I was born in Helsinki in Finland. My interest in languages brought me to England after high school, where I worked for a year and studied English at Cambridge University. Back in Finland I started to study languages (English and Dutch) and commercial sciences at the Aalto University in Helsinki. I moved to the Netherlands after graduation and obtaining my Master’s degree in 1987. In the Netherlands I was employed by various Dutch and Finnish companies involved in international trade, especially in the field of export, import and forwarding. After the private sector, I started to work for the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the commercial department of the Embassy of Finland in The Hague. Since 1995 I have work as a freelance translator / interpreter in the Finnish language with Dutch and English as my working languages.
From 2010 Court interpreter Dutch / Finnish in the Netherlands
From 2000 Simultaneous interpreters in the Finnish cabin at EWC meetings and various EU meetings at home and abroad.
From 1995 Freelance interpreter Finnish for various clients including Finnish Embassy in The Hague, the Finnish Parliament, the city of Helsinki and large international companies (eg in the food industry, paper industry, metal industry, service sector).
From 2016 Sworn translator from Dutch into Finnish.
From 2009 Translating websites Dutch-Finnish and English-Finnish for companies offering online services or goods to consumers.
From 2007 Translating trade marks for the European trademark register, Dutch-Finnish
From 2001 Translating reports of proceedings for European Parliament’s plenary sittings, Dutch-Finnish
From 1995 Freelance translations for companies and public authorities.
Who am I
I was born in Finland, Helsinki and have lived in the Netherlands for 30 years. I have been working as a freelance interpreter / translator Finnish since 1995. My mother tongue is Finnish and my working languages Dutch and English.
Education and courses
I studied both languages (English and Dutch) as well as commercial sciences and business studies at the University of Helsinki (Aalto University) and got my Master’s degree in 1987. After that I moved to the Netherlands and continued my studies of Dutch language at the University of Utrecht, where I also studied interpreting Dutch / English from 2003 to 2005.
I am sworn interpreter Finnish. My specializations are court interpreting and interpreting for multinational companies. I have been interpreting at EWC meetings since 2000. I am a member of the professional organization NGTV in the Netherlands and of the Finnish professional organization for interpreters and translators SKTL.