I didn't follow the path of most translators. I didn't grow up in a multilingual household with globe-trotting parents who gave me an international-school education. Instead, I just liked speaking, reading and listening to German.
I studied German and French at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with First Class Honours and distinction in spoken French and German. This was followed by a Master's in Translating and Interpreting at Heriot-Watt University, which gave me a sound theoretical basis.