Summary in English

TAVESTRA Translation Service

TAVESTRA Translation Service, established in 2004, relies on the strong, more than 20-year translation experience of its owner Tarja Vesterinen. The company provides personal translation service to both corporate customers and private clients. The languages are Finnish-English, English-Finnish, Swedish-Finnish and Swedish-English. Assignments today cover several fields of commerce, industry and administration, but are not limited to these alone.

Translation experience

Tarja Vesterinen started her translation career during her studies in the School of Translation Studies, Turku University, in an engineering office called Teollisuusmittaus Oy (drying machinery for paper mills). After graduation in 1992 (Master of Arts), Ms. Vesterinen moved to Helsinki to serve as the translator of the Defense Attaché Office at the American Embassy, Helsinki. At that time, the texts mostly dealt with defence and foreign policy, EU affairs, national defence, and military technology.

In order to expand her horizons, Ms. Vesterinen established her own freelance-based translation service TAVESTRA in 2004, after 12-year service in the American Embassy. TAVESTRA’s first customers included the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Aker Yards, Turku (currently Meyer Turku Oy), which still today continue their cooperation with TAVESTRA. Subcontracting to major Finnish translation agencies (Semantix Finland in particular) has further expanded the customer base and added new areas of expertise to Ms. Vesterinen’s resumé.

For further information please contact:

Tavestra Translation Service
Tarja Vesterinen
Lauttasaarentie 19 A 1
00200 Helsinki

tel. +358 (0)50 536 4294

e-mail: info(at)