Portrait of Jess on the phoneOur latest team member, Jessica joined the Translation Service on 8 July and enthusiastically took over our front desk to support her partner who is currently completing his PhD in neuroscience. She also has her own clothing design business specialising in evening wear for women (so ladies, if you need a cocktail dress, let her know!). It’s a busy life, but when she has time she dreams of the two dogs she’d like to have when living in New York City. While the Big Apple and the dogs aren’t reality yet, she already has the names sorted: Audrey Hepburn and Oscar the Grouch.

Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A. Living in New York City with my two puppies

Q. What is your greatest fear?

A. A large earthquake while at work!

Q. Which person do you most admire?

A. Anna Wintour

Q. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

A. Never being satisfied with what I have achieved

Q. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

A. Considering themselves better than others

Q. What is your greatest extravagance?

A. Overseas travel

Q. On what occasions do you lie?

A. When I have eaten bad food!

Q. What makes you happiest?

A. Being with my family on Sunday morning brunch

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

A. Not needing as much sleep

Q. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

A. Starting my own company, Jessica Bloom

Q. If you died and came back as a person or thing, what would it be?

A. A bird, I would love to be able to fly

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

A. My ring given to me by my parents as a 21st gift

Q. Who are your heroes in real life?

A. My parents, they have done everything they can for me

Q. What is it that you most dislike?

A. Brussels sprouts!

Q. What is your motto?

A. ‘Never hire anyone you cannot fire!’

We feature a staff member or one of our freelance translators every month. The featured profile includes a picture, a small biography and the person’s answers to a light version of the Proust Questionnaire.

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