Michael Beijer: technical translator

About me

Hi, I’m Michael Beijer. I’m a Dutch ⇆ English technical/patent translator & terminologist (with almost 30 years of experience). I provide well-researched, fluent translations from Dutch into English, my native language. I can also handle English into Dutch, but only in certain highly technical fields (e.g. patents or law).

Although I’m at home in a wide range of fields – ranging from user manuals and audit reports to contracts and articles of association – most of my work currently consists of patents and technical material.

If you’re looking for a translator with almost 30 years of experience, exceptional research skills and expertise in the field of cutting-edge translation & terminology technologies, you’ve come to the right place!


Correct and consistent terminology is particularly important in technical translation. I therefore maintain an extensive database of specialist terminology in the form of glossaries, termbases, word lists, dictionaries, websites, etc. I keep track of this wealth of terminological data in a MediaWiki powered wiki called ‘Termhotel’.

Indeed, if you’re struggling with a pesky term try using the search box on Termhotel.com, or Proz.com’s so-called ‘ProZ.com term search’, where I am often among the top ‘KudoZ point leaders’ in my language pair.

Translation software

I’m comfortable working with a wide range of CAT tools and am an expert at solving the complex file ‘prepping’ and conversion problems that all too often slow down a translation project. I am highly proficient with memoQ, SDL Studio, Wordfast, Déjà Vu X3, CafeTran, Memsource, and MateCat and can easily handle their various file formats / packages.

Contact & info

Email: michael@beijer.uk
Mobile: +44 (0)747-5771720
Proz.com: My Proz profile
Term search​Termhotel.com

Keywords: Dutch patent translator, technical translator, patent translation, patent applications, litigation, IP, translating patents, translating patent applications, legal translation, inventor, applicant, priority date, filing, PCT, EPO, EUIPO, USPTO

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