I have, like many of my contemporaries, taken advantage of the accessibility of travel to expand my experiences of cultures etc. In that time I have also been busy in developing skills, both practical and academic. I am excited and inspired by new experiences and confident in managing new and challenging environments. I find translating work fascinating and stimulating. There is enormous satisfaction in transposing the messages of one language into another and feeling that in so doing you have provided an essential service in the lives of others!