Finnish Language Writers for Book Adaptations

Artemira Publishing is looking for passionate Finnish language writers to adapt classical Finnish literature works for the Finnish Easy Reading book series.

Since the series was launched in March 2018, we have published ten books, among them: Anna Liisa (Minna Canth), Helsinkiin (Juhani Aho) and Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta (Johannes Linnankoski). We are planning to release about 3 to 5 books per year.

Your tasks will be:

  • to rewrite and adapt Finnish classical works into a shortened, concise and simplified text which fits the concept of the Finnish Easy Reading books
  • to review your work with the editors and make suggested modifications
  • to proofread the book in its various stages before publication

We expect you to have:

  • an interest in classical Finnish literature
  • flawless Finnish writing skills, mastering grammar and writing rules
  • ability to identify the important aspects of a story and leave out unimportant details
  • a natural aptitude to summarize long text passages and ideas into short, concise and clear text
  • easy-going and relaxed working attitude, meeting deadlines and prioritizing quality over quantity

This work will be carried out according to a contract with a fixed payment and / or royalties per book. This is a great opportunity for students to get some valuable experience in this domain.

An example of our previously published work can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in this type of work, please drop us a message with the subject “Book adaptations – Finnish” at artemira(at), or use this contact form. We would be very happy to provide you with further information.

Finnish Easy Reading is a book series of easy readers in Finnish language. The aim of this series is to provide early access to Finnish literature to those studying Finnish as a second language, and helping them enhance their Finnish language skills through reading. The books are written in a clear, simplified language preserving the style and tone of the original work. Footnotes contain vocabulary explanations, while at the end of chapters comprehension questions help the reader understand the text better. In addition, an exercise section is included at the end of the book to allow the reader to review some of the main language aspects present in the text. The books are written on three levels (A-beginner, B-intermediate, C-advanced).

Artemira Publishing was established in 2006. From 2013 to 2017 it has published, among others, the periodical printed magazine called Puhutaan suomea, a magazine for Finnish language learners.