My name is Bea, and I'm a Spanish-born translator and artist relocated to UK, currently living in the beautiful city of Canterbury, in the south of England.
Let me tell you a bit more about my interests, work and hobbies :)
In no particular order! :D
Yellow is my favourite colour
Cacti and succulents
Writing letters and sending postcards
Beetles, butterflies and moths
I've been working as a part-time artist for the past three years, and I combine it with my work as a translator to make ends meet! I'd love to be a full time artist, but it's not easy getting established in this industry.
This is what I do as an artist:
So I bet you can tell that I'm a big animal lover :D I work with coloured pencils and acrylic paint, sometimes I dabble in other media, like watercolours, pastels, etc., and I often combine some of them to create mixed media pieces.
I also work as freelance translator and linguist specialist, and my main language pair is Spanish to English. It's not a terribly exciting job, and I spend a ridiculous amount of time in front of my laptop, frantically typing and getting stressy about deadlines, but I enjoy it for the most part :)
Literature is one of my biggest passions! I would basically read anything and everything, as long is well written! It's hard for me to choose a handful of favourite books, as they tend to change as years go by and my life, interests and circumstances develop and change, but here's a little list of my favourite authors and genres:
(Just a Few!) Favourite Authors
Dostoevski H.G. Wells Terry Pratchett Stephen King Haruki Murakami Agatha Christie George Orwell Herman Melville Tolkien JK Rowling
Thriller, Horror Mystery and Whodunnits Memoirs Historical Fiction/Non fiction Popular science Classics novels Best Sellers of the moment
My Hobbies and Interests
Videogames - I've been a dedicated gamer all my life, and I even worked for SEGA Europe and Nintendo as a language QA in London, for a couple of years. All platforms and all genres, I don't discriminate :D
Cooking - I adore food! I enjoy cooking at home, for me or for other people. My favourite cuisines are Mediterranean (Spanish and Italian, bit of Greek too), Indian, Thai and Japanese. I make some pretty good maki sushi :)
Music - I play several instruments and used to work as a sound tech. I did some mixing and post-production too. I mainly love classic rock, blues, funk, R&B, some jazz, prog and psychedelic, old school hip hop, etc...
Art - See above! :D
Literature - See above :D
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