Wouter Veeken



Amsterdam
The Netherlands

wouter.tech

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Employment

Technical Writer

Booking.com

As the first API technical writer (among hundreds of developers) in Booking.com's Partner Services department, I was responsible for the entire API documentation process, including planning, writing, visual design, and (automated) testing. I also advised other teams on documentation best practices, and ran technical writing workshops for non-writers.

Technical Writer

Visit by GES

As Visit by GES's first and only technical writer, I produced, from scratch, a technical documentation set and suitable information architecture for the development team and beyond. As a Works Council member, I helped draft statutes and oversaw office renovations.

Technical Writer

Visma Software

As part of Visma Software's technical writing team, I wrote technical (DITA XML) content for diverse target audiences (basic users, sysadmins, developers) using a variety of formats and tools (OxyGen, MadCap Flare). I also founded a Terminology Management Special Interest Group and laid the foundations for a TM process still in place today.

Owner/translator/copywriter/editor

Veeken Vertaalt

Ran own translation company, specializing in content related to games and music.

Independent translator/musician

Self-employed

Education

MA Communication & Information Sciences

VU University
Amsterdam, NL

Specialization: Writing & translation

BA Jazz & Pop Performance (incomplete)

ArtEZ
Arnhem, NL

Specialization: Bass guitar

BA English Language & Culture

VU University
Amsterdam, NL

Specialization: Linguistics

Skills

Programming

  HTML, CSS & JavaScript

  Regular expression

  OpenAPI/Swagger

  Visual Basic

Tools

  MadCap Flare

  JIRA & Confluence

  Mkdocs & Hugo

  Git & SubVersion

Languages

  Dutch (native)

  English

  German

  French

  Japanese

Hobbies

Listening to Paul Simon, reading Terry Pratchett, watching Wes Anderson films, playing the electric guitar