Question and Answer
- What is your name, where do you live, and how long have you been an interpreter or translator?
- Where do you live?
- What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
- WHILE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL IN A COUNTRY WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE BILINGUAL, I NOTICED THE PROBLEMS FACED BY MY SOCIETY BECAUSE OF:
- POOR TRANSLATIONS AND LACK OF TRANSLATIONS. SO I DECIDED TO GO INTO THAT FIELD.
- List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
- GOOD AT RESEARCHING AND HANDLING TERMINOLOGY
- Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
- THE JOY OF SERVING AS A LANGUAGE BRIDGE
- 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 WAS INTERPRETING IN A SETTING WHERE THE ACCENT OF THE SOURCE TEXT SPEAKER WAS DIFFICULT TO GRASP. I STRUGGLED THROUGH, THOUGH.
- 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?
- LEARN AT LEAST 10 WORLD LANGUAGES.
- 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.
- What's the best book you've read this year?
- BATTLE CRY BY LEON URIS (it is an old book on WWII)
Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus.
Originally published in 1953, Leon Uris's Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author.
This is the story of enlisted men – Marines – at the beginning of World War II. They are a rough–and–ready tangle of guys from America's cities and farms and reservations. Led by a tough veteran sergeant, these soldiers band together to emerge as part of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. With staggering realism and detail, we follow them into intense battles – Guadalcanal and Tarawa – and through exceptional moments of camaraderie and bravery. Battle Cry does not extol the glories of war, but proves itself to be one of the greatest war stories of all time.