Maarit Koponen has an MA in English Philology (2005) from the University of Helsinki and is currently writing her PhD in Language Technology (focusing on machine translation evaluation and post-editing) at the University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages. She works as a Translation Studies teaching assistant and has taught computer-assisted translation at the University of Helsinki and professional translation as a visiting teacher at the University of Eastern Finland. She has also worked as a professional translator for over five years.
Dr Leena Salmi currently works as Professor of Multilingual Translation Studies at the School of Languages and Translation Studies at the University of Turku. She also works as a freelance translator. She has lectured in topics such as translation technology, localisation and EU translation. Her PhD (2004) dealt with the usability of computer documentation, and her current research interests include information-seeking on the Web as part of the translator’s work and the amount of translated texts in everyday life.