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Jan Cox — CV

Bleekhofstraat 117 b27
2140 Antwerpen

gsm +32 (0)494 543 289


Professional experience

Freelance trainer
1/8/2021 till present
Retired but still active as a freelance trainer IT (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Teams etc.). Writer of manuals for (custom) software.

Key Job
6/7/2015 till 31/7/2021
Trainer IT, for a few years working with DG Digit at EPSO (European Per­sonnel Selection Office) as trainer, first line support, creation of manuals for the custom-software, link between users and developpers.

Synaps bvba
11/10/2010 till 5/7/2015
Trainer IT (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Prezi, Adobe In­Design and PhotoShop). These last years (almost) full time working with EPSO (European Per­sonnel Selection Office) as trainer, first line support, creation of manuals for the custom-software, link between users and developpers.

Dweb bvba
1/11/2009 - 9/10/2010
Trainer IT (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe In­De­sign and PhotoShop)

A La Ville bvba
1/12/2008 - 30/10/2009
Maître d’hôtel, website maintenance, estimation of prices for catering events etc.

VIGC vzw
1/12/2006 - 31/10/2007
Senior Consultant External relations: visiting existing and potential mem­bers, occasional consultancy

Agfa Gevaert nv
1/1/1995 - 30/4/2006
International Product Sales trainer: application and sales training for world­wide Agfa personnel, execution of standard and benchmark de­mon­stra­tions at the internal demo centre or on location, at trade fairs and special events world­wide.
Also workflow analysis for customers with feedback to R&D, end user train­ing, presentations on Agfa products and general workflow issues, de­vel­op­ment of sales-tools (video and multimedia), occasional prototyping of inter­faces (In Rip Trapping plug-in for A­cro­bat, developed by EnFocus for Agfa).
The last years more focussed on sales training, using the internet, start up of e-learning etc.

Aldus Benelux bv
1/1/92 - 30/9/94
Application specialist, later also sales: delivering presentations, de­mon­stra­tions and dealer training, later also pre-sales, sales, post-sales en mar­ke­ting of prepress-software like TrapWise and PressWise.

Coaxis bvba
1/12/89 - 31/12/91
Application specialist DTP software (Aldus software): customer support, de­li­ve­ring presentations, demonstrations and end user training

Verkoopzaal Leys
1/9/86 - 30/11/89
General administration and lay out (on Mac SE) of the catalogues for the monthly auctions, using MS File, MS Word, PageMaker and mail merge.

Koninklijk Belgisch Filmarchief
1/9/84 - 31/8/86
Management and quality control of ±60.000 archived movies. (DAC-internship, 2 year.)

Army - SID-TeleVox
1/2/1982 - 1/2/1983
Reporter/cameraman for televisionshows destined for the Belgian forces in Germany

National Bank of Belgium
16/7/1981 - 15/1/1982
Writing and directing educational videos for the internal training department (RVA-internship, 6 months.)


Maître d’hôtel
Organisation: Horeca Vorming Vlaanderen and VDAB at CVO Elishout – Anderlecht
Internships: NH Hotel Atlanta Brussel, Salons Frank De Boeck Antwerpen

Radio and Television Director at HRITCS (Hoger Rijksinstituut voor Toneel en Cultuurspreidingstechnieken, currently better known as Rits)

Knowledge & Experience

Experienced trainer of software-solutions and product sales training
Trainer softskills: presentation techniques, time-management, etc.
Experienced public speaker

General good knowledge of mainstream office solutions on Windows and Mac OS (MS Office, iWork,
Graphical applications: InDesign, PhotoShop…

Prepress: trapping and impositioning, screening…
General knowledge PDF, JDF
General knowledge colour management
General knowledge printing technologies

Good knowledge of world cuisine, product knowledge
Good knowledge drinks (wine, beers, spirits)
Hobby cook

Dutch: mother tongue (C2)
English: excellent (C1)
French: good (B1)


Birth place and date
Borgerhout (Antwerpen) on 06/07/56

Marital status
Divorced, 2 adult kids