Maria del Pilar Izquierdo Bellido

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This MA allowed me to build the connections & knowledge necessary to start a career as a freelance translator.

The MA Translation allowed me to build the connections and knowledge necessary in order to start a career as a freelance translator and later to secure a permanent position in the industry as a Translation Project Coordinator.

The course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of translation, building from the basics in translation studies to work experience and opportunities for specialisation. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on continuous professional and academic development which, if students take advantage of, will equip them with a good foundation and comprehensive portfolio for their budding career.

I would encourage all students to take part in the networking opportunities that the course and the English and Creative Writing (ECW) department offers and to reach out to Dr Maitland and other tutors to take on their advice and expertise.

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