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Countless times I have heard translators say things like “I hope to get work like that someday.” The reality is that almost none of these translators will ever get “work like that,” and hoping won’t change that reality. The people who have those hopes usually don’t have a clue as to what they would need to do to get what they want. Nor are many of them even aware of how slim their chances are of getting “work like that.” For almost all translators, the outlook is dismal at best. For the sake of this discussion, I will define “work like that” as follows. These characteristics happen to apply to … Continue reading

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