A translator is a person who writes
Some time ago, I came across the quote “A writer is a person who writes,” and it seemed a bit odd to me at the time. Of course a writer writes. Right? Well, it was really hinting at how much hard work writing is, and that talent is just the tip of the iceberg.
I think this is also true of translation (and many other crafts that require a lot of writing). It is one thing to speak a second language fluently. But it’s quite another to truly transport one language’s meaning and flavor into another.
Since practise makes perfect I decided 2 minutes ago to start this blog. So there you have it. Enjoy!