Hi, my name is Maud — /maʊd/ as in doubt, not /mɔːd/ as in maudlin. I’ve got a BA in English linguistics, literature and film and an MA in linguistics with a specialization in Dutch/English translation studies. I work as a translator, editor, and university lecturer.
Language and writing have been two of my favorite things for as long as I can remember. Even so, blogging always seemed like a vaguely embarrassing and unnecessarily exhibitionist venture to me, hence the tagline 75% self-consciousness, 25% serious business.
I sincerely apologize to everyone who got strong-armed into following this blog by my father. He means well.
y spare time I:
read, write, code-switch, exercise, go to the movie theater, watch TV shows of questionable quality, spend an inadvisable amount of money on books, and find it difficult to decide what kind of coffee to order.