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Osama Ali Ata El Manan

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • Osama Ali Ata El Manan
  • Where do you live?
    • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • I like languages from my childhood. I have very good skills in Arabic writing and English. I used to write stories. I started by learning words with their meanings. I fond of reading novels, classic and contemporary. I find myself acquiring new translation skills every time and then. Now I don't feel i am an excellent translator, as everyday I face new challenges.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Arabic and English medical and legal translations
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • Reading others translation works.
  • 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.
    • Translating DNA Research.I spent much time trying to translate new DNA terms into Arabic.It is very difficult job. I started asking Arab DNA experts, who helped me a lot. I have learned new terms, concepts and methods.
  • 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?
    • To live, study and work in a country where English or other languages is a native language.
  • 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.
    • Google translate
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • An Arabic translation of Animal Farm
      By: Orewl

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