Instructions

Welcome to our search engine!

If you are looking for a translator or an interpreter, you have come to the right place. Here you can search for the contact details of translators and interpreters and then get in touch with them directly.

Please note that the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL) does not arrange translation or interpreting services and does not provide cost estimates for these services. Nor does the SKTL send lists of translators or interpreters. However, the SKTL offers the opportunity to use this membership register search without charge to obtain translators’ and interpreters’ contact details.

If you know the name of the translator or interpreter you wish to contact, you can search for the contact details directly through the Search by name function.

Otherwise, use the Extensive search. The required search options are the languages involved (from which language and into which language you need translation or interpreting services) and the type of translation or interpreting. As needed, you can narrow down the search by adding specialisations; in this case, click on “Additional search options”.

The register data are based on the information given by our members. The SKTL is not responsible for the accuracy of the information. Use of the information for advertisement or marketing purposes is prohibited.

How do I know what type of translator or interpreter I need?

Perhaps you are unsure about the type of translator or interpreter you need. This list gives a short description that may help you to refine your search.

FICTION AND NON-FICTION TRANSLATORS

Literature translators translate, for instance, prose for light reading and literary prose, books for children and young people, plays, poetry and cartoons. Non-fiction translators translate factual prose, ranging from popularised non-fiction books to work in specialised fields, into Finnish.

SPECIALISED TRANSLATORS

Specialised translators work with many kinds of texts, for example scientific, technical, medical and commercial texts. Some typical examples include manuals, websites and marketing materials.

AUTHORISED TRANSLATORS

Translation of certificates, statements and other official documents often requires an authorised translator.

Please note that if you are looking for a professional to translate your certificate, you should start by finding out whether you need an authorised translator or whether a regular document translation is sufficient. Not all specialised document translators are authorised translators and sometimes only an authorised translation of a certificate will be accepted.

AUDIOVISUAL TRANSLATORS

The work of audiovisual translators involves the subtitling and/or narration of foreign-language television programmes, films, DVDs and games.

INTERPRETERS

Conference interpreters work at events arranged by companies and organisations, such as international congresses and conferences, negotiations and at the press conferences of heads of state and businesses. Conference interpreting can take place consecutively (the interpreter interprets after the speaker) or simultaneously (the interpreter interprets while the speaker is talking).

Court interpreters work at pre-trial investigations and court hearings.

Community interpreters work in various interaction settings where the individual and an institution have no common language.