Who am I?

Martine van Krieken-Boersma, BA, LLM, PhD, but you can just call me Martine. Nice to meet you! I combine my work as a lawyer in company and labour law with my own business as a translator and copywriter: Magister Translations. In order to become a translator, I studied Spanish translation at ITV University of Applied Sciences for Interpreting and Translation in Utrecht and followed several professional courses.

My legal knowledge comes in very handy in the drafting of ‘masterful’ legal translations. I translate from Spanish and English into Dutch and vice versa. Of course, I know very well how important (and often complicated) legal terminology is. That is why I pay special attention to the correct terminology and its consistent use. Besides legal translations, I also specialise in general business and commercial translations , for marketing, and tourism and real estate in particular.

I have a lot of experience as a writer so I can write catchy copy for you in Dutch. Or maybe your Dutch text needs a fresh pair of eyes? If so, you can engage my proofreading and editing services. I am happy to help you to achieve your business goals.

The typewriter in my company logo is a nod to the craft of translators and copywriters. But rest assured, I work with the latest translation technology, such as CAT tools. And I am a member of the Netherlands Association of Interpreters and Translators (NGTV) and of Tekstnet, the professional association of copywriters.



Magister Translations

1 April 2023 - present

Translation internship at Exito Vertaalbureau

September 2022 – May 2023

Attorney-at-law, company and labour law, since 2013 at SPEE advocaten & mediation

September 2011 – present

PhD researcher and teacher at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law

PhD thesis: Corruption: A Violation of Human Rights and a Crime Under International Law?

September 2007 – August 2011


Specialist course in Legal translation, English to Dutch and Dutch to English

Chris Odijk & Xandra Lammers
As of July 2023

Course - Traducción Jurídica Profesional

Legal translation English <–> Spanish

BA in Spanish Translation

ITV University of Applied Sciences for Interpreting and Translation
Bachelor of Arts
Specialisation: Translation & Copywriting
September 2019 - July 2023

Specialist Course Commercial and Company Law

Grotius Academie (cum laude)

Professional Training for Lawyers of the Dutch Bar


Cambridge Proficiency Exam English (CPE), C2 level


Master Law, Labour and Health

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (cum laude)

Master Commercial and Company Law

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (cum laude)

Bachelor Dutch Law

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (cum laude)

VWO (preuniversity education)

Culture & Society including Spanish

How can I help you?

I love working for legal professionals. Are you a lawyer, barrister, solicitor, notary or bailiff in the Netherlands or abroad? As a fellow lawyer, I fully understand how important it is to quickly receive a procedural document or another document in the right language for your client. In my legal practice, I specialise in corporate, labour and contract law, but I can deliver legal translations in all areas of law.


I also work for companies in various industries. In recent years, I got to know many companies and their employees, so I speak the language of both the lawyer and the entrepreneur. I have a special connection with the tourism and real estate industry. That is why I also specialise in tourism translations and real estate translations , for example on the purchase of real estate or the rental of holiday homes. I enjoy helping real estate agents, property developers, travel organisations and hotels. And not only with translations: you can also contact me for a fresh and effective Dutch text. This Dutch text can also be translated into English or Spanish, if required.


I collaborate with translation agencies too and you can even hire me if you are a private individual. Are you coming to the Netherlands as an expat? Or are you Dutch and emigrating abroad? Are you planning to buy a charming Spanish holiday home? If so, I would be happy to help you with the translation work that involves. That way, you can start your new adventure with peace of mind.


Request your quote for translation assignments right here. If you have a request for writing or proofreading and editing of Dutch texts, please send me an email for a no-obligation quote.