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English to Finnish
German to Finnish
Spanish to Finnish
Finnish to Spanish

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Lahokoski Linguistics - Niina Lahokoski
Your IT & Video Game Translator

Turku, Länsi-Suomen lääni, Finland
Local time: 13:27 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Finnish Native in Finnish
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I am a professional Finnish translator with 15 years of experience in translation and localization and a Bachelor's degree in German Translation and Interpretation.

Under my business name Lahokoski Linguistics, I offer high quality translation and localization services
specialized in video game localization, software localization and translation in the fields of
information technology, office equipment, consumer electronics, websites, mobile apps, etc.

I take great pride in my work and strive for long-lasting collaboration with my clients by delivering excellent quality always on time.
I am highly productive and able to accommodate tight deadlines without compromising quality.
For references and recommendations, please see the section "Willingness to Work Again", Lahokoski Linguistics' website, and my LinkedIn profile.

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Language Pairs

English -> Finnish | German -> Finnish | Spanish -> Finnish | Swedish -> Finnish | Finnish -> Spanish*
*Translations into Spanish will be proofread by a native Spanish speaker.

Fields of Specialization

Video game localization | Software localization | Information technology | Computers and peripherals | Office equipment
Consumer electronics | Website localization | Digital photography

Translation software

SDL Trados Studio 2021 | SDL MultiTerm 2021 | MemoQ 9.5 and below | SDL Trados 2007 FL (incl. SDLX)
Memsource Personal Edition | Idiom Desktop Workbench 9.0 | Passolo Translator

Professional experience in translation

Lahokoski Linguistics, Turku, Finland April 2005 - Present
Independent translator
Translation, localization, proofreading, editing

Examples of projects (as of February 2021):

  • Video games: Localization and review of game UI, other in-game content, and marketing material for a game series for PC/Mac, consoles, and mobile. English - Finnish, over 850,000 words since 2012
  • Video games: Editing/review of in-game text localization (dialogue, UI) for a story-based mobile game, occasional translations. English - Finnish, over 160,000 words since 2019
  • Printers: Localization of firmware and documentation. English - Finnish, over 500,000 words since 2007
  • Consumer electronics: Localization of firmware, apps & user documentation for audio systems. English - Finnish, over 150,000 words since 2014
  • Software: Localization of UI for Customer Service Management software. English - Finnish, approx. 60,000 words since 2020
  • Software: Localization of UI and Help for ERP & PIM software. German - Finnish, approx. 155,000 words since 2007
  • Medical: Translation of documentation for dental and medical equipment. German/English - Finnish, over 500,000 words since 2005
  • Technical: Localization of UI and documentation for various machines and devices. German/English - Finnish, over 450,000 words since 2005

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Localsoft S.L., Málaga, Spain September 2010 - December 2010
Freelance Translator (in-house)
Video game localization project from English into Finnish.
Tasks: In an international team, together with another Finnish translator, localization of Nintendo 3DS system documentation from English into Finnish
(including the hardware manual, box text, guidelines for software (video game) manuals and box texts, warranties, info leaflets etc.),
as well as glossary creation and revision of existing glossaries.

SDL Finland, Turku, Finland May 2005 - July 2005
Trainee Translator (in-house)
Translations from English and German into Finnish.
Fields: software and video game localization, electronics, documentation, marketing, multimedia, websites, digital photography, etc.


University of Turku, Finland
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, December 2006
Main Subject: German Translation and Interpretation
Secondary Subjects: Computer Sciences, Spanish, Finnish

Personal interests and hobbies

Video games, reading, horseback riding, Argentine tango, BBC nature documentaries, British comedy, TED talks

Fun fact

I've read The Lord of the Rings in five languages - in English and Finnish so many times I've lost count!

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