Raffle winner: Kristyna Kubova

I am honored to present one of the winners of my anniversary raffle of this year. This is Kristyna Kubova from the Czech Republic. I know you will enjoy this short biography as much as I did. I have to say that I also loved her photography blog “Tasting the World”. Thanks Kristyna for letting us know you a little bit more.

My name is Kristyna Kubova and I am from Buchlovice, a pretty Moravian village in the Czech Republic. I have always had an interest in languages, starting with learning English and later on German at the grammar school. When I realized I could make a living from languages and become a translator, I went to the Masaryk University in Brno, where I got Master´s degrees in English Language and Literature and Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in English Language and Literature. I also spent one year as an Erasmus student in Oslo, Norway, where I learnt and fell in love with Norwegian.

After the university, I was freelancing as a translator and an English teacher for a few months.

For the last nearly five years I have been living in Stoke on Trent in the United Kingdom, where I work for a leading online betting company. I am translating and testing website content, marketing materials and legal documents into Czech.

In my free time, I travel around the UK and Europe, practise photography and write about it all on my blog, Tasting the World (https://checkpackgo.wordpress.com/). I enjoy reading other blogs as well, either from the same niche as my blog, or translation blogs. That´s how I found Patricia´s blog as well.

The book I won, Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos, has been on my Amazon wishlist for a really long time. I can´t wait to read it!

Thank you, Patricia, for organizing the competition, and all the best with your amazing blog. You are doing a great and valuable job introducing us to the world of terminology.

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