I’m Kate Katharina Ferguson. I have an odd-sounding name because my parents had a disagreement after I was born over which version; the English or the German to call me. So they chose both. People at school used to call me “Kate Squared” but when you think about it, it’s better than “Kate the Square.”
I grew up in Ireland but now live in Berlin where I work as a journalist and translator, mostly at Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle. I also write and translate on a freelance basis. Get in touch if you think I can help you with something.
I studied English and Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin and graduated in 2010. I then spent a year teaching English at a language school in Dublin.
After some time, a little voice inside of me began to whisper, “Travel!” When the whisper became a roar, I moved to Berlin and worked as an intern at Spiegel International.
I’ve written for The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Journal, The Local, The Vienna Review, Spiegel International and The German Times. Have a look at my clips to read some of my recent work.
This is where I write about my life in Berlin, as well as other stuff.
One thing you should know if you’re new to the blog is that “LSB” stands for “Long-Suffering Boyfriend.” Frau B is a friend of mine. She’s 96 and I visit her every week.
If you’d like to hire me, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org You can view my résumé here.
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I really like getting mail and I always reply. If you leave a comment here, when the little icon flashes up to alert me, a little butterfly flutters suddenly in my tummy.