Midsummer greeting


Dear Clients!

Firstly, I  wish you all a very pleasant Midsummer and I hope you manage to enjoy your time off work during the summer holiday season. I will be away from the office from 27 June until 7 July. During this time I will not be checking my email as often as usual. However, I am still available for urgent matters.

I would like to use this opportunity to thank all my regular clients for their continued support and trust in my skills over the years. During this spring there have been many interesting translation projects to work with. It is nice to note that my clients are very aware that good English content on websites is an important part of maintaining a professional media presence. My clients know that the translations I produce are accurate, delivered on time and fluent for an English-speaking readership.

This spring I have not been able to run many group language courses due to time restraints and coronavirus concerns. However, I did arrange several  private courses through Teams and Zoom which were very enjoyable to teach. I will continue to use this communication platform in the autumn as it is something that my clients request in feedback. Please feel free to contact me for more information on such courses through the following link.


Kind regards

Paul Wilkinson

Christmas Greeting 2021

Dear Clients and Visitors


The year 2021 will soon be laid to rest. And despite all of the uncertainty that the year appeared to hold at the start, I was fortunate enough to be able to continue providing quality translation and editing work at reasonable prices.

This autumn, the teaching side of my business grew considerably. However, unlike previous years almost all the training courses I now run are online. I would like to thank all the students for their enthusiasm and commitment to learning through Zoom and Teams. I believe that online training will continue to be popular next year.

The translation side of my business has been strong throughout the whole of 2021. Once again, I would like to thank all my regular clients for your unwavering support and trust in my abilities to deliver quality work on time.

During this autumn, I have also continued to work on a parttime basis in a local secondary school, helping pupils with special needs. This has been a serendipitous venture that started because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. I will be continuing to work there parttime next spring as I find it very rewarding and educational.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


News bulletin

Dear Customers,

After a very challenging year because of the Coronavirus I am pleased to report that I am still very much in business. The translation side of my work turned out to be particularly busy because of company restructuring and new investment opportunities in the region. Likewise, the proofreading and editing work has been very good throughout the year. I hope I will be able to continue helping my customers, both old and new, during the rest of this year.

I would particularly like to thank my regular customers for your unwavering support.

This coming autumn I will be involved with more online training and I may make a small face-to-face discussion group in Vaasa if there is a demand for it. More details will be published later.

I will also be continuing my work in a local secondary school at least until Christmas.

I wish you all a good autumn.


Kind regards


Paul Wilkinson

Christmas Greeting 2020

Dear Customers

2020 has been a challenging year for everybody.  Since March, the COVID 19 coronavirus has managed to disrupt people’s lives in very many ways as governments tackle the spread of the disease. Almost all companies in the energy sector switched to teleworking, which was especially noticeable within company training. Suddenly courses were moved to distance learning or cancelled altogether. Some students even found themselves furloughed and economic hardship became an uncomfortable reality for far too many.

Still, there have been a few positive events this year. The translation and writing activities in my business have remained as strong as before. And I was lucky to be able to use the free time I gained as a result of cancelled trainings to work in a secondary school for a term.

The opportunity I had to help pupils requiring extra support gave me a great insight into modern teaching methods and new tools for learning. And I was very impressed with the dedication and professionalism shown by all the teachers and assistants that I worked with there. I will certainly be using many of the new skills I learnt when company training courses start again in the future, which I hope will be possible in Autumn 2021.

I would like to wish all my customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


English for business courses


English for business courses




Lower intermediate course

Taso: Matala keskitaso

Kurssiajat: Tiistaisin klo. 16.30-18.00

Päivämäärä: 15. syyskuuta – 15. joulukuuta 2020 (13 viikkoa)

Alusta: Zoom-videoneuvottelut

Sijainti: Missä tahansa, kannettavan tietokoneen ääressä


Oletko valmis syksyä varten?

Paul Wilkinson on viestinnän asiantuntija, joka on auttanut suomalaisia ​​yrityksiä kehittämään englanninkielisiä taitojaan yli 30 vuoden ajan. Hän auttaa sinua päivittämään kielioppisi, puhumaan yrityksestäsi ammattimaisella tavalla, parantamaan smalltalk-taitoja ja kirjoittamaan parempia sähköposteja.

Tämä 13 viikon kurssi on suunniteltu yhteistyössä Suomen Yrittäjät yhdistyksen kanssa, korkeintaan 8 opiskelijalle. Etäharjoittelu tapahtuu kerran viikossa ja se kestää 90 minuuttia. Kurssi on tarkoitettu matalan vaiheen opiskelijoille.

Kurssimaksu on 300,00 euroa / henkilö (sis. Alv 58,00 euroa) sisältäen kaiken oppimateriaalin, joka lähetetään opiskelijalle pdf-muodossa kerran viikossa.

Kurssi on avoin myös muille kuin Suomen Yrittäjät-jäsenille saatavuuden mukaan.

Jos olet kiinnostunut kurssista, ota yhteyttä osoitteeseen  mari.pohjanniemi-kivi@yrittajat.fi tai paul@talkingtexts.com

Ilmoittautumiset: 24.08.2020 mennessä.


Intermediate to advanced course

Level: Intermediate to advanced (Keskitaso pitkälle)

Course Times: Thursdays 16:30 -18:00 

Date: 17 September – 17 December 2020 (13 weeks)

Platform: Zoom video conferencing

Location: Wherever you have a laptop


Are you ready for the autumn?

Paul Wilkinson is a communications expert who has been helping Finnish companies to develop their English communication skills for over 30 years. He will help you deliver successful English presentations, improve e-mail correspondence and develop small talk and negotiation skills through professional language use.

This 13-week course is designed in cooperation with Suomen Yrittäjät for a max. of 8 students. Distance training is given once a week and lasts 90 minutes each time. The course is designed for intermediate-advanced students.

The course fee is EUR 300.00 / person (including EUR 58.00 VAT) and includes all lesson material, which is sent to you in PDF format each week.


This course is also open to non-members of Suomen Yrittäjät, subject to availability.

If you are interested in this course, please contact mari.pohjanniemi-kivi@yrittajat.fi or paul@talkingtexts.com


Deadline for enrolment: 24.08.2020