It’s been four (yes, FOUR!) years since I last wrote a post on my blog. I know, it’s been a very long time. I have been busy with studying for my MA exams, hopefully I will graduate next year! I started working on my thesis, which will be on French literary translation (more details about it in upcoming posts).
Today is one of those days in which I love my job, and I feel proud to be a translator! I am glad I chose this path, I realised that I found my calling. I am writing this post after attending the TetraTeTra translation conference in Forlì, which I enjoyed. It’s 12:37 a.m. right now but, instead of going to bed, I decided to write a post on the reasons why I love being a translator. Here they are:
1) The sense of satisfaction and completion I feel after finding le mot juste, or after finishing the translation of a text;
2) It’s an enriching job which allows you to expand your knowledge in both source and target languages. Two words: lifelong learning;
3) As a freelancer, I can have a flexible working schedule, by adapting it to what needs to be done that day. I can work at home and fully concentrate on the text I’m working on.
That’s all for now. The bed is waiting for me… I’m tired, but happy!