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How I became an in-house and then a freelance translator

JWhiteJayne White studied German at Leeds before going on to study an MA in translation.  Here she explains how her career has developed from in-house translating to now being a successful freelancer.

I applied to study single honours German at Leeds because I loved the language and the course ranked very highly among its UK peers. I had no idea at that stage what career I wanted to pursue. Four years on, with finals approaching, I knew that I most definitely wanted to work with German rather than enter one of the professions on offer on the milk round. So, on the advice of a tutor, I applied to several universities running an MA in translation, which unfortunately Leeds did not offer back then. Continue reading

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