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Question and Answer

  • What is your name? 
    • Kamal
  • Where do you live?
    • Togo
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • Passion for languages and keen to learn various issues
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Passion
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • meeting the need of the client
  • 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.
    • My first debuit in a boot was not easy, I later learned that I needed to work more. When you are in translation and interpreting you don't stop learning.
  • 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?
    • To read a lot and be curious
  • 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.
    • linguee.com
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • No place to hide


No Place to Hide: Alpha Company at Nui Ba Den puts into words what few can imagine and even fewer have experienced--the harrowing and life-altering experience of facing deadly assaults from snipers. The U.S. Army's Alpha Company, deployed in Vietnam in 1969, followed orders sending it toward a mountain, Nui Ba Den. There they encountered North Vietnamese snipers, secure on higher ground, who subjected the company to two days' of unremitting attack. In the end, nine members of the company and two of Charlie Company who came to their aid lost their lives.
The author, Bill Sly, survived both the battle at Nui Ba Den and the Vietnam War. A college degree in history education and his military duties writing narratives to support awards of the Medal of Honor provided him with the background and expertise to bring to life his first-hand experience with the war and this particular engagement. In the pages of No Place to Hide, he tells the story of this company and its men who served, fought, and died and those who survived to remember and to remind others of the sacrifices of their comrades.
No Place to Hide: Alpha Company at Nui Ba Den honors the men who fought together, remembers the sacrifices of those who died, and preserves the history of the events it depicts.


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