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What advice would you give your younger self?

On Twitter, we asked our followers to tell us what advice they would give to their younger selves before starting their career in translating or interpreting. Below is a list of responses we receieved from this Tweet.

1. Find an experienced proofreader


2. Have a business plan

3. Make sure your skills are up to scratch

4. Be flexible, reliable and invest in your expertise
5. Be adaptable and don't hyperspecialise

6. Work hard and study

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