After having studied slavistics (Czech) and linguistics (Indo-European Studies) in Vienna and Prague since 1983, I earned my M.A. (diploma thesis on samizdat) in 1990. I have been a freelance translator and interpreter since 1991. Since 1992, I have been working as a lecturer of Czech at the Vienna University of Business and Economics (Institute for Slavic Languages: www.wu.ac.at/slawisch) as well as for various other tertiary educational institutions. I am also a member of the Austrian Association of Literary and Scientific Translators: www.literaturhaus.at.