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Stephane Lavelanet

Question and Answer

  • What is your name, where do you live, and how long have you been an interpreter or translator.
    • Stephane Lavelanet
  • Where do you live
    • Missouri
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • The love of languages, and the power to communicate with others, in other languages than my maternal one.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • None, I think we are all brillant minds.
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • the contact with others, and the joy to serve humanity at large.
  • 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 do not like narrow mindedness, and being only technical, for me is not enough. We also need to be humane, and giving,because it gives us Joy.
  • 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?
    • Love what you do constantly, weather you are just starting, or are further ahead.
  • 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.
    • Linkedin
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • Personality, the Art of coming and becoming.

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