Your Finnish translation service provider
Wacky Words is a translation company offering translation services from English and Swedish to Finnish and Finnish to English, as well as proofreading and other language-related services in Finnish. It is run by me, Maura Kontio, an experienced translator, reviser, editor, project manager - whatever the situation calls for. I have worked in the translation and communication business full time since 2005, first as an in-house translator at a translation agency (also doing some subtitling on the side) and since 2010 as a freelance language specialist. Over the years, I have translated more or less everything from lipstick adverts to drilling rig manuals. My strengths include exceptional grammatical accuracy and high sensitivity to the style of any source text.
I have a solid educational background for my job: I majored in English translation at the University of Tampere, completing my Master's degree in 2007. My minor subjects included Swedish translation, Finnish communications and North American studies, and I also dedicated one academic year to technical communications studies.
To ensure consistent style and terminology in my translations, I use modern translation tools, such as SDL Studio.
My office is located in Lempäälä, Finland, but I offer services globally. Should you have any translation or language consultation needs in the above-mentioned languages, don’t hesitate to contact me!