The following Translator Q & A is part of our Translator FAQ Series.
Question: How can I become a successful translator?
Answer: There are many things you can do to become a successful translator. The best most directly advice is to always provide a lot of value to your clients, check all professional translations five times before submitting them to clients, constantly improve your language skills, and work with a translation partner to check each other's work. Also see our other FAQ entries on this and related topics: