Hello! Welcome to my website
Would you like to get your message across to a Norwegian audience?
Every language has its own rules and rhythms.
My job is to make your texts read, flow and feel
like a piece that was written in Norwegian in the first place.
Please feel free to get in touch, so that we can discuss your needs further.
If you keep scrolling, you can find out a little bit more about me.
A few facts
(in case you’re curious)
Following my Masters in translation at Middlesex University in London, I started working full time as an independent translator in 2007. Ever since I have been taking on a wide variety of texts on a daily basis – from inspirational travel blogs to eye-catching adverts and informative business correspondence.
I grew up among the mountains and fjords in Western Norway. After some years of studies and travelling, I moved to the UK with my husband in 2005, where we lived for about 10 years. We now live on the South Coast of Finland, with lovely sea views to inspire me as I walk the dog, sip some coffee, study Finnish, read and knit.
What I can do
I trade under the name GooGaBu Oy (business registration number 2815390-6); a Limited Company in Finland that I run together with my husband, sports photographer Ville Vuorinen.
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Memberships of professional associations
- MCIL: Member, The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), UK
- MITI: Member, The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), UK
- Member, The Norwegian Association of Professional Translators (NORFAG), Norway
- Member, Nordic Editors and Translators (NEaT), Finland
- Member, The Swedish Association of Professional Translators (SFÖ), Sweden
What my clients say
I am very pleased to say that Tecnolingua Ltd have been using Svanhild Aldal for the translation of documents from English into Norwegian for some time now. Svanhild has always been friendly, helpful and professional and has provided excellent service, speed and high quality translations. I would highly recommend Svanhild.
Svanhild is exceptionally proficient and always delivers great translations. Whether she’s involved in software localisation or transcreation projects, I can count on her trustworthy insights and prompt delivery. She’s also a very humble and human person with whom I really enjoy working. I warmly recommend her services.
Svanhild is an extremely dedicated linguist and a highly-valued member of our extended team. She is always willing to help with new requests, delivering excellent quality translations on time, every time. She is a friendly, trustworthy and professional linguist who goes above and beyond to help us deliver the best possible service for our clients. Simply put, she is a joy to work with!
I look forward to hearing from you so that we can discuss your specific project and requirements, as well as my rates and availability.
You have to search far and wide to find a Norwegian linguist as skilled as Svanhild. My Norwegian client contacts as well as any Norwegian translator who has been paired up with Svanhild all say the same: her work is not only near-perfect in terms of grammar and accuracy but also stylistically on point for the context it’s been created for. I have never met any native Norwegian who has not been extremely happy with her work, which is why I continue to rely on her for everything I need in that language. As an added plus, she is fair, timely, communicative and always a pleasure to work with.