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13 Working directly with clients If you decide to work with translation agencies, all you need to do is register with a number of them and hopefully you will receive a regular supply of work. The level of administration you will need to deal with will be quite small. You will need to advertise if you want to work directly with clients and this requires quite a different approach. There will be additional demands on your time that will swallow up productive and feeearning capacity. Approaching potential clients directly requires a lot of work.

I hypothesised for a brief moment and explained that I had not seen a glass the last time I checked the toilet during a security walkabout. He detected that I spoke Swedish with a foreign accent and made the obvious but inebriated remark in Swedish, ‘So you’re a foreigner are you? ’ This was followed by an enquiry as to my nationality and, when he found out that I was English, he demanded the use of a telephone. He explained that his son had been to England on holiday and would have to come to the hotel to act as an interpreter.

21 A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TRANSLATORS The competitions are held from time to time as vacancies arise for translators into a particular language. They are announced in a joint notice published in the Official Journal bearing a number in the series ‘EUR/LA/ . . ’, and advertised simultaneously in the press of the language concerned. Competitions for English language translators are advertised in the United Kingdom and in Ireland, and possibly in other countries. Check ISSN 0378-6986 on the Internet for the latest information.

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