Devoted Swedish-English translator with 3 years of experience.
Able to work quickly & meet tight deadlines. Easily accessible at all times.
Previous translation projects include medical documents, user manuals, CVs, a Master’s thesis, invoices & more.
Besides my linguistic abilities as a native Swedish speaker, I also offer broad knowledge of Swedish cultural differences.
Experienced in many different translation fields, especially marketing & medical.
I am a Swedish native, grown up in south Sweden and studied and worked in Stockholm. I also have experience to the Swedish spoken in Finland, and I speak or understand seven other European languages - making it easy for me to compare. I also have other non-translation work experience in business, finance, corporate polices and journalism. As my studies range from archaeology to physics, I have a wide range of knowledge that is handy when translating.
I translate both formal and informal text. Formal texts concern often integrity and privacy and other policies. As I have ample of experience with policy writing, I understand the complexity and the need for coherence. I prefer tasks where there is more space to consider as this is one of the best guarantees for a quality work.
Former English and Swedish teacher who has been working as a freelance translator and proofreader during the past five years.
Diligent and meticulous, and I never give up in trying to find and give a perfect translation even in areas that I am semi-confident in. You always learn interesting new things when translating.
Since I have been working since I was 16 years old, as an office assistant, administrator, bus driver, truck driver, receptionist, shop assistant, sales assistant, tax officer, construction and engineering administrator, project manager, insurance agent, documentation control manager, transcriber and translator, I feel no need to list all these jobs and educations below. My experience is vast, and i am still curious about almost everything in this universe.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London
My name is Åsa and I'm a freelancer in translation,
editing and localization and very interested in working with
Swedish is my mother tongue, and for the past two years I
have lived and worked in London.
For two years I have worked as a freelancer at Upwork
(formerly oDesk), mainly with data entry, localization and
translation. During this time I have honed several skills,
such as working quickly, accurately and always with the client\'s need in mind. Many
tasks consisted of Swedish localization of English terms,
which has greatly increased my acumen and speed.
Although at university I studied primarily philosophy (but
also history as an undergraduate), I have always had a
strong interest in English language and literature and have
taken every opportunity to pursue this interest; for example during summers in
Edinburgh and London. Spending most of my spare time reading
has also increased my knowledge and understanding of the
English language and how best to translate it.
During my time at Swedish universities much of the teaching
was conducted in English and I wrote virtually every paper
and thesis in the language I love. I also spent an exchange
term at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
I'm a native Swedish linguist with a Master of Laws from Uppsala University. I have advanced knowledge in English as well as upper intermediate skills in both Spanish and Japanese.
Currently based in Osaka, Japan. I love languages and spend my free time reading and writing.