- Branko Collin
- date of birth
- 2 January 1968
- Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- virtual locations
- http://www.xs4all.nl/~collin/ (private)
- I am a generalist. I am very quick at reaching solutions to complex
problems, because I know a little about everything and so I always know
where to start tackling a problem. I am not very good at work that
requires a decent hand-eye coordination.
- Reading, writing (short stories, comic strips), sports (golf, athletics), computing.
- Finished grammar school (Dutch: "Atheneum A"), with
high marks for English and German.
- Finished English (Dutch: "propaedeuse", first year) at the
University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
- Quit a master's education (Dutch: "doctoraal") Computer
Linguistics at the University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. My
specialisation was corpus linguistics (the study of large bodies of text).
For my traineeship I researched certain elements of natural language and,
based on that research, I designed and implemented an SGML-based natural
language tokeniser for Dutch.
- Salesman of photographic equipment, video equipment and computers at a large
department store in Venlo, The Netherlands (1988).
- Student assistent at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. In this capacity I had to be super user,
video editor and multi media developer all rolled in to one (1993-1995).
- Trainee at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. See above: Education (1995-1996).
- Free-lance writer for Amiga Magazine (Dutch, 1995-1996).
- Free-lance comics writer for
SjoSji (Dutch, 1996-1997)
and Donald Duck (Dutch, 1996-1997).
- Editor of the Dutch computer magazine c't, license of the
prestigious German magazine of the same name (1997-2000).
- Self-employed as a web designer (see http://www.abeleto.nl for a portfolio), translator (German to Dutch and English to Dutch), editor and writer (2000-?).
Something I have learned a lot from is the six year period I worked
for the Algemeen Nijmeegs Studentenblad (General Student Magazine of
Nijmegen). This mag is run by amateurs, but you would not say that if
you saw the output. The organisation is by far the most professional I
have worked for. In those six years I have been writer, DTP'er and
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