10 years of Finnish translation history

Alina Lehtinen-Vela, founder of Helsinki marketing and research company sulonorth.

sulonorth is a Helsinki-based language localization company founded by Alina Lehtinen-Vela in 2019.

Alina grew up in Finland’s Häme region and in the capital, Helsinki. She studied Scandinavian languages at the University of Helsinki. Afterwards she spent a decade as a ‘digital nomad’ working in localization, journalism, and marketing while traveling. She lived mainly in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Her writing has appeared in Mondo, Keskisuomalainen, Turun Sanomat and Etelä-Suomen Sanomat.

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