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Emilie Castellanos

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • Emilie Castellanos
  • Where do you live?
    • Rotorua, New Zealand
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • My passion for languages and my experience living overseas with the language barriers made me want to help my community and service providers.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Professionalism
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • The variety of assignements
  • 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 am only human.
  • 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?
    • Never stop learning.
  • 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.
    • Linguee
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • Unfair Fight by Sam Hazeldine


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