Ulla Paasonen, ma

Professional English > Finnish translator

Email: ulla@fenix.fi

Phone: +358 40 760 1384

Vaskonrinne 1, 40520 Jyväskylä, Finland


Professional translator with academic education, background in IT, and over 10 years of translation experience.
Native Finn with 9 years of residency in England, Ireland, the US, and Australia (dual citizen).







Key competences

Able to complete projects to a high standard and on time

Able to learn and adopt new technologies fast

Able to solve problems and adjust to new situations

Able to take responsibility

Professional experience

Freelance translator, 2003 >

Have set up and run own business in two countries, Finland and Australia.  A regular contributor for several IT and translation companies. Have gained solid experience in projects related to IT, technology, software localisation, websites, medical instruments, consumer electronics, telecommunication, navigation, security systems, marketing, and tourism.

In-house translator, 2001-2002

Alpha CRC Ltd, Cambridge, UK | http://www.alphacrc.com

Worked as senior English to Finnish translator in a major software localisation company. Localised large business suites, technical documentation, websites, newsletters, marketing materials, and games. Also assisted in systems support and helped train new employees.

Manager in technical support, 1998-2000

Lexmark ISSC, Dublin, Ireland | http://www.lexmark.com

Worked as customer support manager for the largest European market with responsibility over 20 technical support agents specializing in consumer ink jet printers. Enabled the team to achieve set business objectives and was quoted a role model leader.

Related experience

During studying years worked in software design with two IT companies gaining a good insight in the software industry. Also studied Spanish at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and worked with the Finnish Embassy in London, UK.

Education and accreditations

MA in Translation Studies, University of Tampere, Finland, 2001

Authorized English > Finnish translator, Finland, 2003

NAATI accredited translator, Australia, 2004
Systems Analyst and Programmer, Jyväskylä Commercial College, Finland, 1991

CAT tools

Trados, memoQ and client specific translation systems