Ruth Vilmi, the Managing Director, is a retired Lecturer in English from Aalto University School of Science and Technology (formerly called TKK), Finland. The company, Ruth Vilmi Online Education Ltd Oy, nowadays known as WriteIt, was started in 1997 primarily because a Website and interactive server were needed for Ruth’s international writing exchange (IWE) projects in the Language Centre, and for organising the company's language-checking work to cover these costs.
In 2005, when Ruth Vilmi retired, the company concentrated on translation and language-checking work, also offering a few international and local technical writing courses.
From 2008 onwards, the company has concentrated on language-checking work, and specialises in technical theses and papers. Most of its customers are from Finnish universities. The company has an excellent network of native speaker language checkers.
Ruth has always had a passion for painting and has exhibited her work actively, first in Nigeria, and more recently in Finland, France and Estonia. In June 2012, WriteIt started an online art store. In addition to Ruth Vilmi’s original paintings, cards, and prints, various art products such as mugs, mouse-mats and bags are sold.