What I write
Linguistic Style Guides
Scripts for audio
Scripts for video
Written professionally since 1992.
I translate mostly to Swedish.
Studies: Creative writing & journalism.
Finnish Radio Show Host, Swedish Public Service Radio, 10 years.
Swedish-Finnish elementary school
Lead Linguist & Validator for Apple, through Hogarth, 2012–2018.
Studies: Translation training.
Content Manager & Translator, VisitSweden, 2006–2009.
Studies: Universidad de Salamanca,
Spain & Stockholm University.
I am part of a large minority of Finnish speaking people in Sweden – there are around 400,000 of us. We´re called Sweden Finns.
The spoken Finnish (puhekieli) and the written Finnish (kirjakieli) have quite different grammar rules.
While the spoken Finnish is informal, has shorter sentences and contains regional dialects, the written Finnish is formal and strictly regulated.
Fun fact: We place prepositions at the end of each noun.
The dog = koira
To the dog = koiralle
You´ll see spoken Finnish in ads, while the formal is used in texts, by officials and the media.