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
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Native speaker of Danish and Swedish
  • Language instructor at the American Swedish Intitute
Rasmussen, Mitra
(dept.)
mitra.rasmussen@gmail.com
  • Academic
  • Business
  • Medical
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Scientific/ Technical
  • Also translates from English
  • Oral interpreting
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Has worked within translation in Silicon Valley for 4 years

Finnish Translators

 

Name Email Specialties Qualifications
Karvonen, Daniel
(dept.)
karvonen@umn.edu
  • Academic
  • Business
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Scientific/Technical
  • 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
  • B.A. Norwegian
  • MPhil from University of Oslo
  • Over 15 years of translation experience
Walters, Natalie

turnernatalieruth@gmail.com

  • Business
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Oral interpreting
  • Also translates from English
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Lived/worked in Norway for 5 years
  • Fluent in bokmål
  • Language certification papers in oral, written and verbal fluency
  • Co-taught a Norwegian course at Midekirken's Norwegian Language and Culture program (Minneapolis)

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 Danish and Swedish
  • Language instructor at the American Swedish Intitute