We concentrate on what we know best
We love what we do. We know our strengths and only take on assignments that we are confident we can deliver to the highest standard.
Our translations are always 100% human
Machine Translation (MT) cannot, even at its best, reach the fluency or accuracy of a fully human translation. In addition, Finnish is a difficult language to learn even for humans, let alone for machines, which is why Lahokoski Linguistics does not offer or use MT or even post-edited machine translations.
We do not shun technology completely, however. We use the latest Translation Memory software (called CAT – Computer Aided Translation). The software saves every translated phrase or sentence alongside the original text into a Translation Memory so that any piece of text only needs to be translated once, saving time. Thanks to this, we can offer discounts on repetitive texts and save you money, too. Translation Memory software also enables searching for previously translated terms and phrases, which helps to maintain terminological and stylistic consistency. The translator always checks and edits all TM suggestions carefully to make sure that they fit the context.
Your project stays with us
Translation companies sometimes outsource your project to another company or freelance translator. There can even be several middlemen between you and the (often anonymous) person who actually translates your text – each adding to costs, causing delays, compromising confidentiality, and complicating communication.
As a small business, Lahokoski Linguistics handles every project personally. You will know exactly who will translate your text, and can easily keep in touch during and after the project in case any questions arise. Without the middlemen and overhead of larger companies, it keeps our prices more affordable.
Tailored service and pricing
We make sure to understand your needs and expectations right from the beginning. Whether you need a simple translation for personal use, a humorous translation for your game, or a fully polished, creative text for effectively marketing your products: we deliver what you need, when you need it, and for a price matching the level of service required.
We have a network of trustworthy translators covering various Scandinavian and European languages
If you have a project that needs to be translated into several languages, we can organize a multilingual team for you. If you need translations in specialized fields that we do not offer, we can help you find translators for those as well. All professionals are colleagues who we know and have worked with personally, so we can recommend them without reservation.
Ten years and counting!
We have been in the translation and linguistics business since 2005, and we’re still going strong with an ever-changing roster of client opportunities.
Here are a few examples of our current, still ongoing projects (updated in February 2015):
- A PC game series: Localization and review of UI, other game content, and marketing material. English – Finnish,
over 400,000 words since 2012
- An online game: Localization and review of game text and instructions. English – Finnish, approximately 155,000 words since 2011
- ERP & PIM software: Localization of UI and Help. German – Finnish, approximately 140,000 words since 2007
- Printers: Localization of firmware and documentation. English – Finnish, over 400,000 words since 2007
- Printers: Translation and review of marketing material. English – Finnish, approximately 40,000 words since 2011
- Medical devices: Translation of documentation. German/English – Finnish, over 500,000 words since 2005