Oh crap, I need to write something about myself?…
…I’m young, I guess. I consider myself an absolute pipsqueak compared to most translators – I was born at an ungodly hour in the morning on the 18th of January 1996.
I guess I had some practice, too, because while I live in England’s not-so-green-or-pleasant land I don’t actually come from here and my parents speak English as an additional language. My extended family is scattered around, too – people in France, Germany, what was then Czechoslovakia, Russia, the Ukraine and even Brazil.
Should you ever meet me in real life, I’m quite shy and I don’t like to brag. I speak English, Latin, French and Hebrew and I’d love to learn more languages if I actually had the time.
I don’t translate professionally, nor do I think I’d have the talent for it – I just do this because I love it. It’s a big part of my life, but it’s not everything; I like to bury myself in books, writing, song, dance, physics, mathematics and especially thinking about things.
I’ll try not to let anything too non-translatey get on here but (shameless self-promotion time)!:
- I tweet as @AsViewedBy on vaguely current issues – if I haven’t tweeted for a bit, don’t panic, I’m probably in the middle of exams or something
- I blog at vivatlibertas.blogspot.co.uk about…well, anything really
- I have a tumblr at physicsshiny.tumblr.com, which is mainly STEM-related but also has a bit of mental health stuff