Translation and writing services

Norwegian to English

Swedish to English

Literary fiction and narrative non-fiction

Tourism and culture

Creative commercial writing

Albascan Communications (established 1996) is a boutique translation and writing practice owned and operated by me, Tom Ellett. Based in Perth, in the heart of Scotland, I translate from the Scandinavian languages to English. Hence the name Albascan, Alba being the Gaelic word for Scotland.

My core business is creative translations from Norwegian to English and Swedish to English. I’m a member of the Swedish-English Literary Translators' Association and the Society of Authors. I also translate from Danish and German, and offer writing and copy-editing services in English.

Combining deep understanding of the source languages with excellent native English writing skills, I specialise in hand-crafted translations for discerning clients in fields such as marketing, tourism and the creative sector where style and substance are equally important.

Whether you need premium copy for publication or an accurate, well-worded translation for information purposes, I create clear, concise, compelling English text that will persuade and impress your target audience.

My new website is currently under construction. Please check back soon for more information, or in the meantime you can get in touch here.