I'm a freelance translator for Estonian/English and I have had more than 14 years of formal English education including English courses at the Tallinn University of Technology. I have worked in an English-speaking environment for a long time and as a freelance translator for the past 11 years, providing native level translations to and from Estonian. My translations are 50/50 into Estonian and English (also from Finnish) alike and I also provide editing/QA services.
I have processed a wide range of technical manuals (for example for Caterpillar, Hyundai, Toyota, Ford, Ducati, Konecranes, Samsung, KitchenAid, LG, HP, GE Healthcare etc.) and have excellent experience also with legal documents (EU, Estonian and Finnish legislation, court documents, forensic materials, contracts, patents) product medical device manuals, information sheets, medical research files, PILs and various other topics.
I translate and revise (EN) academic work – articles, abstracts, papers – on different topics. I have mostly revised different level theses in English, eg about smart textiles of biotechnology, but also linguistics, which is my own main area. This is what I do best. I always work in close cooperation with the author to make sure the text will meet their needs.
While I mainly translate from English into Estonian, I know plenty of Finnish to translate from it. I have no specific area of expertise, but I have had a lot of translation experience in many different fields in my more than a decade long career.
I have been a freelance translator since 2007. I have translated technical texts (IT, medical, manuals, also articles) and subtitles for hundreds of movies, TV shows and documentaries on various topics. Translating truly is my passion and I absolutely love playing with words and using my creativity to ensure a very pleasing, simple to understand and accurate outcome. I work fast and efficiently, I am a quick learner, extremely thorough, flexible, and I always do my research. I am extremely eager and willing to learn more, improve my skills and grow. I have experience with CAT tools, I’m excellent with computers, and have no problem learning to use new tools and programs.