I have been a translator for quite a few years now and I must say this is my true calling. I have excellent reading and writing skills as well as a thirst for kknowledge and very good computer skills.
As with any translator, I do believe experiences outside the linguisti realm are also very useful for this line of work.
I have worked as a pastry chef, as a teacher and a secretary. Moreover, I am very responsible and reliable. Therefore, I believe all these experiences make me the kind of professional tranlation agencies are looking for.