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SERVICES PROVIDED

  • English to Finnish and Finnish to English translations
  • Finnish editing and proofreading
  • Finnish translation evaluation
  • Trados and MultiTerm training
  • All translations into English are proofread by a native English speaking proofreader

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Life Sciences (incl. Medicine and Genetics)
  • Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Technical documents and manuals
  • Computers (software and hardware)
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Requests for other subjects are also welcome.

EDUCATION

  • 1994 Ph.D. (Entomology, Biological Control), Department of Entomological Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, USA. - Dissertation title: Genetic Improvement of the Predatory Mite Amblyseius finlandicus (Phytoseiidae): Selection for Pesticide Resistance.
  • 1988 Master of Science (Agricultural Zoology; supporting subjects Horticultural Sciences and Plant Pathology), Department of Agricultural and Forest Zoology, University of Helsinki, Finland.Thesis title: Carabids (Col., Carabidae) and staphylinids (Col., Staphylinidae) as predators of cabbage and turnip root fly (Delia radicum (L.) and D. floralis (Fall.)) eggs.
  • University course work includes: Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Chemistry & Toxicology, Genetics, Computer Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Soil Sciences, Forestry, Engineering, and Marketing.

TRANSLATION RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 1995 – present. Freelance translations/proofreading for over 200 translation companies and direct clients in North America, Europe and Asia, incl. AAC Global Oy (Turku, Finland), Adams Translation Services (Austin, TX), Caterpillar, Inc. (Peoria, IL), CommuniCare (London, UK), Crimson Language Services, Eriksen Translations (New York), Global Translation Systems, Inc. (Chapel Hill, NC), IDEA Institute (Tokyo, Japan), Idem Translations, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA), Lionbridge Technologies, MTT Agrifood Research Finland (Jokioinen, Finland), National Geographic Society (Washington D.C.), Pacolet International Translation, Inc. (Rockford, IL), PTIGlobal (Portland, OR), Ralph McElroy Translation Company (Austin, TX), and Transperfect Translations.
  • End-clients include: 3M, Allergan, Amana, Bard, Caterpillar, Cordis Corporation, Dell, W.L. Gore, Hewlett-Packard, Homelite, IntraTherapeutics, Kodak, Murray, Nike, Respironics, Smiths Medical, Vermeer, Zircon.
  • Translations include: user’s guides and instructions for home and restaurant appliances, computers and software, motor vehicles, medical equipment and devices, tools, and industrial machinery; computer programs; web sites; chemical/hazardous material databases, MSDS forms; summaries of product characteristics for medicines; medical reports and questionnaires; IVRS prompts and site materials; legal and business documents; product labels, and advertisement texts.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 1996 – Freelance writer.
  • 1995 Post-doctoral researcher. University of Florida / University of California: Compilation of a bibliographic database on phytoseiid mites.
  • 1995 Program tester. Northern Lights Software (Fairfax, CA).
  • 1986 – 1989 Departmental Assistant. Department of Agricultural and Forest Zoology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Teaching and grading several laboratory courses in basic and applied zoology, student counseling, management of departmental computer resources.
  • 1985 – 1986 Substituting teacher for elementary school grades 1-5. City of Vantaa, Finland.
  • 1984 Horticultural trainee. Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, England.
  • 1983 Horticultural trainee. Multiflora Garden Center, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 1982 Horticultural trainee. City of Helsinki, Department of Parks, Finland.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2003 – Over 30 Translation Technology-related workshops and courses.
  • 1987 – 1988 Three 10-hour courses in Agricultural Entomology for high school teachers. University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • 1986 – 1989 Departmental Assistant. Department of Agricultural and Forest Zoology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Teaching and grading several laboratory courses in basic and applied entomology, student counseling.
  • 1985 – 1986 Substituting teacher for elementary school grades 1-5, City of Vantaa, Finland (approx. 600 hours).
  • 1983 Mentor for new university students, University of Helsinki, Finland.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES and CERTIFICATES

  • 1997 ATA (American Translators Association) Accreditation for Translation from English into Finnish.
  • 1993 Competitive Grant and Effective Report Writing, Entomological Society of America Certification Program. Four hour workshop.
  • 1988 Nordic Doctoral Course on Integrated Pest Management, University of Helsinki. Two weeks.
  • 1987 Training program on Simulation and Systems Management in Crop Protection, held in Helsinki, Finland (organized by the Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands). Two weeks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Proficient in: Finnish, English
  • Knowledge of: Italian, German, French and Swedish

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Translators Association (ATA)
    • ATA certified from English into Finnish
    • ATA Certification exam grader, English-Finnish, 1997 – present
    • ATA Certification Language Chair, English-Finnish, 1999 – 2005
    • ATA Certification Committee Member, 2001 – 2005
    • ATA Nominating Committee Chair, 2007 – present
  • Northern California Translators Association (NCTA)
    • Board Member, 2003 – 2011
    • President, 2005 – 2011

REFERENCES

Available upon request.

FELLOWSHIPS and FUNDING SUPPORT

  • The Academy of Finland, National Research Council for Agriculture and Forestry, Ph.D studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1989 – 1993.
  • The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Ph.D studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1990.
  • August Johannes and Aino Tiura Agricultural Research Foundation, Ph.D studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1994.
  • International Congress of Acarology, Participation grant for the IX International Congress of Acarology, Ohio, USA, 1994
  • The Scientific Foundation of the Finnish Association of Academic Agronomists, Ph.D studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1994.
  • United States Department of Agriculture, National Biological Control Institute, Compilation and publication of a bibliography of the Phytoseiidae, 1994-1995.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Translation-related
  • Kostiainen, T. 2009. Teaching Trados in India, Part II. Translorial (September 2009): 7.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2009. Teaching Trados in India, Part I. Translorial (May 2009): 7.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2009. ATA Translation Seminar in San Francisco. The ATA Chronicle (July 2009): 24-27.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2009. Trados Tip. Using MultiTerm with Trados, Part 2. Where Do I Get MultiTerm Glossaries? Language Tech News (July 2009): 9-12.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2009. Trados Tip. Using MultiTerm with Trados, Part 1. Did You Forget MultiTerm? Language Tech News (February 2009): 6-8.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2008. Trados Tip. SDL Trados Filter Settings for Excel. Language Tech News (November 2008): 15-16.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2008. Trados Tip. Concordance. Language Tech News (June 2008): 14.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2008. Trados Tip. Substitutions. Language Tech News (March 2008): 11.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2007. Trados Tip. Language Tech News (December 2007): 14.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2007. Trados Tip. Language Tech News (September 2007): 13.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2007. Trados Tip. Language Tech News (May 2007): 14.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2007. The ATA Nominating Committee: A Peek Behind the Curtains. The ATA Chronicle (August 2007): 12-13.
  • Kostiainen, T. 2007. Picking Berries With TRADOS. The ATA Chronicle (January 2007): 23-28.
Scientific
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1994. Egg-harvesting allows large scale rearing of Amblyseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in the laboratory. Experimental and Applied Acarology 18: 155-165.
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1994. Genetic improvement of Amblyseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae): laboratory selection for resistance to azinphosmethyl and dimethoate. Experimental and Applied Acarology 18: 469-484.
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1994. Variability in resistance to organophosphorous insecticides in field-collected colonies of Amblyseius finlandicus (Oudemans) (Acari, Phytoseiidae). Journal of Applied Entomology 117: 370-379.
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1995. Laboratory evaluation of a laboratory-selected OP-resistant strain of Amblyseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) for possible use in Finnish apple orchards. Biocontrol Science and Technology 5: 297-311.
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1996. The Phytoseiidae as Biological Control Agents of Pest Mites. A Bibliography (1960-1994) . University of Florida, IFAS Publication, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Monograph 17. 355p.
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1996. Genetic improvement of Amblyseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae): selection for resistance to azinphosmethyl and dimethoate and laboratory evaluation of the selected strain. In: R. Mitchell et al. (eds.) Acarology IX: Proceedings (9th International Congress of Acarology) vol. 1. Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, Ohio, pp. 229-231.
  • Tuovinen, T. & Kostiainen, T. 1994. Kotimaiset petopunkit tärkeä luonnonvara [Domestic predatory mites – an important natural resource] [in Finnish]. Agro-Food ’94 Congress (Poster Exhibition), Tampere, Finland, 15.-17.11.1994.
Popular science, general
  • Kostiainen, T. 1991. Tarvitsemmeko torjunta-aineita kestäviä torjuntaeliöitä [Do we need pesticide resistant biocontrol agents] [in Finnish]. Kasvinsuojelulehti 24 (4): 130-132.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1995. Kotimainen torjunta-aineita kestävä petopunkkikanta valmis kenttäkokeisiin [Domestic pesticide resistant predatory mite strain ready for field tests] [in Finnish]. Kasvinsuojelulehti 28 (2): 41-43.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1995. Torjunta-aineita kestävä petopunkkikanta valmis kenttäkokeisiin [Pesticide resistant predatory mite strain ready for field tests] [in Finnish]. Puutarha 98 (6): 356-358.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Golden Gate Raptor Observatory – jokamiehen petolintututkimusta Kaliforniassa [Golden Gate Raptor Observatory – raptor research in California] [in Finnish]. Linnut 31 (4): 16-19.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Kalifornia tuottaa muutakin kuin Hollywoodin hedelmiä [California as a major horticultural producer] [in Finnish]. Puutarha 99 (6): 324-325.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Mansikanviljely yksivuotista Kaliforniassa [Annual strawberry cultivation in California] [in Finnish]. Puutarha 99 (7): 384-386
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Metyylibromidin käyttökielto Kaliforniassa [Ban on the use of methyl bromide in California] [in Finnish]. Puutarha 99 (5): 256-257.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Metyylibromidin käytölle jatkoaikaa Kaliforniassa [Extension to the use of methyl bromide in California] [in Finnish]. Kasvinsuojelulehti 29 (3): 73-75.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Puumista päättämässä [Fate of mountain lions] [in Finnish]. Suomen Luonto 55 (6): 45.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Sade tuhosi mansikka- ja kirsikkasatoja [Rain destroyed strawberry and cherry crops]. Puutarha 99 (7): 386.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Syötävät kukat vakiinnuttaneet asemansa Yhdysvalloissa [Edible flowers have established their place in the US market] [in Finnish]. Puutarha 99 (12): 610-612.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1996. Torjunta-aine syö otsonia [Pesticide eats ozone] [in Finnish]. Suomen Luonto 55 (7): 46.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1997. USA:ssa odotetaan uutta luomulakia [A new organic foods law is expected in the US] [in Finnish]. Puutarha & Kauppa 1 (15): 24.
  • Kostiainen, T. 1998. Viinirypäleestä rusinaksi [From grapes to raisins] [in Finnish]. Kotipuutarha 58 (1): 66-67.
Translation-related presentations and workshops
Presentations in Scientific Meetings
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1992. Variability in resistance to OP insecticides in field-collected strains of Amblyseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Entomological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 6.-9.12.1992.
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1993. Genetic improvement of Amblyseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae): selection for resistance to OP insecticides. Entomological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 12.-16.12.1993.
  • Kostiainen, T. & Hoy, M. A. 1994. Genetic improvement of Amblyseius finlandicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae): Selection for resistance to azinphosmethyl and dimethoate and laboratory evaluation of the selected strain. IX International Congress of Acarology, Columbus, OH, USA, 17.-22.7.1994.
  • Tuovinen, T. & Kostiainen, T. 1994. Kotimaiset petopunkit tärkeä luonnonvara [Domestic predatory mites – an important natural resource] [in Finnish]. Agro-Food ’94 Congress (Poster Exhibition), Tampere, Finland, 15.-17.11.1994.

COMPUTER RESOURCES

  • Software: MS Windows 7, MS Office 2007, Adobe Acrobat XI Professional, Trados Studio 2011, memoQ 5 and Deja Vu X 7.5

 

 

 

 

 

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