Scandinavian & Finnish Translators

The Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch maintains an informal list of translators. Everyone on the list will translate general texts into English. Some are interested in translating in special areas and these are noted. For more information, contact the individual directly.

The Department does not certify translators and assumes no responsibility for the quality of the translation. The agreement reached between you and any translator is a personal one and should in no way be construed as reflecting departmental policies.

Danish Translators

Name Email Specialties Qualifications
Haaland, Ingela ingela_eilert@yahoo.com
  • Academic
  • Business
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Native speaker of Danish
  • M.Ed. from the U of MN, 2001
  • Translate documents from Danish to English on a regular basis
  • Language instructor at the American Swedish Institute

Finnish Translators

Name Email Specialties Qualifications
Haataja, Daniel
(dept.)
haataja@umn.edu
  • Academic
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Finnish Instructor at the University of Minnesota
  • BA in Finnish and Russian
  • MA and PhD in Linguistics
  • Translated large (entire Finnish novel) and small projects

Norwegian Translators

Name Email Specialties Qualifications
Lappi, Michelle
(dept.)
narniakos@yahoo.com
  • Academic
  • Business
  • Genealogy
  • Legal
  • Oral interpreting
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • BA in Norwegian
  • MPhil from University of Oslo
  • Fluent in bokmål, can translate from other dialects
  • 20 years of translation experience
  • Over 20 years experience living and working in Norway
Walters, Natalie

turnernatalieruth@gmail.com

  • Business
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Oral interpreting
  • Also translates from English
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Lived and worked in Fredrikstad and Oslo, Norway, for 5 years
  • Fluent in bokmål
  • Advanced Norwegian language certification (level 3) papers in oral, written, and verbal fluency
  • Have been studying and speaking Norwegian since 2009

Swedish Translators

Name Email Specialties Qualifications
Haaland, Ingela ingela_eilert@yahoo.com
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Also translates from English
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Native speaker of Swedish
  • Language instructor at the American Swedish Institute
  • M.Ed. from the U of MN, 2001
  • Translate documents from Swedish to English on a regular basis