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.