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Tamer Osman

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  • What is your name?
    • Tamer Osman
  • Where do you live?
    • Canada
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • I adore languages. I am a multi-skilled, deadline-oriented ,perpetually upgrading ,innovative, seasoned, meticulous, and professional ESL / FSL teacher & writer, translator & proofreader.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Knowing 5 languages
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • challenegs of translating technological terms
  • 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.
    • An assignment written in African French. The problem with that assignment was that I was unaware of the dialects of the African French. So it was not ideal for me. I learnt that I had to give some time for reading in different cultures of the world, because thatwould help meovercome any obstacles in the translation process.
  • 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?
    • Follow what is going on in the world and in every walk of life, so that you can create yourself as a professional translator.
  • 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.
    • MateCat
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • Change Your Mind - Change Your Life
      by: Leon Van Keulen

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