Hi, nice to see you here! I’m sure you’d like to know a bit more about me – what I do all day, why my heart beats for languages and why I can probably understand your situation quite well. So feel free to read on.
Languages – why, actually?
I believe with all my heart that without languages, no encounter between people is possible. Not in a conversation, not by email and not by telephone. Often it is not only what we say that is important, but also how we say it. That means that we have to deal with the language itself, but also with the cultural dimension involved. And that's exactly what fascinates me so much that I decided to turn this into my profession. Through my work, I want to help people connect with others – whether that's at work, in their life partner's native language or in everyday life.
This is what my everyday work looks like
I have been working as a translator, interpreter and German teacher for about five years. This means that every day, I meet, see and talk to many different people and work on different projects. This can be a German conversational class at 8 o'clock in the morning or a meeting with a client, in which I advise them on the translation of their website. Or I am translating a text during several hours, which can feel a bit like meditating. No day is like the other – and I love that! My work is flexible and often everything happens pretty quickly, but it never gets boring.
I probably understand your situation ...
... because I have experienced it myself very often! I know how it feels to be foreign abroad, learning a new language or being annoyed by a mediocre translation of a website. During my education, I lived in the French part of Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic, I was in the US and I have been living in Sweden for over two years now. If you are struggling with bureaucracy abroad, language barriers and completely unfamiliar customs, then I can only tell you: you are not alone, I have been there, too!
And what do I do when I'm not working?
Then you'll probably find me outside climbing a wall, engrossed in a new knitting project, reading a book or having a good Swedish fika (Swedish coffee break), indulging my passion for cinnamon buns 🙂
For more information, feel free to head to my LinkedIn-Profil.