Pentti Rinne (Mr.)
1414 - 125th SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 644-2413 Fax/Modem: (425) 641-0177
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English-to-Finnish-to-English translator, software localizer: Finnish as native language. Experienced in many phases of software localization and manual production, translating, editing, formatting, indexing and proofreading. Special expertise in indexing, Visual Basic, Word Basic macros, data transfer, Microsoft applications, DTP.

Free lance Assignments


1985 onward

  • Translating computer hardware and software manuals from English into Finnish (AST, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Kodak, Microsoft, Motorola, etc.)
  • Other translation fields: machinery, electronics, business

Microsoft, 1986–1997

  • Indexer, on-line and print indexes.
  • Macro writer for support macros and utilities in various production tasks.
  • Production coordinator, content editor, on foreign language manuals of Microsoft applications (Swedish, Finnish, German)
  • Visual Basic programmer of in-house tools for indexing and proofreading tasks

Microrim, 1988-1989

  • Localizer and tester for R:BASE (Swedish).



Aldus, 1988

  • Tester and proofreader of PageMaker (Finnish/Swedish)


  • NOTIS; Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer; FFSC, membership secretary

Other work experience

Equipment & software


BA equivalent from HYL (Private Lyceum of Helsinki), Helsinki, Finland, 1958. Self-studies in English, German and French languages since 1969. Production editing seminars at Microsoft.


Finnish citizen, US resident since 1966.

References and work samples upon request.