Iam a native British English speaker, but contrary to popular stereotypes, I’ve been passionate about languages from a young age. My love for languages began almost 20 years ago when I started learning French at an after-school club, which I was inspired to join after several family holidays to France.
Throughout my time at school, French was always one of my favourite subjects, so I went on to study a BA in Modern Languages, during which I began learning Spanish. As part of my degree, I spent a year living abroad, which I split between working in France and studying in Spain and Portugal. Over the course of my BA, I discovered a love for translation and subtitling, so I decided to study an MA in Translation Studies, in which I specialised in French, Spanish and subtitling. I studied the course part-time, so I was able to live and work in Spain at the same time. This allowed me to further improve my language skills and cultural knowledge. I also met my boyfriend there! I was delighted to finish the MA with a distinction and a prize for the best dissertation!
Once I had completed my MA and moved back to England, I began working full-time as a freelance translator and subtitler, and I haven’t looked back since!