Thoughts on translation links to this article from US News & World report, which tells us that translators and interpreters are one of the Top 50 careers in 2011. High time to become an interpreter :-). The article is good I think, but the sad story behind is that the interest for learning foreign languages, especially in the English speaking world is shrinking. Therefore fewer and fewer students have the necessary background to become translators or interpreters and hence the increasing need. So, high time to study languages and to become an interpreter. For those of you who have Swedish as mother tongue the Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies in Stockholm will start their training again, you have to apply before April 15, 2001.