Noctua Text & Translation was named after Athene noctua, the little owl. This charming European owl with its characteristic eyebrows is about the size of a blackbird and is active by day as well as by night.

Noctua is the one-person company of C. L. Vermeulen (in collaboration with a colleague, if necessary). C. L. Vermeulen wrote a PhD thesis combining classical philology and history of philosophy. When s/he was a child, language already was hris favourite toy. Before becoming an independent translator s/he worked at academic institutions, publishers, a dictionary, translation agencies, and as a volunteer at various organisations.