Red Moose is operated by Robert Kleemaier, B.A., B.Tr., C.T., a seasoned, certified translator who has lived the immigrant story himself.
Born and raised in Kelowna, BC, Canada, Robert received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1991 from the University of Victoria. During his final year he was also awarded a Rotary Foundation ambassadorial scholarship to study German history and politics at Heidelberg University, where he met his wife, Nicole. A career in applied linguistics began to beckon, and within a few years Robert earned a Bachelor of Translation degree from the Department of Translation and Interpreting of the Faculty of International Business and Communication at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Robert proceeded to cut his teeth in the translation industry and be sworn in as a certified translator at the District Court of Breda, the Netherlands. More than 10 years after leaving Canada, he and his then young family relocated to his hometown to start De Notaris Vertalingen • DNV Translations, a translation agency serving the Dutch notarial market.
Fast forward roughly another decade and Nicole had already completed a post-graduate course to become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. After the launch of her new business, Red Moose Immigration Services Inc., the demand for the translation of immigration-related documentation eventually grew to the point where Robert could no longer ignore it. By then some clients were also starting to ask for their CVs to be converted into résumés. Having discovered how satisfying the latter can be, Robert decided in 2019 to meet both needs by launching a new business devoted exclusively to immigration-related documentation: Red Moose Translation & Résumé Services.
A member in good standing of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC), the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) and Career Professionals of Canada (CPC), Robert has been certified for Dutch-English translations since 2010 and acts as Project Manager when required. In 2019 Robert augmented his skill set by successfully completing a post-graduate course in advanced résumé development and is planning on obtaining his CPC certification as a résumé strategist by 2021.