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Taufik Afdal

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • Taufik Afdal
  • Where do you live?
    • Tanjungpinang
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • I love translating and gaining deeper understanding of other fields of study.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Online Search Skill
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • Catching up with the deadline and revise the results
  • 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.
    • It was a project from water treatment plant company. There were technical terms that i have never heard. What i learnt was the technical terms could be left untranslated since the readers are technicians.
  • 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?
    • I would advise me to learn more grammar and collected more glossaries on cloud-based.
  • 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.
    • google.translate.com
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • The Business Guide for Translators





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