Episode 10 of the ATA SPD Podcast – An interview with Rudy Heller
In Episode 10, Andy Benzo—an ATA member since 2000, an ATA certified translator, and a member of the SPD Social Media and Professional Development committees—has the honor of interviewing Rudy Heller, who delights us with memories of growing up in Cali, Colombia, where he developed his passion for translation. Rudy speaks about the beginnings of his career as a translator and interpreter after he moved to the United States. He talks about his work as a former grader of the ATA certification program, his active and extensive volunteer work in the ATA as a former administrator of the Spanish Language Division, and his service as a former director and secretary of the ATA Board.
Rudy shares interesting anecdotes of his career, reflects on the evolution of the profession, explains the difference between mechanical and strategic translation, and, from his perspective as an instructor, he opines on how the translator of the future should be trained in the face of the constant evolution of artificial intelligence in the fields of translation and interpretation.
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