Last week, I did an interview with a French student doing a translation degree. She asked me what advice I would give her. I told her that she should ignore all those who’ll tell her that she’s unlikely to succeed and that she should chose another career. Translation is a fantastic job, which is worth taking a few risks.
Thinking back, I realise that this is the advice I would have liked to give myself when I was a student and that it perhaps wasn’t that useful to her. What would you have told her?