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WORKING EXPERIENCE AS AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
I started my career by working in Accounting and Business Development for the Finnish Savings Banks in 1971-1976. One of my assignments was to develop a computer aided planning methodology for the Finnish Savings banks, which was highly appreciated.
I worked then from 1976 to 1982 in Sweden with Software Design in a small consultant company.
I specialized in analyzing and modeling of business processes and concepts to assist Database planning and design as well Software Engineering in IT development projects. I became one of the pioneers in this (then new) methodology in Sweden.
I established my own consultancy business in 1982 and worked then 20 years as an independent Management and IT-consultant. I specialized in areas such as Business Process and Organizational Development, Information Resource Management and Software Engineering.
My customers were among the biggest Swedish corporations, such as Ericsson, Saab, Pharmacia Corporation, Swedish Post, Folksam, SPP/Alecta, Swedish Savings Banks, Stjärn-TV/UPC, magazines Aftonbladet and Expressen, among many others. I helped my customers to define their strategic Business and IT-development plans based on the conceptual models of their business, and assisted in their IT development projects to realize stable and effective data bases and applications software.
Through my work I got to understand business principles and concepts in various branches, such as Logistics, Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications, Pharmacy, Cable-TV-networks, and Magazines – almost no branch or business process neglected.
WORKING AS A FREELANCE TRANSLATOR
I am now using my wide and through working experience as a freelance translator since 2007. Finnish is my native language, but after having lived 30 years in Sweden I regard even Swedish as my second native language. I translate between English, Finnish and Swedish, in all directions.
Since 2007 I have had an opportunity to cover a variety of special fields, such as Finance, IT, Software localization, Business Management, Marketing, Medical Equipment, Automotive, Technical translations (like owner’s manuals for cars, motorcycles such as Kawasaki and Harley Davidson), Tourism, Mines, Education, etc.
My translation output has been in average 350,000 words per year, and I have translated over 1,5 million words totally by now. My daily output can be 2000-3000 words, depending on the type of translation.
I can even take the responsibility for large translation projects in a team together with some of my colleagues, by taking a role as team leader with the goal to deliver "turn-key" translations ready to be delivered to the end-client.
Keywords: English into Finnish, English into Swedish, Finnish into English, Swedish into English, Swedish into Finnish, Finnish into Swedish, SAP, Software Engineering, User Manuals, MSDS