About me

ANNA WIMAN   TRANSLATION & COMMUNICATION

Translation, transcreation, proofreading and quality assurance from German and English to Swedish.


Convey your message and reach your Swedish audience.


ABOUT ANNA WIMAN


I knew I wanted to work with the written word when I got my first computer at 11 years old.


I was born in Geldern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, to Swedish parents. I was bilingual before starting pre-school. My intercultual background has helped me tremendously in my understanding of first and foremost the German language and most importantly, the ability to adapt it to native Swedish.


I spent my entire childhood with my nose in a book and was raised in a language-loving, freelance translator home. My parents have been in the business for over 20 years and we travelled a lot – I had visited 30 countries in Europe and overseas by the age of 23. Despite being surrounded by terminology discussions at the breakfast table as a kid, I decided to study media, communication and public relations at Linneaus University in Växjö and then do a little bit of everything in my early 20s:


I travelled Europe (based in Brussels and the Balkans) as a freelance journalist, I worked as a public relations assistant with NATO in Kosovo and took random university courses and training programmes just for fun in foreign correspondence, leadership and development theory, photography and movie production, foreign policy etc. I’ve also worked with tourism in my hometown and as a substitute teacher.

Language training


2007-2008        Advanced level German         Humboldt University in Berlin, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, University of Passau


2009-2010        Advanced level German         Leuphana University of Lüneburg (part of exchange year, I also took classes in media globalization, war                                                                                              journalism and political science among others, all in German)


2010                   Obtained the DSH2                  Leuphana University of LüneburgDeutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang

                                                                                German language proficiency test at an advanced levelThe diploma is proof of advanced proficiency.

ANNA WIMAN TRANSLATION & COMMUNICATION

AWTRANSCOM – since 2013


I started my translation company, Anna Wiman Translation & Communication in early 2013 and I’ve enjoyed working full-time on a freelance basis since then, translating content for a number of major and sometimes global companies.  I also carry out work for smaller businesses trying to break into the Swedish market.


I live with my husband and our son, born in 2016, in Växjö in the south of Sweden. Fun fact: We speak Swedish and German at home – German was the only common language my husband and I had when we met and it kind of stuck around as one of our everyday life languages...

Teamwork


I’ve built a small and stable network of freelance colleagues over the years. Sometimes we work together to meet the needs of our clients. In reality, that often means forming a team where one translates and the other proofreads/does quality assurance. You can choose if you want us to invoice together or separately.


It is time consuming to search the market for freelancers and contacting a translation agency is not always the best solution for your project. Direct contact with the linguist working on your material can be a great asset.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you are looking for a team solution for your project!

LET’S WORK TOGETHER


As a freelancer, I’m not a slave to specific office hours. If I have time,

I also take on urgent projects. Even at weekends and on holidays!


ANNA WIMAN TRANSLATION & COMMUNICATION

Translation, transcreation, proofreading and quality assurance

from German and English to Swedish.


Let me convey your message and reach your Swedish audience.

Company registration number: 880527-7483

VAT number: SE880527748301

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