Tuesday, August 25, 2015

10 Reasons Not to Become a Translator

  1. You don't know any language well enough, not even your own.
  2. You hate reading.
  3. You like food, basic shelter, security, and you regularly waste your money on such extravagances. Get over yourself, princess.
  4. You find working with people to unnecessarily tax your emotional well-being. You're not what they call a "people person."
  5. You don't own any dictionaries.
  6. Grammar make you sad.
  7. You never ventured off the farm.
  8. You don't really care about what's happening around the world. Hell, you don't even care about what's happening on your block.
  9. Your memory is not what it was 10, 20, 30 years ago. You'll end up looking up that one word that that author used at least 100 times at least 110 times. (Read that last sentence carefully. You'll get there.)
  10. You have better things to do, like bathe, floss, and pay the bills.
  11. You don't know how to count.