There is not no doubt that translators as mediators between the source and target languages need to have the mastery of the two languages involved in translation. Yet, there are a broad range of other skills professional freelance translators are required to have today.
There is no doubt that translation market has been subject to considerable change during recent years.
The Internet is an indelible part of our life and the main medium of communication for many of us. When it comes to translators, the Internet seems to have a lot to offer.
The translator should have a real talent for writing in his/her own language as any clumsiness in the language of translation may affect the translation as whole.