Meet Your Dutch Technical Translator

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Technical translator Erwin van Wouw

I am Erwin van Wouw (1973), a native speaker of Dutch born and raised in the Netherlands. My wife, children, cat, and I live in the city of Utrecht.

Before I entered the translation industry, I went through a vocational school of electrical engineering and worked as a qualified printer, webmaster, and system administrator.

I have been working as a qualified Dutch language specialist for over 15 years 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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Service and Added Value

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 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 and translation competence.

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Continuing Professional and Organizational Development

As an avid learner, I am constantly looking to further enlarge my specialist expertise with carefully chosen ongoing training in various areas.

Industry specific
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My specialty areas include industrial manufacturing, sustainable technology, printing equipment, consumer electronics, and IT. I have recently completed courses on topics such as:
  • Blockchain en distributed ledgers
  • Ambient computing
  • Regular expressions and wildcard characters
  • HTML and CSS
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  • CAT tools (memoQ certified)
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Domotics
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Copywriting
  • 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
  • Transcreation
  • Terminology management
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Project management
  • Post-MT editing
  • Website translation

Summarized CV

  • Freelance translator since 2007
  • Technology-oriented 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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Education and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in English to Dutch translation
  • Secondary vocational training in electrical engineering
  • Primary vocational training in electrical engineering


  • ProZ Certified PRO translator
  • Certified memoQ translator
  • Certified SNEVT translator
  • Certified web offset printer