Question and Answer
- What is your name, where do you live, and how long have you been an interpreter or translator?
- Where do you live?
- What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
- 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.
- 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.
- Documents that need lots of research, yet clients think you were born knowing it all and want it ready yesterday.
- 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?
- Dedicate more time to other languages like French, German, Italian or Spanish.
- 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.
- What's the best book you've read this year?
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.
But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?