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Sanjay V Shah

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • Sanjay V Shah
  • Where do you live?
    • Mumbai, India
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • Writing has always been my passion
    • Language for me is my mother
    • I am loving every bit of writing and translation and I intend to keep doing it all my life
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Excellent command over native languages like English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and zeal to excel
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • Every word is reincarnated with translation
  • 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.
    • It was a medical transcription assignment which I took up, as a friend forced it upon me. Soon, I realized that such a translation is not my cup of tea. After that, I resolved to never touch it again.
  • 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?
    • Read a lot, hear languages carefully and never hesitate to find our different, local and unknown meaning of a word. Such a hard work will help you become a better translator.
  • 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.
    • Reading and then, observing things are important. And yes, thesaurus too
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • Made in Japan by Ako Morita - have read it maybe 50th time this year.


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