A good CV, lots of specialization courses and a huge list of past projects help, but that is not all that we are looking for. . Experienced translators were new at some point in their careers and back then they did not have all those projects under their belt. Everybody starts without much experience, so there must be something more than just experience, right?
Translation is a popular choice for global citizens who master one or more languages, and who want to start working independently. What does it take to become a full time translator? How can you kickstart your career once you've made up your mind?