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Michael J.W. Beijer

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Hi, I’m Michael Beijer, the creator of this site. I’m a Dutch-English technical/patent translator with over 25 years of experience.
 
For translation work, please contact me via:

Email: michael@beijer.uk
Mobile: +44 (0)747-5771720
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Welcome to Beijer.uk!

I’m a technical translator & e-terminologist with over 25 years of experience working in the European translation industry. I provide well-researched, fluent translations from Dutch and Flemish into English. For a full description of my services, see here.

Although I’m at home in a wide range of fields – ranging from user manuals and audit reports to contracts and articles of association – I’m currently focusing on patents and IT.

I keep up to date with the latest developments in the translation industry by actively participating in a wide range of online forums, mailing lists and blogs, and subscribe to various professional journals, magazines, and newsletters. I am also very active in the Proz.com forums, where I am often among the top ‘KudoZ point leaders’ in my language pair.

If you’re looking for a translator with over 25 years of experience, exceptional research skills and expertise in the field of cutting-edge translation & terminology technologies, you’ve come to the right place.

Wordbook

My interest in terminology is reflected in my dictionary/terminology project, ‘Wordbook’, which is the result of over 20 years of research and a popular and well-known resource within the Dutch–English translation community.   If you’re researching a pesky term, chances are you’ll find it using the search box above.

Areas of expertise

Technical: patents, palletising, IT, software, hardware, logistics, shipping, architecture, printing, energy, environment, transport, industrial/civil engineering (general), infrastructure, weaving and the textile/clothing industry

Legal: contracts, IP, employment, articles of association/incorporation, terms & conditions

Business: annual reports, business correspondence, finance, property, insurance, HR, EU policy, public sector, management, audit reports, standards, tenders, public utilities, health & safety, government procurement

Education: I am the go-to translator for a number of large Dutch universities, and am at home in both traditional teaching methodologies as well as more esoteric approaches, such as Steiner-Waldorf and Montessori education, as a result of both personal interest and having attended them myself as a child.

Translation software (CAT tools)

I am comfortable working with memoQ, SDL Studio, Wordfast, Déjà Vu X3, CafeTran, Memsource, and MateCat and can easily handle their various file formats / packages.

See my page on the various CAT tools available in our industry, past and present.

Dictionary subscriptions

  • Juridisch-Economisch Lexicon / The Legal and Economic Lexicon (Gateway Woordenboeken)
  • Onroerend Goed Lexicon / The Property Lexicon (Gateway Woordenboeken)
  • Prisma Online XL Engels 2.0 (100,000 Dutch-English headwords)
  • Groot Woordenboek Industrie & Techniek (GWIT)
  • Le Docte Viertalig Juridisch Woordenboek (intersentia, 2016)
  • Oxford Dictionaries Pro
  • RailLexic (UIC's railway glossary, now available online)

Misc. subscriptions

  • Jost Zetzsche's Tool Box Journal
  • The International Journal of Lexicography
  • PC Pro
  • Wired
  • The Week
  • Private Eye
  • Multilingual

Dictionaries on my bookshelf

  • Dictionary of Building and Civil Engineering, Korchomkin, S.N., et al.(EN-DE-FR-NL-RU)(Kluwer, 1985).
  • A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (3rd edition), Kenneth A. Adams.
  • The Civil Code of the Netherlands, translated by H. Warendorf, R. Thomas and I. Curry-Sumner.
  • Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage, 3rd edition, Bryan Garner.
  • Van Amerongen, F. Terminologie Financieel Management NL-EN, (2001) (+ 4,000 entries).
  • Bense, J.F.: A Dictionary of the Low-Dutch Element in the English Vocabulary (Martinus Nijhoff, 1939).
  • Berkien, J.A.M.: Lexicon Financieel Management (Vakmedianet Management, 2015)(book, online + download).
  • Burrough-Boenisch, J.: Righting English that's gone Dutch (2nd edition).
  • Van Goor’s Miniatuur Engelsch Woordenboek 11th ed. (G.B. van Goor & Zonen Uitgeversmaatschappij, 1946).
  • Graus, J.M.A.: Technisch Engels Woordenboek, Deel 2 Nederlands-Engels, 5de druk (2009).
  • Glossary of Transport (International planning glossaries 2) by Gordon Logie (EN/FR/IT/NL/DE/SE) (Elsevier, 1980).
  • Hummelinck, Henk Wagenaar: Autowoordenboek.nl, Deel 1 Engels-Nederlands.
  • Hummelinck, Henk Wagenaar: Autowoordenboek.nl, Deel 2 Nederlands-Engels.
  • Huitenga, T.: Nederlands-Engels Woordenboek voor Landbouwwetenschappen (Numij Leiden).
  • Huitenga, T.: Nederlands-Engels Supplement voor Landbouw- en Milieuwetenschappen (Numij, 1996).
  • Illustrated Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering, EN/DE/FR/NL/RU, by V.V. Schwartz (Compiler), et al. (1984).
  • Jansonius, Dr. H.: Technisch Engels Woordenboek NL-EN/EN-NL (Numij, 1976).
  • Jansonius, Dr. H.: (Nieuw) Groot Nederlands-Engels woordenboek voor studie en practijk (Numij, 1972).
  • Notebook Nederlandse en Vlaamse onderwijstermen in het Engels, K. Broekhof, T. Morris, and L. Stoops (published by sardes.nl).
  • Oxtoby, Graham P.: Dictionary of Environmental Science and Technology (1998).
  • Pinkhof Medisch Engels.
  • Renier, Fernand G.: Dutch/English - English/Dutch Dictionary (Third impression - 1961).
  • The New Routledge & Van Dale Dutch Dictionary Dutch<>English (2nd edition)(2014).
  • Stekhoven, G. Schuurmans & Oxtoby, G.P.: Groot Polytechnisch Woordenboek Nederlands-Engels (1993).
  • Van Dale Groot Woordenboek Nederlands Engels, versie 2.1 (2006) (approx. 100,000 headwords).
  • Van Dale Groot woordenboek hedendaags Nederlands, versie 2.0 (2002).
  • Van Dale Groot Woordenboek van de Nederlandse taal, 14e ed. (2005).
  • Van den End, Aart: Juridisch-Economisch Lexicon / The Legal and Economic Lexicon (Gateway Woordenboeken).
  • Van den End, Aart: Onroerend Goed Lexicon / The Property Lexicon (Gateway Woordenboeken).
  • Vlietstra, J. Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations.
  • Wagenaar Hummelinck, Henk: Autowoordenboek.nl, Deel 1 Engels-Nederlands.
  • Wagenaar Hummelinck, Henk: Autowoordenboek.nl, Deel 2 Nederlands-Engels (15,430 entries).
  • Wolters’ Handwoordenboek Nederland-Engels (20e druk, 1994) (77,000 headwords, 1,073 pp.).
  • Wolters' Woordenboek: Engels-Nederlands.
  • Woordenboek geneeskunde E-N/N-E, 3rde druk; P.L.M. Kerkhof, 2003 (ISBN 903522 25805).
  • … and many, many more at: Wordbook
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