Forest-Flier Editorial Services celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014. The company was started in 1989 by Nancy Forest-Flier and Jim Forest, two Americans who re-settled in the Netherlands in 1977 (Jim) and 1982 (Nancy).
Nancy grew up in a Dutch-American milieu in the United States and studied English literature and creative writing at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, graduating cum laude in 1971. She works as a freelance English-language editor and Dutch-English translator and specializes in museum translation, the fine arts, literary translation, religion and current affairs. Among her regular art clients are the ArtEZ Press (publisher for the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem), the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Museum Oud Amelisweerd in Bunnik, as well as the art collector Han Nefkens and the art critic Anna Tilroe. She has also done a great deal of translation work for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Nancy has produced literary translations for a number of publishers, including Uitgeverij De Geus in Breda, Lemniscaat in Rotterdam, Canongate Books in Edinburgh, Tor Books and New Directions, both in New York.
She is a member of the Nederlands Genootschap van Tolken en Vertalers (Netherlands Society of Interpreters and Translators) and the Society of English Native-Speaking Editors in the Netherlands (SENSE) and has been placed on the List of Approved Translators for both adult and children's literature of the Nederlands Letterenfonds (the Dutch Foundation for Literature).
Jim is the author of a great many books including Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton, All is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day, Praying with Icons, The Ladder of the Beatitudes, Loving Our Enemies: Reflections on the Hardest Commandment, Confession: Doorway to Forgiveness, The Wormwood File: E-Mail from Hell and The Road to Emmaus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life, all published by Orbis Books in New York. He has also written several children's books including Saint George and the Dragon, Silent as a Stone: Mother Maria of Paris and the Trash Can Rescue and Saint Nicholas and the Nine Golden Coins, all published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press in Yonkers, New York.