SKTL’s Mission


  • To represent translators and interpreters, as well as teachers, researchers and students of the profession
  • To adopt positions and issue statements on copyright issues related to translators and interpreters
  • To be in contact with authorities, cultural organisations, businesses and trade organisations
  • To adopt positions and issue statements on legislative initiatives related to the profession
  • To take part in developing education in the field
  • To be in contact with national and international organisations in the field
  • To offer advice in matters related to translation and interpreting
  • To produce communications and publications
  • To award grants
  • To mediate in disputes over price or quality between members and clients
  • To organise meetings, events, training and counselling for members

Translators and interpreters operate variously as entrepreneurs and employees. As self-employment is increasingly common in the profession, we are very familiar with questions concerning entrepreneurship.

We offer our members detailed and profound information and training, as well as a community of professionals that makes up the primary networking forum for translators and interpreters in Finland. Our five sections and the local branches in Turku, Tampere and Vaasa organise a variety of informative events each year.

SKTL is here for its members. Feel free to pass on your suggestions or wishes. Contact us and become involved!