Steven Quilty recently joined our Translation Production team. Having worked in our Quality Control department for 3 years, Steven moved to his new role as Translation Project Manager for the UK office last month. Here is an interview with Steven to find out what he thinks about his role so far.
Why did you decide to join Ubiqus and then later the Project Management team?
I decided to join Ubiqus three years ago as I felt it could provide me with a great opportunity to learn about the translation industry, while being part of an attractive, wide-reaching, global company.
The Project Management team appealed to me as I wanted to be more involved with translators & the sales team. So when a Translation Project Manager role became available, I was contacted as Ubiqus always eandeavours to promote staff.
I like working & communicating with people so I felt it could be a good move that would provide me with a challenge to relish.
What was your dream job when you were growing up?
My dream job was to be an astronaut, but that slowly dissipated when Maths and I decided to go our separate ways.
What made you decide to work with foreign languages?
I currently hold a degree in Business & French so languages have always interested me immensely. My interest grew further during my time living in France as you really learn so much more about a culture when you can understand its language. I find that working with languages helps you to open your mind and expand your horizons.
How was it working in the Quality Control Team?
Working on the Quality Control Team was a very enjoyable experience. Bérengère and I formed a great team and experienced both good and bad days together. You learn lots of interesting things as you review documents – some of it useless trivia – but some of that might prove to be useful someday. Overall, a very challenging job that has provided me with a good grounding in reviewing translations and collaborating with translators.
On a sidenote, I can no longer read a book without picking out errors! I’ve become “un maniaque” or stickler as the French might say.
What is your favourite part of the new Project Manager role?
Achieving client satisfaction! I think that’s what it is all about at the end of the day so it is great to hear when a job is well done.
Tell us one thing we don’t know about you…
I’ve recently represented Waterford as a goalkeeper and am currently holding talks with Real Madrid (I wish!)