Laila Zenner runs the civil engineering company Zenner that her father started in the 1970s. With a staff of 10, the company takes on mid-sized projects for both new buildings and renovations.
A talented engineer herself, Laila and her expert team specialize in plumbing, ventilation, heating, acoustics and pneumatic tubing. They do research for reports and on new techniques in their own testing laboratory.
Zenner found that they were doing more business with English-speaking customers who don’t know Finnish, both in Finland and in other countries. So they wanted to provide their services more completely in English. The employees who were most skilled in English did a translation themselves, but because they were not native speakers, they understood that it needed checking.
In 2017, Laila asked me to proofread and edit the English versions of their website text and various report templates. The fact that I have done a lot of language work in the engineering field helped my understanding of the technical terms and meant that I could complete the project ahead of schedule.
“It’s been easy to work with James. Everything was agreed on in writing in advance. James has always delivered on schedule and I’ve been very pleased with the quality of his work. He has a really good understanding of technical jargon. I can warmly recommend him to anybody who needs similar work done.” – Laila Zenner
You can visit Zenner here.