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Proofreader (M/F) - 12 months temporary contract
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Proofreader (M/F) - 12 months temporary contract

Help shape the future of intellectual property. Marks & Clerk LLP is the leading and largest firm of Patent and Trade Mark attorneys in the UK and a major worldwide actor with an international group of 15 offices worldwide.

The Proofreader will play a crucial role in the validation process of patents by ensuring the best quality of the translated documents.

The primary responsibility of the Proofreader is to proofread and translate patent texts accurately. This is a temporary contract for 12 months starting as of September 2024.


Proofreading & Post-Editing

  • Proofreading patent translations into one or more languages and controlling the quality of translations. 
  • Post-editing of machine translations.
  • Handle any ad-hoc projects or tasks, if and when needed, as may be appropriate.



  • Translate patent specifications or parts of patent specifications into one or more languages.
  • Ad-hoc translations of legal documents or others.



  • Perform quality checks on various types of translations.
  • Create Term Bases and Glossaries.
  • Participate actively in the creation or modification of internal procedures.
  • Assess the quality of external translations.
  • Create alignments, if and when needed, as may be appropriate.

Must-have requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in a similar position.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in translation, languages or extensive and proven experience in scientific/patent translation.
  • Trilingual proficiency in English, German, and French. Dutch would be a plus.
  • Ability to proofread into English, French, and German.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Good knowledge of CAT tools (MemoQ).


In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Professional and friendly attitude
  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to details and the ability to multitask
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

We offer

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience
  • 28 days’ annual holiday, plus statutory holidays
  • Complementary health insurance and life insurance
  • Lunch vouchers
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working arrangement according to local legislation
  • Training and development opportunities


To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced


The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
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