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Biography: Panayota Georgakopoulou

Panayota Georgakopoulou is a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in English Language and Literature. She completed her education in the UK, acquiring an MA in Translation as well as the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on the subject of subtitling from the University of Surrey. Yota taught translation for four years at the University of Surrey and the University of Westminster, setting up subtitling modules in both universities, while at the same time working at various positions in the subtitling industry. Starting as a subtitler in the mid-1990’s, Yota is now the Managing Director of the European Captioning Institute Ltd, a leading subtitling company in the field of multilingual subtitling for DVD.