A Few Words

About Me

Tuulikki Olkkonen, Finnish translator and transcreator

My name is Tuulikki Olkkonen, and I’m a Finnish translator and transcreator.
I have a degree in translation studies from the University of Tampere, Finland. In 2005 I found my translation business Translation Service Opale.
Besides languages, I’ve always been keen on the business. That’s why I also studied marketing and international business.

Product marketing with Search Engine Optimisation

Marketing translation was a natural choice for me as I had also studied marketing. During translation studies, my specialisation was technical communication. That’s why I’ve also done a lot of technical translations. These both together build a strong foundation for translating product marketing texts.
I have had an interest in search engine optimisation for a long time. My first jobs with keyword research I’ve done 10 years ago. At that time texts were stuffed with keywords – which is definitely not a good idea anymore. Search engine optimisation is essential for digital product marketing today.

Finnish translations for Home and Outdoors

Home & Living

Building things with my own hands has always been my thing – sometimes with great success, sometimes not. Interior design and home décor are of great interest to me.
As I had my first translations for planters, I had a boost to grow everything in my own home and garden. Since then I’ve followed gardening and outdoor furniture trends closely.
Building and construction have always been my closest technical field. I have a lot of knowledge and points of contact in that sector.

Fashion & Clothing

I’ve been sewing clothes my whole life. As I was young, I dreamed about designing clothes and earning my living with them. Clothes are my passion.

Outerwear & Outdoor products

Another passion for me is outdoor life. Translating outerwear is a natural choice as I wear them a lot. I love running in the forests, hiking and cross-country skiing.