When do you start translation? And what is a good translator?

In translation work, there are a number of issues that come up very often. Two of these are:
– When is a language group ready to start translation work? What conditions need to be fulfilled? How to decide?
– What makes a good translator? What skills should a translator have?
These issues are discussed in three articles posted on this website. In these articles, Nico Daams explains the approach taken in the Isles of the Sea project. You can read the articles online or download them as PDF.