Member since Apr '06

Working languages:
English to Finnish

Jaakko Heikkila
MA degree and a technical mindset

Local time: 02:44 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Finnish Native in Finnish
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Professional technical translations using the latest tools (memoQ/Trados Studio) - flexible and considerate.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Automotive / Cars & TrucksIT (Information Technology)
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringComputers (general)
Electronics / Elect EngComputers: Hardware
Computers: SoftwareComputers: Systems, Networks
Marketing / Market Research

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 39, Questions answered: 14, Questions asked: 1
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries IT, Tech
Translation education Master's degree - University of Joensuu
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Mar 2006. Became a member: Apr 2006.
Credentials Finnish to English (Finland: University of Joensuu, verified)
English to Finnish (Finland: University of Joensuu, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Helium, LocStudio, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Audio and imaging SW, XML/HTML/PHP editors, Passolo, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
Professional practices Jaakko Heikkila endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
Native Finnish translator specialising in technical documentation, especially in areas of software, ICT, consumer and industrial electronics, industrial machinery and automobiles.

Accomplishments include:
Ongoing large-scale automotive projects for renowned automakers (owner's manuals, service manuals, internal documentation)
Manuals for installation, use and service of industrial machinery and devices (motors, pumps, NC machines for turning and milling, welding/cutting)
Software projects (large-scale VoIP, DTP, CRM and ERP applications, embedded systems)
Complete series of training material on the electronics manufacturing process
Technical documentation in various areas of ICT
User manuals for consumer electronics (home entertainment, GPS, portable devices etc.)
Marketing material (websites, documents, interactive multimedia)

Participation in translation projects during university training (2000 through 2005); full-time professional translator since January 2006. Approved technical freelancer for many prominent agencies across the world.

Recent projects:
Translation of installation and user manuals for Scandinavian lift manufacturer
Translation of installation manuals for large bicycle parts manufacturer
Translation of technical documentation for adhesives manufacturer
Translation of technical documentation for Scandinavian truck manufacturer
Automotive projects for major car manufacturers: service manuals and user manuals (ongoing - 280,000+ words)
Website translation for premium auto manufacturer
User manual translation of home audio equipment
Part descriptions for large Japanese manufacturer (ongoing)
Documentation of CNC lathes and machining centers (ongoing - 700,000+ words)
Dictation system manuals (ongoing - 70,000+ words)
Marketing material and internal documentation for a major Japanese car manufacturer (ongoing - 100,000+ words)

CAT tools supported:
Latest versions of MemoQ (2013 R2), Trados (Studio 2014 and supported), Wordfast, SDLX and Catalyst. Proficient user of Trados, SDLX, MultiTerm and TagEditor. Trained in Across, Helium and LocStudio. Willingness to work with clients' own translation software, if necessary.

Please request for further information via e-mail or telephone -- I am happy to answer any questions you may have!
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 39
(All PRO level)

Top languages (PRO)
English to Finnish35
Finnish to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Energy / Power Generation10
Automotive / Cars & Trucks8
Computers: Software4
Engineering: Industrial4
Medical (general)3
Engineering (general)2

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Keywords: english to finnish technical documentation, Finnish technical translations, technology, electronics, automotive, vehicle, IT, computer, pc, industrial, networks, jaakko heikkilä kääntäjä

Profile last updated
Apr 5, 2020

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