Found in Translation: Eman Massri
This week on Found in Translation interview series, we’re introducing our one and only Eman Massri, one of our Senior Linguists, who has been with Tarjama since day one!
Eman thinks dealing with words is an art form and even though technology provides tools and boosts productivity, the human touch is always required for a high-quality outcome.
Let’s get to know her better!
Dear Eman, how did Tarjama contribute to your career growth?
Studying translation was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Another one would be pursuing my dream career with a company with a well-conceived plan and clear vision such as Tarjama. With its strong and positive leadership, its deeply rooted values and positive culture, and its effective use of technology, Tarjama contributed to my career growth and helped bring out the best in me. Working with Tarjama for more than 7 years now taught me to embrace change and helped me grow new skills that enriched my career and personal life as well. Today when I remember all the hard work, the successes and sometimes setbacks, the achievements that are acknowledged by the whole world now, I feel very grateful and proud to be part of Tarjama’s journey.
Why do you think it’s better to work at a technology-driven company?
I believe that a technology-driven innovative company can empower its employees and enhance productivity and growth. Tarjama has set a great example in utilizing technology and data to streamline its operations and better serve its customers.
What is it like working at Tarjama? How is it different from other companies you’ve worked with?
My journey with Tarjama started on day one. This long journey helped me build on my knowledge and skills. What I really appreciate is Tarjama’s constant commitment to supporting its employees and providing them with whatever tools they need to achieve their career goals and full potential. Tarjama entrusts me with flexibility and helped me achieve work-life balance, and this is what makes it different from other companies I’ve worked with.
What’s your first thing to do after you turn off your computer?
The first thing I do when my shift ends is checking on my sons and make sure that everything is OK around the home.
How do you see the future of a linguist 5 years from now?
To be honest, the idea of technology taking over some jobs terrifies me sometimes. However, I don’t think that linguists are replaceable. Technology might provide tools and solutions to enhance productivity, but a human touch is always required to provide a high-quality outcome. Dealing with words is an art that needs a human touch, technology might help over time, but it can never replace human common sense.
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
The best career advice I’ve received was to keep going and not quit especially when I had two babies to care for. This decision of keeping my job was one of the best decisions of my life and it wouldn’t be possible without Tarjama’s care and understanding of my personal life situation and goals.