This article is adapted from the AARP Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love by Samuel Greengard (AARP Books/Sterling, 2008).
For more than a third of her life, Colombian-born Mercedes Pellet wrote the book on language translations. A business she and her husband, Michael, started in 1979 had grown to 55 employees and approximately $5 million in annual sales. By 2004 her firm was translating English into 60 languages and had a roster of elite clients, including Texaco and American Airlines. “It was a very successful business,” she explains. … Back to Article
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