Member since Jul '03

Working languages:
English to Finnish
French to Finnish
Dutch to Finnish
Swedish to Finnish
Finnish to English

Jonathan Widell
Translations from start to Finnish

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Local time: 10:20 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: Finnish Native in Finnish
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This person is a top KudoZ point holder in English to Finnish
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing)
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightLaw: Taxation & Customs

English to Finnish - Standard rate: 0.17 EUR per word / 30 EUR per hour
French to Finnish - Standard rate: 0.17 EUR per word / 30 EUR per hour
Dutch to Finnish - Standard rate: 0.17 EUR per word / 30 EUR per hour
Swedish to Finnish - Standard rate: 0.17 EUR per word / 30 EUR per hour
Finnish to English - Standard rate: 0.14 EUR per word / 30 EUR per hour

Preferred currency CAD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 496, Questions answered: 250, Questions asked: 609
Experience Years of experience: 26. Registered at Mar 2003. Became a member: Jul 2003. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Finnish (Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec)
Finnish to English (Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, DejaVu, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Word, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9, Macintosh Tiger, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office XP, MultiTerm 2007, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast, XTM
CV/Resume English (DOCX)
Professional practices Jonathan Widell endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I started my career as a translator at the European Parliament in Luxembourg in 1995 when Finland joined the European Union. I worked as an official at the European Parliament for three years.

After than, I have worked as a freelance translator for dozen of clients if not hundreds of clients for the past 18 years. Among my most prestigious clients has been the European Court of Justice, for which I translated opinions written in Dutch (by Advocate-General Geelhoed) into Finnish. They were ultimately published in Reports of Cases before the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance.

I have also translated hundreds of pages for the Federal Government of Canada, mainly legal and medical texts.

Apart from working as a translator, I have worked as an interpretater for law offices in Montreal. I have done subtitling, voiceover, and other tasks that have to do with language. That also explains why my name appears in the end credits of the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for Wii.

I got my PhD from McGill University in Law (actually called Doctor of Civil Law) in 2012.
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: 830
PRO-level pts: 496

Top languages (PRO)
Norwegian to French102
German to English36
Finnish to German36
English to Finnish28
English to Swedish20
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Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng6
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama4
Government / Politics4
Military / Defense4
Computers (general)4
Investment / Securities4
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Keywords: law, patents, medical, Finnish, translation, interpretation, Montreal

Profile last updated
Feb 19, 2020

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