Wouter Veeken



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Technical Writer

LINE Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)

As part of the team that builds LINE's developer documentation site, I write and review English content, oversee translations, and evangelize documentation tools and methods to teams across the APAC region.

Technical Writer

Booking.com (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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 (Haarlem, The Netherlands)

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 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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.


Veeken Vertaalt (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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

Independent translator/musician

Self-employed (everywhere)


MA Communication & Information Sciences

VU University
Amsterdam, NL

Specialization: Writing & translation

BA Jazz & Pop Performance (incomplete)

Arnhem, NL

Specialization: Bass guitar

BA English Language & Culture

VU University
Amsterdam, NL

Specialization: Linguistics



  HTML, CSS & JavaScript

  Regular expression


  Visual Basic


  MadCap Flare

  JIRA & Confluence

  Mkdocs & Hugo

  Git & SubVersion


  Dutch (native)






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