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Alexandra Scott

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • Alexandra Scott
  • Where do you live?
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • I am fascinated by languages and very curious by nature; translation is the best kind of puzzle for me.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Strong background in law and finance.
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • Independence!
  • 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.
    • Post-editing machine translation output ranks among the least enjoyable tasks. It confirmed my belief that having one's own translation memories to draw on are essential.
  • 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?
    • Have faith in your abilities and drive, it will work out marvellously.
  • 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.
    • Deja Vu X2
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • Un eroe del nostro tempo by Vasco Pratolini



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