'When Olav van Zijl (39) moved from the Netherlands to the USA in 2002, he never thought that he’ll be ending up as a successful Dutch voice actor. He worked as a trucker for an organic produce wholesale company, was a wild land fire fighter and attended flight school before completing his first Dutch voice over recording for Citibank at SuperDigital studio in Portland-OR. In the following 18 months his Dutch voice was used in a variety of projects, he was casted for two movies and provided Dutch speech coaching on a number of movie sets. Now almost 2 years later van Zijl runs his own company and works as Dutch/American Country Specialist for Aperian Global.
Please read more about Olav van Zijl in 'The News Tribune': http://www.thenewstribune.com/business/columnists/voelpel/story/448...
Dear Madam or Sir,
My name is Olav van Zijl. I am a successful Dutch Voice Actor, Country Specialist and Entrepreneur, from Seattle-WA. Together with a group of language specialists, I run 'Euro Language Services of America', providing voice acting, interpretation, speech coaching, medical transcription, subtitling and proofreading services in Dutch, English, German and French. Some of our clients include companies such as Exxon Mobil, CitiBank Group, Hilton Hotels, Northwest Airlines, Visa Credit Cards, Rosetta Stone, Walt Disney Pictures, SDI Subtitling and many more. In addition, I host seminars for 'Aperian Global' (http://www.aperianglobal.com/
- professional references available) in the role of 'Netherlands/American Country Specialist'. As a Country Specialist I lead seminars and conferences for Royal Philips in Seattle-WA.
If you (or one of your colleagues) are ever in need of expertise regarding the Netherlands, please consider my input. I also have an interesting immigration story to share. My experience as a business owner in both Amsterdam and the US gives me the opportunity to explain in detail the differences between the two nations in cultural business management, goals in regards to career development, social engagement and business etiquette. In addition, I am an active writer, very familiar with Amsterdam, and experienced with the written and audio/visual press.
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact me via 206-437-0342.
Thanks so much for your time.
Olav van Zijl.
Owner/Founder Euro Language Services of America
Voice Acting, Interpretation, Subtitling, Translation, Proofreading and Medical Transcription in Dutch, English, French and German