Innovative business development and product development (

Manager Innovation & Optimization

Mar 2003 - Sep 2009 (6 years)

Responsibilities: o Identifying and initiating new products based on real customer demand o Market research leading to new products and business activities o Product profitability analysis and rationalisation on non profitable products o Forecasting new trends and markets o Facilitating strategy sessions

Purchasing Manager

Sep 1997 - Mar 2003 (5 years)

Responsibilities: o Sourcing and purchasing new paper products o Sourcing substitution for existing paper products o Maintaining contacts with existing suppliers and identify potential suppliers o Developing concepts for new products

Marketing & Sales Manager

Mar 1986 - Aug 1997 (11 years)

Responsibilities: o Promotion, marketing and selling product portfolio to paper merchants and converters o Visiting existing and potential customers, including end users and prescribers like designers and ad agencies o Identifying and creating new markets for existing and new paper products o Market research and competitor analysis o Profitability analysis

Education

Marketing & Communication

1990 - 1992 (2 years)

Certifications

Management course (1997)

Dale Carnegie

People's management

Field guiding (1996)

Fgasa (South Africa)

General knowledge South Africa, flora, fauna, Geology, Geography, bush cooking, general survival skills

Various language course (1989)

Various Institutions

Language courses: - Italian - French - Business English Passed all exams

Sporting Massage (1982)

Nederlands Genootschap voor Sportmassage

- practice massage - knowledge of human body (bones, muscles etc.) - first aid

Marketing & Sales (1990)

ISW

Economics, Marketing & Market Research, Marketing Mix

Matric (1980)

Johannes Calvijn

Dutch, English, French, German, Geography, Chemistry

Exams

  • Dutch 1
    88%
  • Dutch to English Translation
    90%
  • Numeracy 1
    92%
  • US English Level 1
    90%
  • French to English Translation
    75%

My Top Skills

  • Translation 4
  • Dutch 4
  • English (UK) 2
  • Business Plans 1
  • Project Management 0
  • Training 0
  • Research 0
  • Proofreading 0
  • Product Sourcing 0
  • Sales 0
  • Marketing 0
  • Manufacturing 0
  • Branding 0
  • Virtual Assistant 0
  • Product Descriptions 0
  • Supplier Sourcing 0
  • Product Design 0
  • Product Management 0
  • French 0
  • English (US) 0

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