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Yocasta Bianconi

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • Yocasta Bianconi
  • Where do you live?
    • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • How long have you been an interpreter or translator?
    • More than 10 years
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    •    The love for language and bridging communication between provider and individual.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Cultural awareness.
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • Helping helping helping!
  • 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.
    • Patient's relatives trying to do my job. I am pretty good at letting them know that is my job without creating a caos.
  • 6.) 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?
    •  Be kind, but don't get too friendly with patients, medical staff. Watch your boundaries.
  • 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.
    • Translationjounal.net
  • What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
    • The complete Medical terminology By Verónica  Hackethal MD 

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