It’s me, Yujia Yang. I’ve just started working as a translation intern at Web-Translations. After earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Translation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, in 2022, I am now pursuing my Master’s Degree in Translation Studies at the University of Exeter in order to enter the field as a professional translator.
As someone who is not very interested in the outdoors, the way I passed my time as a child was by reading books. I’m not picky about the kinds of books I read, and among them is the excellent foreign literature that has left a lasting mark on my life. I particularly enjoyed Roland Ingers Wilder’s Little House series, which opened my eyes to a very different way of life from my own. I also enjoyed watching nature documentaries.
Since then, I have found literary translation and audiovisual translation to be amazing careers. It gives many people the opportunity to explore the world beyond their native language. So, I made a point of learning them when I was working on my bachelor’s degree. I also found a part-time job as a subtitle translator and got to experience the industry firsthand. This experience has only strengthened my determination to become a professional translator.
To be honest, I don’t think about wealth and fame as a beginner translator. I only hope that my work can help more children explore the world outside of their mother tongue. Web-Translation looks like a great company, and I can’t wait to learn here!
28 June 2023 13:37