I have always been fascinated by languages and studied German and French at the University of Exeter after leaving school, achieving a first-class degree. I then completed an MA in Translation at the University of Bristol. While studying for my Master’s, I gained experience in translation, proofreading and project management during an internship at an agency in London and also spent a year working as a freelance translator, specialising in technical and market research texts. I joined AST in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Translator in 2016. My favourite subject areas are now legal and financial translation. My role also involves running translation internships and work experience placements and helping to promote translation at universities.