About me

Mika Oksanen, born 1970, Jyväskylän maalaiskunta, Finland.

Career highlights

Private trader under the business name Branchlet Language since 2010 (currently in Kuopio, previously in Suonenjoki, Vantaa and Jyväskylä)

Language Specialist, Air Force Command Finland, 2017–18 (Jyväskylä–Tikkakoski)

Translator, Bellcrest Translations, 2003–09 (Helsinki, Vantaa)

Day Porter, Imperial London Hotels, 2000 (London, UK)

Degrees and qualifications

MA, University of Helsinki, English and German translation and interpretation, 2006

Authorised translator’s degree, English to Finnish, 2009

Romance philology (French), basic and intermediary studies, University of Jyväskylä, 2016–present

(also a passed matriculation exam in the Russian language, 2017, and sign language studies, 2014–17)


Adulthood hobbies

Baseball umpire, ice hockey off-ice official, amateur musician (guitar and vocals)