Member since Nov '05

Working languages:
English to Finnish
German to Finnish
Swedish to Finnish
Spanish to Finnish
Finnish to English

Technical Translations V-M Valimaa Oy - Veli-Matti Valimaa
Technical, medical, business for 25 yrs

Coral Springs, Florida, United States
Local time: 15:02 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English, Finnish Native in Finnish
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I started my career as technical translator in 1983 when I was still studying at Helsinki University of Technology. Since my M.Sc (mech.eng) graduation in 1985, I have been a full-time translator. I have lived and worked in Finland, Germany, and in the U.S. Currently, I run translation business with my spouse, and have residence both in Finland and the U.S. so you can deal either with a European or an American company.

I specialize in mechanical engineering, automotives and trucks, machine tools, manufacturing technology, computers, hardware and software, information technology, and telecommunications. I have also experience of various machines and devices, printing technology, injection-moulding, measuring instruments, material technology, videos, multimedia, games, appliances, audiovisual, and household devices, etc.

The specialities of my spouse, whom I run the translation business with, include medical instruments, telecommunications, electronics, marketing, sales, business management, and accounting.

Types of documents: technical and user manuals, brochures, and other marketing materials, contracts, agreements, material safety data sheets, EN standards, web sites, software strings.

We have worked for numerous manufacturers including Abacus, Action Man, Adidas, Adige, Adobe, Amada, APC, Atlas (Valmet), Atrion, Audi, Audio-Technica, Beka-Mak, Biegemaster, Birlik, Blohm, BrainLab, Bridgeport, Brother, Brüel Kjær&Vibro, Burkhardt+Weber, Campath, Canon, Casinolux, Castor/Roehmfeld, Cemsa, Circutor, Compass, Copre, Costa, Cybelec, Cybermation, Davi, Dainichi, Denn, Donewell, Draeger, Durmazlar, Dynacord, Electrolux, EMAG, Emko, ENC, Epson, Ex-Cell-O, Exte, Fac, Fanuc, Fastems, Ford, Fuji, Gardner Denver, GE Medical, Glauchau, Georg Fischer, Hardinge, Heber, Heidelberg, Heidenhain, Innse-Berardi, Imt Intermato, Jeager, Jungheinrich, Kenwood, Kitamura, Komori, Konica, Macri, Maggun, Mazak, Medidata, Metba, Microsoft, Miyano, Modeva, Motorola, Mölnlycke, Neles, Niles, Nissan Europe, Nextrom, Nortel, Nova Strobe, Nuova, Okuma, Omera, Ona, Pegard, Pensotti, Pfizer, Praxis, Printmaster, Promecam, Pullmax, Raven, Rexroth, Ricoh, Saarlouis, Sahinler, Salvagnini, Sanyo, Scania, SSI Schäfer, Schenck, Schiess, Schuler, Sicodan, Sinumerik, SMV, Sony, Soundtronic, Spiro, Stam, Tacchi, Taylormade, Tilgun, Toma, TomTom, Toshiba, Tranemo, Ursviken, Visodata, Voumard, Wacker, Worldcom, Yasda, Xerox
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Total pts earned: 276
PRO-level pts: 272


Top languages (PRO)
English to Finnish204
German to Finnish54
Finnish to English10
Spanish to Finnish4
Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering177
Medical31
Other23
Bus/Financial16
Marketing12
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Electronics / Elect Eng72
Engineering (general)24
Mechanics / Mech Engineering23
Automotive / Cars & Trucks22
Business/Commerce (general)20
Medical (general)15
Medical: Instruments12
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects20
With client feedback0
Corroborated0
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positive0
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation19
Editing/proofreading1
Language pairs
English to Finnish14
German to Finnish4
Swedish to Finnish2
Specialty fields
Mechanics / Mech Engineering9
IT (Information Technology)4
Transport / Transportation / Shipping4
Electronics / Elect Eng3
Manufacturing3
Automotive / Cars & Trucks3
Computers (general)3
Medical: Instruments2
Computers: Software2
Marketing / Market Research2
Medical: Pharmaceuticals2
Advertising / Public Relations1
Engineering: Industrial1
Medical: Health Care1
Ships, Sailing, Maritime1
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)1
Media / Multimedia1
Other fields
Automation & Robotics5
Medical (general)3
Human Resources1
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