Get to know me in three:
- My home away from home:
- Chicago, with its wind and ever-so changing weather pattern, has become my home away from home – a 5000-mile jump over the pond. Thus far, I have had mainly positive experiences with the people here. My extended family lives here and they are lovely. They are close to both my home and my heart.
- The values that influence me:
- Two values that inspire me are honesty and dedication. Honesty is a value that I endeavor to live by every day. Dedication for work is something that inspires me in my role.
- What makes LCW special:
- Meeting people from such varied walks of life here at LCW makes this a special place. Every co-worker and client brings such interesting experiences and stories with them. I can’t wait to learn more and get to know everyone better.
Joseph was brought up in a trilingual family speaking English, Finnish and Swedish. He studied Swedish, English, German, and French in school, and took self-study lessons in Spanish, which continue, with a current addition in Russian.
Joseph studied translation, literature, and culture and graduated with a B.A. In addition, he completed a certificate in technical writing and authoring.
Joseph began his career in technical customer service and translation prior to graduation. He began working as a freelance translator and proofreader while at university. Later, he worked for a translation agency and for Caterpillar CES Germany as a technical translation project manager.
Joseph has lived in Finland, Germany, The UK, and now he is living in the US, which he considers his home.