Beyond the hard skills needed to be a translator, which involve a lot of studying, being flexible, connecting with the work and the people I work with have helped me enormously. Finding seasoned mentors to show me the way and learning from their flaws and talents. Also research has been instrumental, and never ending curiosity have helped me build solid confidence.
Start drawing up a business plan, however simple you want to make it, always be ready to make adjustments, and never ever be scared to ask questions or ask for help. It's also a great idea to start searching for mentors that will help you as you get older.
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