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PLS Professional Language Services BV

Translators for banks, insurers and the legal profession

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PLS B.V. ("PLS") works with a network of professional translators who are native speakers of the target language, have sound knowledge of the discipline in which they translate and have one or more university degrees. Extensive translation experience and an education in linguistics is a minimum requirement for the translators with whom we work. Many of our translators have completed doctorates and have acquired the skills necessary for specialised translation work requiring research, such as research into the theoretical background of texts, terminology and developments in the respective disciplines,


The translation activities are led by, Robert Ensor, the director of  PLS and a senior translator.


Robert Ensor studied English literature at the University of Natal (Durban, South Africa), where he completed a Master of Arts degree. Following this, he completed a Dutch doctoraal degree (masters) in English Linguistics and Literature at the University of Amsterdam, where he subsequently was awarded a doctorate for research in the field of English Literature. He later completed a Master of Business Administration degree through the British Open University Business School. As part of his continuing professional development as a translator he completed modules of the University of South Africa's LL.B degree in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Law of Persons, International Public Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Law of Succession. Family Law and Indigenous Private Law. He is currently studying towards a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, in support of his translation work for actuaries.


Robert has lectured in English linguistics and literature at the University of Utrecht (1986-1990) and as a lecturer in Business Communication in English at the Amsterdam Academy for Banking and Finance (1990-1999). From 1994 to 2013 he worked as an Associate Lecturer on the Strategy module of the MBA programme of the British Open University Business School. In addition to these positions, he has worked as a lecturer in English language acquisition at the University of Amsterdam and as a lecturer in English to diplomats in training at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Robert Ensor set up PLS Professional Language Services BV in 1988. He is a sworn translator, registered with the Register of sworn court interpreters and translators (Rbtv) under number 656.


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