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:
- internet of things (IoT)
- blockchain en cryptocurrencies
- 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
- terminology management
- customer satisfaction
- project management
- post-MT editing
- website translation
- HTML and CSS
- CAT-tools (memoQ certified)
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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