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Alzbeta Takacsova

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • Alzbeta Takacsova
  • Where do you live?
    • Slovakia
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • As bilingual since I was born I found language as something easy to learn and interesting in the same time. I love to understand other people and I love to keep on learning everyday.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • I am a very precice translator and fast learner, quick at writing and technical issues
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • Learning new things
  • We all have worked on those not-so-perfect assignments. Write about one such assignment that was not ideal and what you learned from it.
    • I had a very nice project, PIL, to proofread for an Indian customer. Unfortunately, I has never been paid.
  • If you could go back in time to when you were just starting out as a translator or interpreter, what advice would you give to your younger self?
    • Never give up.
  • Name one resource – such as a phone app, CAT tool, website, and so forth – that you find especially helpful in your translating or interpreting work.
    • Internet :D
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • The Bone People by Keri Hulme

The-bone-people

 

In a tower on the New Zealand sea lives Kerewin Holmes, part Maori, part European, an artist estranged from her art, a woman in exile from her family. One night her solitude is disrupted by a visitor—a speechless, mercurial boy named Simon, who tries to steal from her and then repays her with his most precious possession. As Kerewin succumbs to Simon's feral charm, she also falls under the spell of his Maori foster father Joe, who rescued the boy from a shipwreck and now treats him with an unsettling mixture of tenderness and brutality. Out of this unorthodox trinity Keri Hulme has created what is at once a mystery, a love story, and an ambitious exploration of the zone where Maori and European New Zealand meet, clash, and sometimes merge.
Winner of both a Booker Prize and Pegasus Prize for Literature, The Bone People is a work of unfettered wordplay and mesmerizing emotional complexity.

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