Currently, I’m a Content & QA Manager learning web development with a focus on Python/Django. In my “free” time I’m editing the first draft of my novel as well as researching and writing a non-fiction project.
Formerly, I wrote content and copy & translated it from German to English. For a while I thought it was my dream job, but things changed! Also, it turns out that I enjoy writing a lot more when I don’t have to worry so much about making money from it or clients liking it.
In a hypothetical other life, where I possessed the right connections, a driving licence, the inclination to spend >3 hours on an aeroplane, and the ability to thrive in -30°C temperatures, I would be translating French Canadian literature.
2002–2009: Secondary education in West Norfolk, England
2009–2013: BA degree in French & German @ University of Leicester, including semesters in Liège, Belgium and Linz, Austria; named top graduate in German
2013–2014: British Council language assistantship in Rimouski, Quebec
2014: Relocation to Berlin, Germany
2019: Received German permanent residence