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February 2021

Jack den Haan
Qualified engineer, translator & teacher

Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Local time: 17:40 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Dutch Native in Dutch, English (Variants: UK, US) Native in English
This person is a top KudoZ point holder in Dutch to English, English to Dutch
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, MT post-editing, Transcription, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Automation & RoboticsComputers (general)
Computers: HardwareComputers: Software
Computers: Systems, NetworksElectronics / Elect Eng
Energy / Power GenerationIT (Information Technology)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightTelecom(munications)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 6120, Questions answered: 2805, Questions asked: 50
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Translation education Other - HAN University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
Experience Years of experience: 27. Registered at ProZ.com: Oct 1999. Became a member: Aug 2006.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Dutch (American Translators Association, verified)
Dutch to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Dutch to English (NGTV, Netherlands)
English to Dutch (NGTV, Netherlands)
Memberships Ned. Genootschap van Tolken en Vertalers, Royal Institute of Engineers KIVI NIRIA
Software Adobe Acrobat, MateCat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, MS Office 2000/2003 Professional, MS Office Professional 2007, Windows XP Pro, Windows NT and Linux platforms, WordPerfect Office 11, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Events and training
Professional practices Jack den Haan endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Qualified engineer and translator/technical author offering translation consultancy services and translation, editing and authoring of technical documentation in the area of automotive engineering; computer hardware, application software, operating systems and networks; enterprise resource programming (ERP); electrical engineering; electronics; heavy equipment; logistics; manufacturing; mechanical engineering; patent applications; production engineering and automation; software localisation; telecommunications.

Client base (direct clients, as well as clients worked for through intermediaries) includes: ABB; Aedificomm; AKAM; Arnold & Siedsma, patent attorneys; AT&T; Bentley Motors; Canon Kabushiki Kaisha; Compaq; Corus/Hoogovens IJmuiden; Daewoo Electronics; Dainippon Ink & Chemicals; Dataworks; Domino Printing Sciences; Dow Chemical; Electro Medical Equipment (EME); Ericsson; Exact Software; Fellowes; Festo; Ford Motors; GEC Alsthom; Hewlett-Packard; IBM; Hunter Douglas; KPN Telecom; Matsushita Graphic Communication Systems; Medtronics; Mitel Networks; Mitsubishi; NEG Mikon; Nortel; Oracle; Oshkosh Truck Corporation; Parenty Reitmeier; Peoplesoft; Philips Medical Systems; Radio Holland; Research in Motion; Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Public Works, Netherlands); Royal Netherlands Embassy, Addis Ababa; RWS Translation Group; Saab; Samsung Electronics; Siemens; Sorin Biomedica; Sortex; Time Warner Entertainment Company; Triumph Motorcycles; Unilever; Unisource Mobile; Van Exter Polak & Charlois, patent attorneys; Vereenigde, patent attorneys; Yazaki Corporation.

Track record of 300+ patent application, patent infringement or other patent-related documents (amounting to more than 1.5 million words) translated to date from English to Dutch, or vice versa. Topics include: acoustics; air-conditioning; antennae; computer hardware, software and networks; data security; digital imaging; document identification techniques; electronic payment systems; general electronics, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering topics; inkjet and laser-controlled printing techniques; laser applications; materials science (alloys, magnetostrictive materials, paper manufacturing, polymers); medical equipment; neural networks; optics; packaging; postal letter-sorting machines; radar; radiation; seismic techniques and equipment; semiconductor manufacturing techniques; telecommunications (data transmission, cellular telephony, gsm, security); traffic information and pricing systems; welding techniques. A list of completed patent application translations and associated word counts is available upon request.

Dutch-born (of Dutch parentage), primary and secondary education in Australia (where the Queen's English is written, if not spoken...), tertiary education in the Netherlands, fully bilingual and familiar with UK, US and Australian English.

I have taught English and Dutch at schools in the Netherlands and -- besides translating and technical authoring -- still do some part-time teaching in these subjects as second languages, currently focusing on business clients from abroad.

BSc in Electrical Engineering and Electronics
ATA-certified (English>Dutch, Dutch>English) (ATA: American Translators Association)
NGTV-certified (English>Dutch, Dutch>English) (Traductor Laureatus) (NGTV: Netherlands Society of Interpreters and Translators)
Sworn translator, District Court of The Hague, Netherlands
Member of the Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI NIRIA), Netherlands

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This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 6171
PRO-level pts: 6120

Top languages (PRO)
English to Dutch4115
Dutch to English2001
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Electronics / Elect Eng629
Mechanics / Mech Engineering614
Engineering (general)423
Construction / Civil Engineering388
Automotive / Cars & Trucks268
Business/Commerce (general)247
IT (Information Technology)215
Pts in 81 more flds >

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Keywords: automotive engineering, computer hardware, software, electrical engineering, electronics, heavy equipment, logistics, manufacturing/enterprise resource programming (ERP), mechanical engineering, patents, technical authoring, telecommunications, IT, semiconductors/micro-electronics, data security, software localisation (software localization)

Profile last updated
May 26, 2020

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