Marco
Technical Writer at Adyen
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
"Word monkey with a taste for KISS, DRY, and CCC"
ABOUT ME

Technical writer | Technical translator | Software tester/test lead | Linguistic QA tester | Guest lecturer | Guitar/Sitar/Bass player and incurable gearhead

 

What is it? | What does it do? | Why should you use it? | How can you use it?

 

I like to find out how stuff works and communicate it in a clear, concise and complete way. Untangle complexity into small, manageable chunks that are easy to understand and to implement.

 

Assist end-users with reader-friendly, task-oriented documentation that is relevant to them and that helps them achieve their goals.

 

Encourage students to develop critical thinking and an inquisitive mind to see many points of view, different approaches and alternatives to a problem or to a proposed solution.

 

See also: marcospinello.branded.me | LinkedIn | about.me.marcospinello

Technical writer | Technical translator | Software tester/test lead | Linguistic QA tester | Guest lecturer | Guitar/Sitar/Bass player and incurable gearhead What is it? | What does it do? | Why should you use it? | How can you use it? I like to find out how stuff works and communicate it in a clear, concise and complete way. Untangle complexity into small, manageable chunks that are easy to understand and to implement. Assist end-users with reader-friendly, task-oriented documentation that is relevant to them and that helps them achieve their goals. Encourage students to develop critical thinking and an inquisitive mind to see many points of view, different approaches and alternatives to a problem or to a proposed solution. See also: marcospinello. branded. me | LinkedIn | about. me. marcospinello
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  • 26
    years and 11 months
    Nice Guy
    Used in 10 milestones
  • 16
    years and 5 months
    Technical Translation
    Used in 5 milestones
  • 16
    years and 1 month
    Technical Writing
    Used in 4 milestones
  • 15
    years and 11 months
    Linguistics
    Used in 5 milestones
  • 14
    years and 6 months
    Legal Translation
    Used in 3 milestones
Software Documentation Multilingual Technical Documentation markdown wiki syntax API documentation Atlassian Confuence MediaWiki Globalization Internationalization Localization FrameMaker Software Quality Assurance Machine Translation Guitar Player css3 Javascript RAML reStructuredText YAML MadCap Flare DITA XML Oxygen XML Editor Teaching XMetaL Bass Guitar Guitarist Human languages Music Programming languages Sitar player
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Adyen - Technical Writer
Feb 2015 - Present (6 years and 6 months)
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SDL plc - Technical Writer
Jun 2014 - Dec 2014 (6 months)
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Spil Games - Technical Writer
Mar 2012 - May 2014 (2 years and 2 months)
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Avaya - Software Test Lead
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011 (1 year and 11 months)
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ISP - Localization Specialist/Software Test and Language Lead
Apr 2005 - Mar 2012 (6 years and 11 months)
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Crestec Amsterdam - Project Coordinator/Translation Coordinator
Aug 2003 - Mar 2005 (1 year and 7 months)
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KNOTs Europe - Writer/editor/proofreader/translator of
Sep 2001 - Aug 2003 (1 year and 11 months)
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Exel Logistics Schiphol, Hoofddorp - Call center lead
Oct 2000 - Aug 2001 (10 months)
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CEPU - Grandi - Language teacher
Jan 1998 - Jul 1998 (6 months)
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Prosecutor's Office - freelance translator
Jan 1992 - Jan 1998 (6 years)
Academic Milestones
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Codeacademy - n/a
Apr 2012 - Apr 2015 (3 years)
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Spil Games courses - n/a
Apr 2012 - Apr 2014 (2 years)
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FGC 2011 - n/a
Jul 2011 - Aug 2011 (1 month)
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FGC 2010
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010 (11 months)
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FGC 2009
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009 (11 months)
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Steve Vai's Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009 (11 months)
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FGC 2008
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008 (11 months)
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FGC 2007
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007 (11 months)
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FGC 2006
Jan 2006 - Dec 2006 (11 months)
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University of Cambridge - Certificate of Proficiency; 1991 High-School Diploma
Dec 1997 - Dec 1997 (Less than a month)
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Università degli Studi di Padova - MA
Jan 1991 - Dec 1997 (6 years and 11 months)
WORK MILESTONES
Adyen
Adyen
Adyen
Feb 2015 - On Going | Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Banking
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Technical Writer
Feb 2015 - On Going
  • Document Adyen APIs and related products and services for technical audiences (developers and integrators): - Interview SMEs to acquire required infor
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SDL plc
SDL plc
SDL plc
Jun 2014 - Dec 2014 | Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Software
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Technical Writer
Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
  • - Author in OASIS DITA XML to produce documentation deliverables (PDF, CHM, HTML). - Apply Agile documentation methodologies in the context of Scrum s
icon Skills Used: Oxygen XML Editor, Software Documentation, Technical Documentation, Technical Writing, XMetaL, Nice Guy, DITA XML
Spil Games
Spil Games
Spil Games
Apr 2012 - May 2014 | Hilversum, North Holland, Netherlands
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Software
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Technical Writer
Mar 2012 - May 2014
  • - Document Spil Games APIs targeting third-party game developers (API reference, tutorials, FAQs, release notes, Readme). - Organize material and comp
icon Skills Used: API documentation, Atlassian Confuence, css3, Javascript, MadCap Flare, markdown, MediaWiki, Nice Guy, RAML, reStructuredText, Software Documentation, Technical Documentation, wiki syntax, Technical Writing, YAML
Avaya
Avaya
Avaya
Dec 2009 - Jun 2010 | Praha, Praha, Czech Republic
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Telecom
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Software Test Lead
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
  • - Train, manage and troubleshoot testers’ team so software test phases run smoothly and everyone (including the testers) is happy. - Multilingual, L10
icon Skills Used: Globalization, Internationalization, Localization, Multilingual, Nice Guy, Software Quality Assurance, Software Documentation, Technical Translation
ISP
ISP
ISP
Apr 2005 - Mar 2012 | Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, North Holland, Netherlands
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Software
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Localization Specialist/Software Test and Language Lead
Apr 2005 - Mar 2012
  • - I designed CAT/TEnT tool trainings for freelance translators/external agencies and internal employees. For this purpose, I wrote quick start guides
icon Skills Used: FrameMaker, Globalization, Internationalization, Legal Translation, Linguistics, Localization, Machine Translation, Multilingual, Nice Guy, Software Quality Assurance, Technical Translation, Technical Writing
Crestec Amsterdam
Crestec Amsterdam
Crestec Amsterdam
Aug 2003 - Mar 2005 | Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Software
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Project Coordinator/Translation Coordinator
Aug 2003 - Mar 2005
  • Translation/Localization coordinator for Crestec, Amsterdam. Document engineering company. - Translation/localization coordination of multilingual te
icon Skills Used: FrameMaker, Globalization, Internationalization, Legal Translation, Linguistics, Localization, Multilingual, Nice Guy, Technical Translation, Technical Documentation
KNOTs Europe
KNOTs Europe
KNOTs Europe
Sep 2001 - Aug 2003 | Hoofddorp, North Holland, Netherlands
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Market
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Writer/editor/proofreader/translator of
Sep 2001 - Aug 2003
  • Panel and office coordinator for KNOTs Europe. Internet market research company - Coordinate activities on offer to consumer panel. - Maintain a good
icon Skills Used: Multilingual, Nice Guy, Technical Translation
Exel Logistics Schiphol, Hoofddorp
Exel Logistics Schiphol, Hoofddorp
Exel Logistics Schiphol, Hoofddorp
Oct 2000 - Aug 2001 | Hoofddorp, North Holland, Netherlands
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Shipping
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Call center lead
Oct 2000 - Aug 2001
  • motivate and organize Call center. Troubleshooting (SCSI cards, HW/SW conflicts). Organize and monitor shipments of computer parts.
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CEPU - Grandi
CEPU - Grandi
CEPU - Grandi
Jan 1998 - Jul 1998 | Padova, Veneto, Italy
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Education
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Language teacher
Jan 1998 - Jul 1998
  • English, French, German (grammar, literature, business and technical language.
icon Skills Used: Multilingual, Nice Guy, Linguistics, Teaching
Prosecutor's Office
Prosecutor's Office
Prosecutor's Office
Jan 1992 - Jan 1998 | Padova, Veneto, Italy
Work Type: Full-Time
Industry: Government
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
freelance translator
Jan 1992 - Jan 1998
  • IT <> EN, NL > IT, FR > IT): mainly technical texts,
icon Skills Used: Technical Translation, Nice Guy, Legal Translation
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PROJECT MILESTONES
QuizOfQuints
QuizOfQuints
QuizOfQuints
Apr 2015 - On Going
																		Learning music theory through quizzes, starting with a basic circle of quints. This is a HTML5 app, deployable on iOS, Android and Blackberry, or running straight from any modern browser. This is a long-time in the planning and finally starting to realise it, exposure to professional musicians has already provided enthusiastic and positive feedback.
																	
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SpilGames HTML5 Game API
SpilGames HTML5 Game API
SpilGames HTML5 Game API
Apr 2015 - On Going
																		Overview:

- The HTML5 Game API developed by Spil Games allows game developers to integrate their games with the Spil Games feature set available through their portals.
- The Game API provides a consistent interface for all the games published on Spil Games portals.
- The Game API acts as the entry point for game developers to communicate with all the services available through Spil Games portals.
- The Game API is JavaScript-based.


API documentation links:

- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_loadAPI
- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_branding
- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_getLogo
- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_getLink
- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_getLinks
- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_listLinks
- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_Game.on
- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_getSplashScreen
- http://developers.spilgames.com/wiki/Developer_Platform_-_Learning_center_-_HTML5_API_in-game_advertising
																	
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JSLib JavaScript Library/Framework
JSLib JavaScript Library/Framework
JSLib JavaScript Library/Framework
Apr 2015 - On Going
																		JavaScript:

JSLib is a JavaScript library/framework that is used internally at Spil Games. It is modular and event-driven.

JSLib core concepts 

No globals 

JSLib uses sandboxing: modules are loaded in a sandbox. A sandbox creates an instance of the module that is loaded in it. In this way modules, functions, attributes, properties, and variables exist only within the private, local scope defined by the sandbox. This avoids unwanted interference with the JavaScript global scope or with other existing sandboxes in JSLib. You can load in a sandbox all the modules you want to work with, add your logic, or you can simply create an empty sandbox. 

Extendable 

JSLib uses modules. A module is a self-contained block of working code that performs a specific task. This makes modules reusable. Modules are independent from each other: they are loaded only when the specific functionality they provide is required. This makes JSLib extendable and scalable, depending on design requirements and specifications. It also makes it easier to maintain. 

Loose coupling 

Components do not need to know any definitions about other components. It is possible to subscribe to, publish, or unsubscribe from events. Publishers post messages to an intermediary message broker, and subscribers register subscriptions with it. The broker filters, stores, and forwards messages, thus routing them from publishers to subscribers. This approach is known as pub-sub pattern. 

Since events are simply being listened to, if they do not occur no action is triggered. This improves JSLib scalability.
																	
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Codeacademy
Codeacademy
Codeacademy
Apr 2012 - Apr 2015
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Spil Games courses
Spil Games courses
Spil Games courses
Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
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FGC 2011
FGC 2011
FGC 2011
Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
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icon Skills Used: Guitar Player
FGC 2010
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FGC 2009
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Steve Vai's Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass
Steve Vai's Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass
Steve Vai's Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
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FGC 2008
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FGC 2007
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FGC 2006
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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
Dec 1997 - Dec 1997
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Università degli Studi di Padova
Università degli Studi di Padova
Università degli Studi di Padova
Jan 1991 - Dec 1997
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