We publicise a member profile on Mondays here on our website, on our Facebook page, on Twitter @NWTN_UK and on LinkedIn. If you want to join us in this opportunity to share a little about yourself with your fellow NWTN members, download the questionnaire from the Member Resources area and send it to our Comms Officers Kat and Marjolein.
Where do you live/work?
Are you mainly a translator or interpreter or both? What languages?
Translator: Finnish to English (UK, US, Aus)
What are your specialist fields?
- Finnish & EU government and administration
- Education & training
- Health & social care (SOTE)
- Public health (esp. psychiatry & mental health, health research & clinical trials)
- Third sector
- Equality & Diversity
- Environment & the circular economy
- Law (criminal, general & family court documents)
What’s the strangest/most interesting project you’ve ever worked on?
The most interesting project I’ve ever worked on was the style guide for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the strangest was a campaign to get older adults doing more exercise through a bouncy ball workouts.
Tell us about a particularly proud moment in your translation career:
I translate a lot of child welfare/protection documents (e.g. court cases). I’m proud that I get to help these children and families.
Tell us two reasons why you like being a translator/interpreter:
I get to travel the world and encyclopaedia from the comfort of my desk and help give people access to sometimes essential information.
What is the most interesting place where you have lived/visited?
Lived in Jyväskylä, Finland, in the heart of the Finnish Lake District (the land of 500,000 lakes!). Most interesting place I’ve visited was Tasmania, where my wife originates from! (especially Cradle Mountain)
What are your plans for professional development or a new field you’d like to work in?
I’m currently expanding my business from sole trader to limited company. I’m happy in my specialisations, though I am increasing the amount of copywriting and transcreation I offer.
Tell us something not many people know about you:
I’m learning Swedish! Oh, and I’m 6’6.25” tall ?