Alpo Ratia

Service provider

English translator
– Finnish national with English as second mother tongue
– Fluent also in Finnish, Swedish and German
– Freelance translator, editor and proof-reader
– Special skills in intercultural communication
– Postgraduate studies at Lund, Hamburg and Delhi Universities
– Diplomas in Translating, Information tech, Swedish and Russian

Asia specialist
– Writer, lecturer and consultant esp. on culture, religions and history
– Regional focus: South Asia (India), Himalayas, Central Asia (Tibet)
– Many original publications in these areas
– Member of scholarly associations IABS and IATS
– Board member of Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum (AEPF)



Mr. Alpo Ratia
FIN-20610 Turku
cellphone. +358 (0)44-3811000


Alpo Ratia

Quality services at a reasonable price

English translating

  • Finnish to English, Swedish to English
  • Also editing, revising and proof-reading of texts
  • Especially documentary and popular-scientific texts
  • Folklore and fiction

Asia consultancy

  • Introductory presentations and panel discussion participation
  • Lectures on specialized topics related to South, Central or East Asia
  • Consultations and project feasibility assessments
  • Writing reports, advisory statements, journal articles and book reviews to order

Getting started

– For needed translations etc., send sample pages in electronic format.
– For needed consultancy etc., send a brief sketch of the topic.
– Prices and deadlines are agreed upon in advance.
– Editing and consultancy usually charged by the hour.
– Minimum charge for contractual work 60 €.