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1991. 4 September Dear Sirs, Concerning the project (. ) Sweden. We take the liberty of sending You some information about the above headline. The (. . ) is a very representative . ... building and under up construktion and it will be ready to move into 1992, the First of Feb. The property is in a very rigth place, about 70 kilometres from Stockholm the capital of Sweden and to Arlanda, the international and domestic airport is it only 20 minutes drive, without any queues, that is a save of time!!!

Your principal duties are translation from Norwegian and Swedish into English, and checking other translators’ translations. It is anticipated that your language skills will be extended to Danish through exposure to relevant texts. Salary and benefits Your salary as from (date) will be £XX,000 per annum with the next scheduled salary review on 1 (date). Your salary will be paid monthly in arrears on or about the 23rd of each month. No sickness or injury benefits in addition to National Health provisions are provided at present.

A test usually amounts to a page or so. I have however seen a case where a potential client has asked for a complete chapter from a book to be translated free of charge as a test! I often wonder if the client concerned had got the whole book translated free of charge by sending a different chapter to the required number of translators. Performing a test translation will give you a chance to shine and could be the start of a long-term working agreement. Most clients demand that translation agencies provide test translations (often several in the same language using different translators).

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