Keara Engelhardt, 2015

Keara Engelhardt photoCurrent city: Paris, France

Concentration: French to English Translation

Now I’m: a freelance translator & English teacher

I came to Translation & Interpreting Studies because:
I took a translation class in undergrad to complete a requirement and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

What career advice do you have for current or potential TIS students?
For translation students (not much experience with interpretation, sorry) give yourself a few reviews of your work over a few days, if possible. If you spend too long thinking about one text at once, it can become really easy for the walls between your languages to crumble, and you won’t be sure if it makes sense to people who don’t speak both your languages. You need time away from your work for those walls to build back up.