I am a former academic who traded it in for a more varied life. I now live in London and Helsinki as I have most of my life, which explains how I wsa brought up speaking both English and Finnish.
I am waiting for the results of the licenced/authorised translator text I took in late 2009. I work as a freelance journalist and researcher with a specialist interest in urban planning and design, but with wide knowledge of social policy, politics and so-called current affairs. I also keep abreast of developments in my former academic fields, anthropology, geography and planning and am particularly interested in helping good academics reach bigger audiences by writing better English.
I have a passion for architecture and urban history and many other things. I like words.