Meet your Dutch technical translator
I am Erwin van Wouw (1973), a native speaker of Dutch who was born and raised in the Netherlands. My wife, children, cat, and I live in the city of Utrecht.
Before I entered the translation field, I went through a vocational school of electrical engineering and worked as a qualified printer, webmaster, and system administrator.
I have worked as a qualified Dutch translator since 2007 to help companies turn their English technical documentation into flawless and natural flowing Dutch.
The following case study showcases how I approach commonly occurring translation issues.
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I listen carefully to your needs and in case of doubt, I will not hesitate to ask for clarification. I am responsive, have a high sense of ownership and respect agreements and deadlines.
In 2015, I was admitted to the Proz.com Certified PRO Network, which is a network of professional translators who have proven that they meet or exceed professional standards as outlined in the EN 15038 standard for translation quality.
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Continuing professional and organizational development
I am an avid learner and maintain and enlarge my specialist expertise with carefully chosen ongoing training in various areas.
I recently attended courses about:
- Ambient computing
- Regular expressions and wildcard characters
- HTML and CSS
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- CAT tools (memoQ certified)
- Internet of things (IoT)
- Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
- Content optimization
- Software localisation
- Artificial intelligence (AI)
- Technical writing
- Renewable energies: wind power & solar power
- Industrial materials
- The automotive industry
- Software translation
- Simplified Technical English (STE)
- Industrial safety
- App localisation
- Translating for the IT industry
- Final editing
- Terminology management
- Customer satisfaction
- Project management
- Post-MT editing
- Website translation
- Freelance translator since 2007
- Specialized in technology since 2012
- 4+ years of experience as a subtitler
Experience in other industries:
- Network administrator (2 years)
- The printing industry (9 years)
- Instrument maker (1 year)
- Electrical engineer (<1 year)
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- Bachelor's degree in translation
- Secondary vocational training
- Primary vocational training
- ProZ Certified PRO translator
- Certified memoQ translator
- Certified SNEVT translator
- Certified web offset printer