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Translation Agency Recommendations in New York
Thread poster: Yaron Dahan
Yaron Dahan
Local time: 13:20
French to English
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Sep 8, 2005

Okay, I know you can't post this on the forum, but if anyone has any recommendations of agencies in New York, I'd like to hear it. So can you e-mail me direct to: professor_noray@hotmail.com. (It's easier than me going through the entire yellow pages ang calling each one, which is what i'll have to do without recommendations). Any advice/help is appreciated.

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Alejandra Villarroel  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 08:20
English to Spanish
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Directory and Blue Boad Sep 9, 2005

You can always search for US agencies in the Directory, and then check their BB.
A bit of work won't hurt you
ALEJANDRA


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Benno Groeneveld  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:20
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Going through the Yellow Pages Sep 9, 2005

isn't such a bad idea. A couple of years ago, when I was the proud owner of a brand new Kaypro Computer (two 5 1/4 inch floppies, 64K RAM ... $2,500 (!) (although that included a daisy wheel printer), I wrote a letter to every agency in the New York Yellow Pages. Now, 20+ years later, I still get work through those letters (people move to other agencies, take their contacts with them, agencies get taken over).

As a previous poster said: a little bit of work won't hurt you.


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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:20
Dutch to English
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Useful information Sep 9, 2005

Alejandra Villarroel wrote:

A bit of work won't hurt you
ALEJANDRA


Also, if you do your own research you will find out things which may be of interest to you.


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Elena Pavan  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:20
Member (2005)
French to Italian
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That is what we all did!!! Sep 9, 2005

At least, that is what I did at the beginnin. And what I still do from time to time, to contact new agencies.
I know it's boring but it's part of our job. You cannot expect other people to do the work for you!!!!
Good luck


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GoodWords  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 05:20
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Be On the Top Sep 9, 2005

If someone else recommends an agency they are happy with, it means they get work from that agency. And that means they're ahead of you in the queue of freelancers whom the agency contacts when they have work. You have a better chance of being the agency's translator of choice in your language pair and area if you discovered them yourself. Ideally you want to be on the top of the agency's current list for translators in your language and specialization. That's why it's worth doing the contact work yourself.

[Edited at 2005-09-09 23:47]


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