Tell us who you are?
Tanya Sapty Prabhu, Mentoring Manager
Where around the world are you based?
Toronto, Canada #WLEC
What do you do in the localization/globalization world?
I am a client person, technical writer and French to English translator. I founded my own company to produce translations written and proofread for both accuracy, and especially where needed, creativity.
Why did you join this amazing tribe?
I’m actually a proud founding member of WLEC, the first Canadian chapter, as the Mentoring Manager. We benefit greatly from the connections in our community, but in the absence of this, we can create one. I remember my mother found support through a group for which she was also a founding member. Becoming a part of mentoring and connecting women so they can find support to integrate and grow professionally, felt like giving back.
What would you say is the greatest challenge facing our industry?
We have many different players, regulated or not, and it becomes increasingly difficult to compete. Translators struggle to survive, and this is one of the reasons why I had broadened my skill set to be able to manage clients across languages and disciplines. As the industry evolves, and especially now with so much uncertainty in the world, remaining in the industry is a challenge in itself.
Where would you like to see localization in 5 years?
I would love to see an industry that still shares our teachings and values. I hope we don’t lose sight of the human voice in our communication and the importance of retaining that. Automation is highly effective when properly managed, but it can certainly be flat in many aspects especially surrounding creativity. I hope we can find a balance and retain an art form, while benefiting from the consistency it brings with the ability to expand to other markets quickly.
Tell us something unique and fun about yourself
My dog Muddy and I bonded on a beach in South Korea, and he has been with me for ten years now. My hobby is designing crystal necklaces and I love to teach about connecting to your creative side.
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