Member since Dec '04

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

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April 2021

Sami Mills Seppälä
Chartered Linguist (Translator)

Gourock, Scotland, United Kingdom
Local time: 02:16 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: Finnish (Variant: Standard-Finland) Native in Finnish
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18 positive reviews
This person has won one or more translation contests
This person is a top KudoZ point holder in English to Finnish, Swedish to Finnish, French to Finnish
User message
Get your texts into Finnish - professionally translated and reviewed
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. View now.
This person is listed as an employee of:
Services Editing/proofreading, Translation, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
IT (Information Technology)Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Marketing / Market ResearchInternet, e-Commerce
Media / MultimediaLaw: Contract(s)
Automation & RoboticsGenealogy

English to Finnish - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 40 EUR per hour
Swedish to Finnish - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 40 EUR per hour
French to Finnish - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 40 EUR per hour
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 172, Questions answered: 62, Questions asked: 3
Project History 13 projects entered

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries Business, Games, Information Security, IT
Translation education Master's degree - University of Helsinki
Experience Years of experience: 26. Registered at May 2003. Became a member: Dec 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to Finnish (University of Helsinki, verified)
English to Finnish (Finnish National Board of Education, verified)
Swedish to Finnish (University of Helsinki, verified)
French to Finnish (University of Helsinki, verified)
Swedish (University of Helsinki, verified)

Memberships ITI, Finnish Information Security Association - Tietoturva ry, The Finnish Information Processing Association (TIVIA), CIOL, SKTL
Software Google Translator Toolkit, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Smartling, XTM
Forum posts 4 forum posts
Events and training
Contests won 11th translation contest: English to Finnish
Professional practices Sami Mills Seppälä endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).

Chartered Linguist (Translator) with over two decades of experience in translation, proofreading, editing, and terminology management. BA and MA from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Also studied in Sweden, France, and the UK. Preferred language pair English into Finnish. Dual British and Finnish citizenship.


Specialised in Information Security (antivirus, firewall, antispam, backup), Legal (End-User License Agreements, Privacy Policies, GDPR, Terms & Conditions, Terms of Service), Online Advertising (Google Ads & Analytics, SEO, SEM), Gaming (PC, console, mobile, and online), Software Localisation (UI, Help), Documentation (user manuals, brochures), and Marketing (emails, letters, websites, documents).

Main strengths

Translating and writing for computer games and IT magazines helped me adopt a pragmatic and creative attitude towards translation. My main focus now is on the purpose of the text and the target audience.

My experience in customer services has made me mindful of customers' expectations and appreciation for good service. Listening to and speaking with customers has helped me put myself in their shoes.

Over two decades in various roles in the translation industry (as a translator, reviewer, terminologist, and language owner) has made me an all-round localisation professional.

Continuing Professional Development

Committed to life-long learning and maintaining and expanding my professional skills.

Notable CPD activities in 2018 - 2020:

eCPD Webinars:

Accounting for Translators

Financial Markets for Translators

Specialising in Financial Translation

University of Eastern Finland (Open University):

Laskentatoimen perusteet

Rahoituksen perusteet

Markkinoinnin perusteet

Johdatus oikeustieteeseen

Language Studies (Spanish & Scottish Gaelic):

SynergySpanish: Shortcut to Spanish (Audio & Video Lessons 1 - 31)

Mi Vida Loca: Real Spanish, Real Drama (Episodes 1 - 22)

SynergySpanish: Bola de Nieve - Fluency Builder (Modules 1 to 14)

Fearless Fluency Conversations: Spanish Adventures (Lesson 1 ongoing)

Bola de Nieve Part 2: Advanced Concepts Intensive (Module 1 ongoing) (Beginners A1, Speaking Our Language, Duolingo App) 

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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: 184
PRO-level pts: 172

Top languages (PRO)
English to Finnish114
Finnish to English23
French to Finnish20
Swedish to English8
Swedish to Finnish4
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Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Computers: Software32
Marketing / Market Research28
Business/Commerce (general)16
Engineering (general)12
Automotive / Cars & Trucks8
Computers: Systems, Networks8
Finance (general)8
Pts in 14 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects13
With client feedback0
0 positive (0 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Finnish11
Swedish to Finnish1
French to Finnish1
Specialty fields
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino4
IT (Information Technology)3
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama3
Computers: Software2
Advertising / Public Relations1
Internet, e-Commerce1
Sports / Fitness / Recreation1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Other fields
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Keywords: software, documentation, antivirus, data security, data protection, information security, multimedia, gaming, online gaming, PC, consoles, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo, mobile, online, commercial, marketing, philosophy, scotland, general, localisation, tietoturva, tietosuoja, subtitling, titlevision

Profile last updated
Oct 11, 2020

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