Contacting Agencies “Out of the Blue”

I’ve always wondered what happens with those myriad cover letters, CV’s and online applications I’ve filled out over the years with translation agencies. Do they disappear into a large pile of others like me, for all intents and purposes anonymous translators who just want a chance? Or are they looked over and found faulty in some way, regardless of the hours spent agonizing over the structure of a cover letter, rearranging paragraphs and trying to appear professional without sounding pushy or robotic? I just found many answers to these and other questions in this informative article by a language services agency posted in their blog, The Stinging Nettle. Read more about how (not) to contact an agency and maybe you’ll get a reply next time. I’m still waiting.

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