Question and Answer
- What is your name?
- Where do you live?
- How long have you been an interpreter or translator?
- What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
- My dream since I was a child was to be able to communicate with everybody around the world and share experience and life.
- List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
- Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
- Constantly learning. Each project, each text contains a new information, a new idea and experience, one more piece of human being world and history.
- 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.
- One not-so-perfect project I worked was a purchasing contract. It was my first time on such a document and first time on a "real" translation. I had many difficulties and lost many hours looking for translation solutions I didn't know how to find. From that time I understand what translation really was, not at all the one I learned at High School!
From then I decided to study more, get a degree, attend specialization courses, get in touch with more experienced translators. It's an ongoing learning, by doing and making mistakes.
- If you could go back in time to when you were just starting out as a translator or interpreter, w < ">Translation hat advice would you give to your younger self?
- Leave immediately Italy and go working and studying abroad! The best way to learn! I didn't be able to do it: no money, no friends to leave with. I was young.
- 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.
- The first web source I found by chance: wordreference.com, often my salvation when I was just a beginner!
- What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
- Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
By: Alice Munro
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013
In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.
A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager's practical joke. A college student visiting her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife's nursing-home romance. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is Munro at her best, tirelessly observant, serenely free of illusion, deeply and gloriously humane