Translation: tool. skills. time. art. To do it well you don't just blow the dust off your dictionary and start writing. No, you play with words, look for the right piece to complete the puzzle and spend plenty of time on google. You talk to yourself while trying to figure out which sentence sounds better. At time it must rhyme and at others highly technical vocabulary almost drives you mad.
Patience. Curiosity. Willingness to learn.
And an obvious sign of a tired translator is when translation funnily becomes traduction just like in France.