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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