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Swedish to Finnish
French to Finnish

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Sami Mills Seppälä
Chartered Linguist (Translator)

Gourock, Scotland, United Kingdom
Local time: 00:24 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: Finnish (Variant: Standard-Finland) Native in Finnish
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Services Editing/proofreading, Translation, Website localization, Software localization
Expertise
Specializes in:
IT (Information Technology)Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Marketing / Market ResearchInternet, e-Commerce
Media / MultimediaLaw: Contract(s)
Automation & RoboticsGenealogy

Rates
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

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
English to Finnish: XYZ Does More
General field: Marketing
Detailed field: IT (Information Technology)
Source text - English
How much do you depend on your computer? And how would it affect your life if your pc and everything on it just disappeared forever?
XYZ does more to make sure that never happens by giving you comprehensive easy-to-use protection from all types of threats to your computer, your identity and your important files.
And then bringing it all together in a package that’s fast, totally automatic and a breeze to use.
XYZ starts with the award-winning, multi-layered protection XYZ is famous for, including effective antivirus and antispyware protection, behavioural protection, information about the reputations of the files you download, and up to the minute Pulse updates against the latest online threats.
Next, XYZ does more to keep you safe from cybercrime and identity theft.

This includes warning you about unsafe websites, right in your search results, and even notifying you of your kids’ online activity to help keep them safe with easy to use Parental Controls Management tools.
But XYZ doesn’t stop with great internet security.

It also protects all your digital photos, music and other important files with easy, automatic, local or online backups.

Just identify the types of files that you want to back up and XYZ takes care of the rest.

You can always get your files back quickly from any computer in the world with an internet connection.
Finally, XYZ keeps your computer running its best by performing behind the scenes tune-ups, cleaning up old, unnecessary, deleted file fragments that bog down performance, and speeding up start times so you spend less time waiting and more time getting stuff done.
So get XYZ today.

Keep your computer, your identity and all your important files healthy and secure and take advantage of the fastest, most comprehensive protection XYZ provides.
Translation - Finnish
Kuinka riippuvainen olet tietokoneestasi? Millainen vaikutus elämääsi olisi, jos tietokoneesi ja sen koko sisältö katoaisivat täydellisesti?
XYZ tekee enemmän sen varmistamiseksi, ettei näin pääse käymään. Se antaa kattavan ja helppokäyttöisen suojauksen tietokoneellesi, identiteetillesi ja tärkeille tiedostoillesi kaikentyyppisiä uhkia vastaan.
Se tarjoaa kaiken tämän yhdessä paketissa, joka on nopea, täysin automaattinen ja helppokäyttöinen.
XYZ aloittaa palkitulla, monikerroksisella suojauksella, josta XYZ tunnetaan. Se koostuu tehokkaasta virustorjunnasta ja vakoiluohjelmien torjunnasta, käyttäytymispohjaisesta tunnistuksesta, ladattujen tiedostojen mainetietojen tarkistuksesta ja ajantasaisista nopeista päivityksista uusimpia verkkouhkia vastaan.
XYZ tekee enemmän sinun suojaamiseksi verkkorikollisuudelta ja identiteettivarkauksilta.

Se varoittaa vaarallisista sivustoista jo hakutuloksissa ja jopa valvoo lastesi toimintaa verkossa heidän suojaamiseksi helppokäyttöisillä lapsilukitustoimintojen hallintatyökaluilla.
XYZ tarjoaa kuitenkin muutakin kuin hyvän Internet-suojauksen.

Se suojaa myös kaikkia digikuviasi, musiikkiasi ja muita tärkeitä tiedostojasi vaivattomilla, automaattisilla, paikallisilla tai verkkoon tallennettavilla varmuuskopioilla.

Riittää, että määrität varmuuskopioitavat tiedostotyypit ja XYZ hoitaa loput.

Voit palauttaa tiedostosi nopeasti missä tahansa ja millä tahansa tietokoneella, jossa on Internet-yhteys.
XYZ pitää tietokoneesi huippukunnossa taustalla tapahtuvalla optimoinnilla puhdistamalla vanhat, tarpeettomat ja poistetut tiedostojen kappaleet, jotka hidastavat tietokoneen toimintaa, ja nopeuttamalla tietokoneen käynnistymistä, jotta sinä voit tehdä jotain hyödyllistä odottelun sijaan.
Hanki siis XYZ jo tänään.

Pidä tietokoneesi huippukunnossa ja suojaa sitä, identiteettiäsi ja tärkeitä tiedostojasi XYZ:n nopeimmalla ja kattavimmalla suojauksella.
English to Finnish: When a Man Walks along Himself: The Split Condition
General field: Other
Detailed field: Psychology
Source text - English
When a Man Walks along Himself: The Split Condition

In Crisis in Masculinity, I tell about Richard, a man who was split from his true self. He lived (most of the time) out of the immature, hurting little boy: the small lad who early in life, due to grievous reaction to trauma and to an ongoing inability to relate meaningfully to his father, began to live out of diseased, inferior feelings about himself. He was unaffirmed as a male (sexual identity) and as a man (full gender identity). He was unable to separate his personal and sexual identity from that of his mother's. He saw his father as manly and masculine, but he could not "touch" it in him. He could not bond with his father's masculinity in such a way as to find his own "ignited" and blessed. His own masculinity was all there, but his feeling about himself was such that he could never recognize it. These feelings took up such an autonomous life within him that affirming words from others simply went in one ear and out the other - he could not receive them.

He did not live from the center as an affirmed son would, that blessed stance which is a more or less unconscious position. Instead, he lived very self-consciously out of a cluster of diseased attitudes and feelings toward himself. He was split. There was a terrible chasm of non-being within him. He therefore had the disease of introspection. Richard stood, as it were, outside himself, analyzing, hating, rejecting, pitying, despairing over himself. If we think of this in terms of a complex of inferior, negative feelings about the self, we can see that he was living from the locus of an inferiority neurosis. That was his home, his center.
Translation - Finnish
Kun ihminen käy itsensä rinnalla: Jakaantunut tila

Kirjassani Crisis in Masculinity kerron Richardista, joka oli erossa todellisesta minästään. Hän eli (lähes aina) kypsymättömästä ja kipuilevasta pikkupojan minästään käsin: hän koki varhaislapsuudessaan vaikean trauman eikä kyennyt muodostamaan merkityksellistä yhteyttä isäänsä vaan alkoi elää sairaista alemmuudentunteistaan käsin. Hän ei ollut saanut vahvistusta miessukupuolelleen (seksuaali-identiteetilleen) ja mieheydelleen (täydelle sukupuoli-identiteetilleen). Hän ei pystynyt erottamaan persoonallisuuttaan ja seksuaali-identiteettiään äitinsä identiteetistä. Hän piti isäänsä miehekkäänä ja maskuliinisena, muttei pystynyt "koskettamaan" näitä ominaisuuksia hänessä. Hän ei löytänyt sellaista yhteyttä isäänsä, että olisi pystynyt löytämään oman mieheytensä ja saanut sille siunausta. Richardissa oli kyllä maskuliinisuutta, mutta hänen tunteensa omasta minästä estivät häntä tunnistamasta sitä. Nämä tunteet alkoivat elää hänessä niin täysin omaa elämäänsä, että toisten vahvistavat sanat menivät häneltä vain ohi - hän ei kyennyt vastaanottamaan niitä.

Richard ei elänyt vahvistusta saaneen pojan keskuksesta käsin - tuosta siunatusta ja lähes tiedostamattomasta tilasta. Sen sijaan hän eli hyvin vaivautuneesti omaan minään kohdistuvien sairaiden tunteiden ja asenteiden ryppäästä. Hän oli jakaantunut. Hänen sisällään oli kauhistuttava olemattomuuden kuilu. Hän kärsikin sairaalloisesta itsetarkkailusta. Richard seisoi ikään kuin itsensä ulkopuolella analysoiden, vihaten, hyläten, säälien itseään ja vaipuen epätoivoon. Jos ajattelemme asiaa omaan minään kohdistuvien alemmuudentunteiden ja kielteisten tunteiden kompleksina, huomaamme, että Richard eli alemmuusneuroosista käsin. Se oli hänen kotinsa ja keskuksensa.

Glossaries Business, Games, Information Security, IT
Translation education Master's degree - University of Helsinki
Experience Years of experience: 26. Registered at ProZ.com: May 2003. Became a member: Dec 2004.
ProZ.com 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
Website http://www.transamtranslations.co.uk
Events and training
Contests won 11th ProZ.com translation contest: English to Finnish
Professional practices Sami Mills Seppälä endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio

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.


Specialisations

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)

LearnGaelic.scot (Beginners A1, Speaking Our Language, Duolingo App) 


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Total pts earned: 184
PRO-level pts: 172


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French to Finnish20
Swedish to English8
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Project History Summary
Total projects13
With client feedback0
Corroborated0
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positive0
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation9
Editing/proofreading4
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
Journalism1
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




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