The most useful attributes for a good project manager
Top-class translators are often viewed as being the lifeblood of any successful translation company but good project managers are equally essential to ensure the smooth running of the whole operation.
"Life as a Project Manager is challenging and anything but dull"
These are only a few of the many facets of translation project management. In addition, it's definitely helpful if you can remember which two French translators have completely conflicting styles and should never ever be asked to work together, and if you can second-guess when a huge project is about to land on your desk.
Having three pairs of hands would definitely be a distinct advantage for any translation project manager - especially on Friday afternoons when all those "forgotten projects" have a nasty habit of coming out of the woodwork.
Still interested? If you're committed to a career in languages and relish the prospect of a challenge, translation project management might just be for you.