About

The owner of this blog (or sorry excuse for a blog, whichever you prefer) is a 29 year old Norwegian with a severe case of megalomania/inferiority issues. Interesting combination? We think not. And maybe there’s a touch of multiple personality disorder in there as well, judging by that last sentence. But that’s not a bad thing for a writer, is it?

She describes herself as an eternal student, but technically stopped being a student a year ago, when the grand total of degrees reached three. Why three? Why not (she said, defensively)? If you’re wondering what they are, wonder no more! Psychology, English and comparative literature. She is nuts enough to consider more education, but needs a little time to recover from 21 straight years of schooling. Ask again next year!

To pay the bills, she allows herself to be driven crazy on a daily basis. The official job title is “freelance translator”, but “professional do-this-do-that-monkey” is much more accurate. Mostly, she translates TV shows and movies, and then she spends her free time watching more TV shows and movies. It’s a completely different experience, okay?

She also reads a bit occasionally, preferably in coffee shops with a cup of ridiculously overpriced milk mixture (as her father, probably rightly, calls it) in her near vicinity.

That last bit of time left over in the day, she tries to spend writing semi-coherent things that might at some point be published.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Alison Juste says:

    Just curious, but how did you land a translating job for TV shows/movies?? I’ll admit that has crossed my mind a few times…

  2. Dee says:

    A friend of mine found the company somehow, and she actually applied first. Since I figured it was better than working the register at some store, I decided to try my hand at it as well. I sent in my resume, took a test and got the job.

    When I’d been translating for a few years, I learned that I was supposed to have a degree in a relevant field in order to apply, which I didn’t have at the time. But they let me have a go, so I guess how I did on the test was more important to them than the degree.

    I must stress that freelancing is not a job for the faint of heart though. You’re not guaranteed any money and you also lose out on many benefits that regular employees have. Your work hours are unpredictable and you don’t get time off unless you take time off. But the work is interesting most of the time, so if you want to try, I say go for it.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to email me. I’d be happy to help you out.

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