Professor Wang Weimin
School of Foreign Languages
Southwest Jiaotong University
Dear Prof Wang
I am sorry to have dropped a mail like this on you, but I was quite impressed with Linna’s translation work, and I wanted to commend her for her professionalism and excellent performance.
I attended the recent 2013 Dujiangyan International Forum in Chengdu, and I had the privilege of meeting Linna who had been assigned the task of doing simultaneous interpretation for 3 speakers - a Scots, a Korean and me, a Singaporean.
As the third speaker, I had the opportunity of listening to Linna's translation for the first two speakers. I was particularly impressed with her ability in not just translating complex technological concepts but capturing the very essence and spirit of each speaker's message as well as conveying the speakers’ emotions.
Our presentations were unscripted and spontaneous and Linna had no prior access to our materials; all the same she succeeded in translating each statement quite flawlessly and accurately.
When we opened the floor for dialogue with the teacher participants, Linna did dual translation, moving quite effortlessly from Chinese to English and from English back to Chinese. This is quite a daunting task even for professional interpreters, yet, Linna did the translation seamlessly. The dialogue between the participants and speakers was quick and fast and it went on over 3 hours. Throughout, Linna remained professional, cheerful and enthusiastic.
I must add that she was an inspiration to us and her performance was most impressive, especially given that the Scots’ English was quite heavily accented, and both the Korean and Singaporean accents were probably a challenge too. And if I may add, all three of us were very delighted and pleased with Linna's work.
Thank you for having Linna help us that afternoon.
Miss Chan Lai Peng
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