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Thread poster: klghemil ghseil
klghemil ghseil
Equatorial Guinea
Local time: 16:48
Mar 21, 2005

Hello,
I am pretty much established as a translator working German-English, and have been living in Germany for a few years. However I studied French/German (really original combination) at uni 50/50 and would like to be able to start translating French/English as well, although I have never yet done any work with French professionally, and am obviously in a German environment. Does anybody have any ideas on how I can get agencies etc to give me a chance with French, or how I can get expericence translating with my second foreign language so I can start offering it professionally??? Would be really grateful for any advice.
Jenny H.


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Crystal Samples  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:48
French to English
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adding second language Mar 22, 2005

Hi Jenny,

I suggest that you ask one of the agencies that you have a good relationship with, one that is already very satisfied with your German-English work and has a demand for this language combination to test you out in your new working language. They already know that you're a good translator, and that fact that you had just as much uni education in French as you did in German will probably make them more inclined to give you a chance.

Good luck,
sindee21


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