Contacting Translation Agencies
Thread poster: fallplanet
Dec 27, 2009

Hello Proz users

I have been studying translation for quite a while now, and am confident in my skills. I have also read other articles here and searched the web.
I was thinking of sending e-mails to agencies with my CV attached, asking them to send me trial tests.
Can anyone give me any advice on how to send the first e-mail???
I wasn't planning on attaching a cover letter. Aside from saying "I speak this-and-that language, and references can be provided upon request," shall I write a bit more about myself?

Thank you.


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Sandrine Ananie  Identity Verified
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Member (2009)
English to French
I recently asked the same question Dec 27, 2009

You may find it useful to refer to this link:

(hope it works)

Good luck!


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Mohamed Mehenoun  Identity Verified
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You need to specify your skills Dec 28, 2009


You need to specify your skills in your email, and be more professional-like.

If you did some translations in the past just mention it.

If you have other diplomas than translation or if you worked in another field that would be something worth mentioning.



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