Henni Alava
University of Helsinki, Development Studies

2017 “There is Confusion”: The Politics of Silence, Fear and Hope in Catholic and Protestant Northern Uganda. PhD Dissertation: University of Helsinki. Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion

Marie-Louise Karttunen read through every word of my thesis, twice, and kept me laughing through the weeks of frantic wrapping up.

Forthcoming. “Unravelling Church Land: Transformations in the relations between church, state, and community in Uganda”, Development and Change. Henni Alava & Catrine Shroff

Katja N. Anderson
University of Luxembourg

2018 “Evaluation of school tasks in the light of sustainability education: textbook research in science education in Luxembourgish primary schools”, Environmental Education Research, 24: 9, 1301-1319

Antonio de Lauri
Chr. Michelson Institute, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies

2018 “Humanitarian militarism and the production of humanity”, Social Anthropology (6th April, online)

2017 “The absence of freedom. Debt, bondage and desire among Pakistani brick kiln workers”, Journal of Global Slavery 2: 122-138

Aron Engberg
Lund University. Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

2016Walking on the Pages of the Word of God: Self, Land, and Text among Evangelical Volunteers in Jerusalem.” PhD Dissertation, Lund University.

I am also grateful to Marie-Louise Karttunen whose editing skills and patience with my language mistakes were very important to the final manuscript.

Patrick Fridland
Lund University. Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

2018 “Evil or the Lack of Meaning”, Rivista di filosofia, Journal of Philosophy, IV(11), 34- 48.

Lotta Gammelin
Lund University, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

2018 “Health-seeking Nomads and Religious Belonging: Church as a Healing Option in a Medically Pluralistic Context in Mbeya, Tanzania.” Mission Studies 35 (2): 245-264

Minna Hakkarainen
University of Helsinki, Political and Economic Studies

2014 Navigating between Ideas of Democracy and Gendered Local Practices in Vietnam: A Bakhtinian reading of development aid practice (PhD Dissertation)

Marie-Louise was recommended to me by a colleague as a competent and quick English language editor. She proved very flexible and cooperative, and worked effectively within a very tight schedule. Moreover, her suggestions and comments helped me to sharpen my arguments in significant ways. Despite the physical distance between us, the entire process was very smooth. I could contact her any time by e-mail and always had a prompt reply. I can warmly recommend Marie-Louise to anybody looking for a high level academic language editor.

Elina Hankela
Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki

2013 Challenging Ubuntu: Open doors and exclusionary boundaries at the Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg (PhD Dissertation, Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion)

2014 Ubuntu, Migration and Ministry: Being Human in a Johannesburg Church. BRILL

Dr Marie-Louise Karttunen’s meticulous work as language editor in the thesis phase and later contribution towards editing the text for publication has been invaluable.

Päivi Hasu
University of Jyväskylä, Development and International Cooperation

2018 “Faith-based development of World Vision Tanzania” Journal of Contemporary Religion.

Martin Holbraad
University College London, Department of Anthropology

2007 “Roulette Anthropology: The whole beyond holism”, Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 32(2)

I am grateful to the two anonymous readers for JFAS for their helpful suggestions, as well as to Marie-Louise Karttunen for her tireless editorial advice and support.

Lauri Jäntti
University of Eastern Finland, School of Theology

2014 Prolepticism: The Futurist Theology of Ted Peters (PhD Dissertation)

I gladly recommend Dr Karttunen to anyone who is in need of editing an academic text. I enjoyed the co-operation and her thoroughness and commitment.

Mika Pantzar
National Consumer Research Centre of Finland, Adjunct Professor at the Helsinki School of Economics, Aalto University

2013 “‘What are we to do with our new affluence?’Anticipating, framing and managing the putative plenty of post-war Finland.” In Barbara Czarniawska and Orvar Löfgren, eds. Coping with Excess: How Organizations, Communities and Individuals Manage Overflows. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Mika Pantzar & Minna Ruckenstein

2014 “The heart of everyday analytics: emotional, material and practical extensions in the self-tracking market”, Consumption Markets & Culture 18: 1-18

One of Marie-Louise’s strengths lies in the help she offers in formulating appropriate scientific articulation, instead of simply language checking.

Eija M. Ranta
University of Helsinki, Department of Political and Economic Studies

2014 In the Name of ‘Vivir Bien’: Indigeneity, State Formation and Politics in Evo Morales’ Bolivia (PhD dissertation)

When you are finishing your Ph.D. dissertation, you don’t want any extra hassle! Dr Marie-Louise Karttunen’s superb work as the language editor of my thesis made the process much smoother. Even with very tight schedules, her work was of top quality and she proved to be a professional one can truly rely on. Additional editing tips that she provided due to her solid anthropological expertise and long-term experience as a journal editor were also highly useful.

Minna Ruckenstein
National Consumer Research Centre of Finland

2014 “Visualized and Interacted Life: Personal Analytics and Engagements with Data Doubles”,  Societies 4(1)

2013 “Playing Nintendogs: Desire, distributed agency and potentials of prosumption”, Journal of Consumer Culture 1469540513499225

2013 “Spatial extensions of childhood: from toy worlds to online communities”, Children’s Geographies 11(4)

2013 “Temporalities of addiction”. In Making Sense of Consumption. Selections from the 2nd Nordic Conference on Consumer Research 2012. Göteborg: University of Gothenburg

2011 “Children in Creationist Capitalism: The corporate value of sociality”, Information, Communication & Society 14(7)

2010 “Toying with the world: Children, virtual pets and the value of mobility”, Childhood 17(4)

2010 “Time scales of consumption: Children, money and transactional orders”, Journal of Consumer Culture 10(3)

Marie-Louise and I have worked together on numerous projects that range from co-editing a volume of essays and conference organization to her attention to articles I have personally published. Her skills as a language editor are invaluable but she has also contributed to refining the arguments and the structure of the papers with which she has helped me. Collaboration has always been rewarding, smooth and very swift. I thoroughly recommend her to anyone requiring services in this field.

Diana Espirito Santo
Post-doctoral researcher, Center for Research in Anthropology, New University of Lisbon

2015 Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo, University Press of Florida

I can say Marie-Louise really saved my work (by editing, re-ordering, cutting) and ensured that it was actually accepted by the publishing house. Sometimes as authors we don’t have the distance to do this ourselves. I am extremely grateful to her!

Tom Selwyn
University of London, School of Oriental and Asian Studies

2007 “The Political Economy of Enchantment: Formations in the anthropology of tourism”, Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 32(2)

I owe a great debt of gratitude to Marie-Louise Karttunen and her team at Suomen Antropologi for the professionalism and care they have taken over the publication of the paper.

Sirpa Tenhunen
University of Helsinki, Social and Cultural Anthropology

2011 “Culture, conflict, and translocal communication: mobile technology and politics in Rural West Bengal, India”, Ethnos 76(3)

2012 An introduction to changing India: culture, politics and development. Anthem Press.

2008 “Mobile technology in the village: ICTs, culture, and social logistics in India”, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 14(3)

Marie-Louise’s thorough command of the English language combined with her understanding of academic writing style makes her a superb language editor. As an anthropologist I value her vast expertise in anthropology which makes it possible for her to grasp anthropological arguments and polish them.

Mika Vähäkangas
Lund University, Mission Studies and Ecumenics

2015 “Babu wa Loliondo – Healing the tensions between Tanzanian worlds” Journal of Religion in Africa 45(1):3-36

2013 “Gender, narratives, and religious competition among the Sonjo of Tanzania”, Missionalia: Southern African Journal of Mission Studies 41(1)

Marie-Louise Karttunen has provided me and several of my doctoral students language consultancy and correction services over several years. She is quick, prompt and precise and has a strong background in the humanities which clearly contributes to the quality of her work. Highly recommended.