Translator introduction

Technical translator Erwin van Wouw

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 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.

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Continuing professional and organisational development

I maintain and enlarge my specialist expertise with carefully chosen ongoing training in areas including:

  • internet of things (IoT)
  • blockchain en cryptocurrencies
  • copywriting
  • content overhaul
  • 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
  • HTML and CSS
  • CAT-tools (memoQ certified)

Summarized CV

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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