The English Language Editor will support the Firm's practicing offices and Knowledge function on a global basis, by ensuring that internal and client-facing documents are reviewed thoroughly for grammar, spelling, style, syntax, and readability in accordance with the Firm's style guides and expectations.


  • Provide efficient and thorough document checking, proofreading, and copy editing services in accordance with client requirements
  • Compare multiple versions of documents to provide a summary of differences
  • Prepare dossiers on clients and industry contacts using standard Firm templates
  • Coordinate workflow in accordance with client requirements and other service departments
  • Prioritise workload deadlines to ensure efficient and effective workflow throughout the department
  • Ensure time is recorded accurately on automated time-recording software
  • Support the Firm's Knowledge function globally by undertaking a first edit of legal publications such as newsletters and multijurisdictional handbooks
  • Adopt a right-first-time approach to quality and customer care
  • Conduct peer reviews and provide coaching as necessary
  • Assist senior editors and team leads in service improvement projects

Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate (2:1 or above) with a relevant degree
  • Experience working in an office-based environment (legal environment advantageous)
  • Experience working in a legal, financial, or similar professional services team
  • Experience/Understanding of effective workflow management
  • Experience working on intricate documents in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to review, analyze, and organize documentary and factual evidence
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues from various different cultures and levels of the organization
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Aptitude for learning (and becoming proficient in) the use of software and IT applications, and using search terms intelligently to navigate large databases/document management systems
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent client service skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication