Quoting a transcription and producing a marketing text
Thread poster: triskele

triskele  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:23
Italian to English
Apr 28, 2005

I just received a request for an unusual job.

The job requires that I "interview" a Commerical Director of a company about their products / company. In reality, no interview questions will be prepared. The Director will simply talk and the conversation will be recorded. I will then be responsible for putting together a marketing brochure based on this conversation.

Any ideas on how to quote a job of this type?

It should be noted that the interview and the brochure will all be in english (i.e. no traslation).

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Benno Groeneveld  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:23
English to Dutch
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only unusual for a translator Apr 28, 2005

The job you were offered sounds like one that should have gone to a public relations person or a journalist.

I am a journalist and I interview people all the time and then write articles about them or their profession. I could work an interview into a brochure, that's just a different way of writing, something that PR people (or journalists who do PR on the side) do all the time.


[Edited at 2005-04-28 22:03]

[Edited at 2005-04-28 22:03]

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