Tan Translations

When, What and Why?


Founded in 2012

Founded in 2012 by Charnette Bank, who finally decided to answer the long over-due call to the pen. As a written word fanatic since childhood and a language geek, her new career path was obvious; this was something she'd dreamt about for years...



Tan Translations is currently working in the languages English-Swedish, but there are plans...



The professional blog of Tan Translations, which you'll find on this site, is about such exciting topics as languages, translation, and writing. Charnette is also running a personal blog about her life; Charnette - Padawan & Ponderer, both in Swedish, and in English. She's addicted to photography and Photoshop, which you can see for yourselves if you check out her marvelously amateurish photo gallery.




The Japanese saying "Shikata ga nai" is one of her mottos.

She loves Japan, and likes Asia in general a tad too much.

She despises narrow minded people.

She believes we are here to learn.

She has been accused of being too meticulous, and a Jack-in-office! Although she herself might say she's just into order, and is naturally curious! About everything!

She fears arrogance and ignorance, and hopes to die as wise as master Yoda.


Charnette is a globetrotter, who loves languages, photography and learning new stuff. She is a firm believer you can never escape your destiny, but still believes you - yourself - have to make your destiny come true. Contradictions is her middlename.

Charnette's translating experience was quite slim as she started out on the freelance path, but due to hard work it's growing in a steady pace. She has an incredible will power, and her goal is to include other languages on her repertoar; namely Japanese as well as Thai.

Free time is something Charnette periodically doesn't have enough of (who does?), but when she does you seldom see her without her camera or her computer - those are her two favourite things. She is also an animal lover, and with big, dreamy eyes she is hoping to one day open up a shelter for the needy, furry things in her new home country Thailand.

and, but, so, well: who is Tan?


Charnette has all her life had trouble with non-Swedish people - they simply cannot pronounce her name without serious difficulty. Her Thai fiancee gave her a Thai nickname: Tan (basically only short for Nettan, which is the nickname her family use), but much easier to pronounce.

Charnette decided it to be a perfect fit for both her and her company; short & simple, easy to remember.


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 仕方がない - shikata ga nai - it can't be helped 

Japanese phrase


What Can I Do For You and What Will It Cost You?



Tan Translations' working languages are currently English & Swedish. When you order a translation from Tan Translations you'll get proofreading and editing for free. In general, translation rates are based on the amount of words in the source language, i.e. the original text, rather than an hourly rate.

The prices below also include free proofreading and editing:

  • € 0.10/word
  • $ 0.13/word
  • SEK 0.80/word



Tan Translations provide proofreading and editing in both Swedish and English. I provide this service for free if you hire me for a translation project. In general, proofreading and/or editing are usually charged on an hourly basis, rather than a per word rate.

Currently the hourly rates for proofreading and editing are:

  • € 30/h
  • $ 40/h
  • SEK 250/h



Any subject, any type. To get a better grasp of Tan Translations' writing style please visit Tan Translations' professional blog and for more personal writing from Charnette visit: Charnette - Padawan & Ponderer; Swedish version or English Version. Any written project is charged per piece, the price depending on the amount of words, subject and style. Please email me for a quote.

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Tan Translations accepts payments via wire transfer and PayPal, only. No credit cards or cheques of any kind.


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Blogging here


On this website you'll find the professional blog of Tan Translations. This blog is mainly about life starting out as a newbie translator/writer without the highest degree in translation, or creative writing, and no experience to speak of. At all.

You know this is what you're supposed to do, but how are you going to convince the clients? How are you going to get those well paid projects without any references? The answer is: be willing to work very hard, crawl in the gutter for quite some time, and you'll get there.

Other topics on Tan Translations' blog:

  • the translation/writing business
  • starting your own company in Sweden
  • apps and tech for translators and/or freelancers
  • languages & writing in general

Blogging there...


Charnette is also writing a diary-styled blog about her new life and career; in 2012 she moved to Thailand, somewhat semi-permanently, although aiming at permanent. In her Swedish blog "Charnette - padawan & ponderer" she writes about this life changing event, her everyday life, and anything which might inspire, aggravate or block her.

Charnette has been passionate about writing since childhood, and in Thailand she finally managed to find the time to start writing on a daily basis. You will find the Swedish blog here and the English translated version here.


Blogging everywhere...


Charnette's personal photo gallery: "Pix by Charnette Bank". Stop by and enjoy her pictures from all over the world. 

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

What's Life Really Like For a Newbie Translator?

Time Tracker App - English Version

This post is also available in Swedish.    Today I started to look for a great app for time tracking, which I can use to keep track of time (obviously) spent on each project.    A priceless tool for a freelancer.    I tried to search on iTunes Store, but the search func...Read More »

Time Tracker App - svensk version

This post is also available in English.    Idag började jag leta efter en bra app till time tracking, som jag kan använda för att hålla reda på hur mycket tid jag spenderar på ett projekt.    Ett ovärderligt litet hjälpmedel för en frilansare.    Jag försökte söka på iT...Read More »


Recently I discovered a couple of interesting blogs, posting comic strips instead of regular written posts. This way of ...Read More »

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Since Charnette Bank divides her time between Sweden & Thailand on a somewhat irregular basis, the easiest way to reach her is through email:


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Tan Translations
Org.no: 731003-4645
VAT-no: SE731003464501

Name: Charnette Bank
Phone: +46725454997/+66805574886
Address: Trönninge 42, 432 92 Varberg, Sweden

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