Bachelor, Tartu University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute of Linguistics, 1989.
Researcher Tartu (Estonia) University, 1976-1984, lecturer, 1984-1990, associate professor, 1990-1993. Project manager, since 1994. Managing director Folkuniv., Tartu, since 1993.
Visiting researcher Stockholm University, 1992. Project manager Phare, Tallinn, Estonia, 1998.
Member City Council, Tartu, 1989-1992. Member Estonian Union of Translators and Interpreters, European Society Translation Studies, Gesellschaft Informatik.
Married Evia Petraudze, March 3, 1975. Children: Joona, Maarja, Madle.