My name is Erwin van Wouw (1973). I was born and raised in the Dutch Dune and Bulb region and now live with my wife and two children in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I am a native speaker of Dutch.
I have worked as an English to Dutch technical translator since 2007. In 2015 I was admitted to the Proz.com Certified PRO Network, a network of professional translators who have proved to meet or exceed professional standards as outlined in the EN 15038 standard for translation quality.
Continuing professional and organisational development
I maintain and enlarge my specialist expertise with carefully chosen ongoing training in areas including: 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, HTML and CSS, CAT-tools (memoQ certified) and more.
After completing secondary vocational training in electrical engineering, I completed my military service as an instrument maker. I was responsible for maintaining and repairing sight devices as well as communication and navigation equipment. I worked subsequently as a flexographic printer, letterpress printer, web offset printer and repro operator for several companies including a label printer and newspaper printer. I also worked for an international publishing company that prints scientific journals and as a webmaster and system administrator for a multifunctional horticultural company.
In 2002, I decided to pursue my passion for language. I enrolled in a four-year training course in English Translation at Hogeschool West-Nederland in The Hague, a Dutch University of Professional Education for Translation and Interpreting. After graduation, I was sworn in as a certified translator by the District Court of Utrecht.
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