There are myths and clichés about many professions. Here are some common ones regarding translation.
Anyone who speaks more than one language can be a translator.
Even a bilingual person is not necessarily a skilled translator, let alone someone with an A-level only. If all you need is to get the gist of what the document says, such a person may be able to give you a rough idea of what it is about, but if you need an accurate and reliable translation, I suggest you Continue reading