Meet Stephanie! Project manager and all-round language lover
17 Sep 2015
Stephanie, project manager here at Avison, has been working with languages in some capacity for the last twenty-five years. She started as a book editor in New York and then worked as a freelance editor, teacher and writer when she started moving around every few years (to Russia, Prague, France, Philippines, Turkey and of course, Sweden!). She’s been with Avison now since the beginning of 2015.
– Main areas of interest: Languages in all forms. “Liking to talk and meet people is one of the best motivators for learning a language. Plus it’s so much fun to be able to eavesdrop on the bus.” Stephanie’s studied four languages herself and has worked as a teacher and translator in several of them, so our clients can be comfortable that Stephanie at some point has probably been in their shoes with whatever tricky language situation they are trying to sort out.
– Favourite areas of work: Apart from writing fiction, which is more fun than any job should be allowed to be, Stephanie says editing is also rewarding as it’s like cleaning your house – the results are so immediate and noticeable.
– Hobbies: Writing, reading, trying to whip into shape a reluctant garden that is constantly on the verge of going to seed. Talking about how great her dog is (“really, she’s the best”).
– Book last read: Stephanie is semi-obsessed with old mysteries from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, at a pinch. The last book she read was A Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey.
– What she likes most about Stockholm: How silent it is in the winter in the forest. “You can hear the ice knitting.”
– What she likes least about Stockholm: Stephanie grew up in Washington DC, a place that has very orderly seasons that are allotted three months each. She is horrified by the sight of snow in May or heaven forbid, June.