I mainly translate texts from Finnish into Russian, Russian into Finnish and German into Finnish.
However, having a network of trusted colleagues available means I can arrange translations between practically any languages in the world.
I provide proofreading services for translations done by third parties, in the following language pairs:
Russian into Finnish, German into Finnish, English into Finnish, Swedish into Finnish
I can also check Finnish texts for spelling, style, grammar and terminology.
I provide interpreting services for business negotiations from Finnish into Russian and vice versa. I also do community interpreting between various government officials and private individuals, from Finnish into Russian and vice versa. I apply the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters’ General Terms and Conditions for Interpreting to all interpreting assignments
I mainly translate texts from Finnish into Russian, Russian into Finnish and German into Finnish. However, having a network of trusted colleagues available means I can arrange translations between practically any languages in the world.
I always use professional translation software, and currently have Trados Studio 2015 and 2017 and memoQ 2015. These tools are used to create a what is known as a translation memory containing the original and translated texts. If the same or nearly the same sentence is repeated, the software automatically uses the existing translation. This can help make the translation process more efficient. Where several translations done for the same client, the tools can also help to ensure that the terms used are consistent throughout.
When a new translation assignment comes in, my first step is always to assess whether the subject matter falls within my speciality areas, as well as the required time for the translation. Together, these aspects determine the cost of the translation.
I never accept an assignment if I will not be able to guarantee the quality of my work. During my career, I have translated texts for various specialised business domains. For Russian, these include forestry, the timber industry, fur farming and legal agreements. For German, my specialist domains include electrical engineering and machinery.
All my translations are proofread and checked by a second language professional. This colleague checks the spelling, style and often also the factual accuracy of the translations. All this is included in the price of the translation.
I apply the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters’ General Terms and Conditions for Translation to all translation assignments. Link: here
The overall cost of the translation depends on the length of the text to be translated, the subject matter and the assignment timeline. The prices below are indicative:
Russian into Finnish, €0.24/word
Finnish into Russian, €0.26/word
German into Finnish, €0.23/word
Proofreading, text checking
€40 per hour
I provide proofreading services both as a subcontracted service and directly to companies and individuals. The changes made when I proofread are recorded using the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word. I also provide additional comments and justifications for the proposed revisions and give the original writer or translator feedback as needed.
- Business negotiations and community interpreting via consecutive interpreting (interpreting in turns when the speaker pauses)
- Simultaneous interpreting (interpreting as the speaker is speaking)
0–2 hours, €120 per hour
€30 for each additional 1–30 minutes
- Travel time, €30 per hour
Longer assignments and work outside Finland based on separate agreement.
Terms and conditions
o Invoicing is based on the agreed purchase order.
o The minimum fee for interpreting is two hours.
o Additional interpreting time will be invoiced based on 30-minute increments.
o Interpreting assignments cancelled within 24 hours of the agreed start time will be invoiced for the full amount.
o Additional fee for work on Saturdays: 30%
o Additional fee for work on Sundays: 100%
o Travel expenses and daily allowances will be reimbursed as per actual expenses.
24% Finnish VAT will be added to all prices.