This is the website and blog of P-O (Per-Ola) Nilsson, authorized translator for English to Swedish, and a native Swedish speaker living in Karlskrona, Sweden. I have an MA in English, including a one-year course in translation from English to Swedish. I have worked as a translator since 1997, mostly full-time.
What is an authorized translator?
The title of authorized translator is a protected professional title. It can be used only by a translator who has passed a translation test organized by The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency in Sweden. An authorized translator is bound by professional secrecy and is subject to a professional code of conduct. Only specific individuals may be authorized, not legal entities.
I am a member of the following professional organizations:
Membership is open to authorized translators (see above).
Qualified membership is open to anyone who has worked as a translator for five years and can verify this with references from three different clients.
Membership is open to qualified literary and non-fiction translators.
In my spare time, I am writing a PhD thesis on translation from English into Swedish.