[SPAM]: Does anyone work in a place where they have translation needs ?

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  1. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I'm trying DESPERATELY to drum up new business

    Any thoughts, gang ?

    Of course, I won't mention your names or anything, but I am looking for places that have requirements in this field and if you do have anything, a contact or department would be a GREAT GREAT help (though not a necessity)

    Sorry for spamming, I'm a CUNT :(
     
  2. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    Do we get commission?
     
  3. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I'll send you a FREE MUG
     
  4. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    What's German for 'free mug'?
     
  5. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    freier Becher

    Unless you want to use something FANCY like kostlos or Gratis
     
  6. Emma

    Emma x-o-x-o

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    I'll send you a contact for our procurement dept but I don't fancy your chances. You never know though....
     
  7. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Well it's WORTH A BASH...

    Our telesales department just keeps hitting brick walls at the moment. Knowing places where there actually ARE some needs might help...
     
  8. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    Digital agencies are a very good bet

    Websites are increasingly being localised - and poorly. Freelance translators are unreliable and of course you have to get one for every country you localise in.

    They may not realise it, but a one-stop shop would be of great use to them.

    Bigger companies (like mine) less likely because they have local offices already. Digital agencies tend to be UK based...
     
  9. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Localisation is a whole other world. We struggle with the technical side of things, so the "one stop shop" actually isn't really viable for us, but we do translation of an AWFUL lot of websites.

    Some digital agencies are already on our books, including one who supply to BT, so we do a lot of their translations...
     
  10. David 5000

    David 5000 I'll dance alone

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    Really?! I did a secondment out to BT a couple of years ago, we used the company translation service a bit then.
     
  11. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    As I said, we do it via a digital agency...so it's only one arm

    A company like BT will have MASSES of translation requirements and loads of it won't be centralised...
     
  12. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    What languages does your company do, Sheena? Just out of curiosity, I doubt my firm needs any external services with all the native speakers around.
     
  13. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    We cover everything. We use freelancers but all are vetted and fully qualified/experienced in their relevant fields

    It enables us to select the right translator for the right job, as there is a pressure on companies using in house translators to give them work rather than having them sit there idle, even if the work is not in their field...
     
  14. Star

    Star Homo Secretary (OB)

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    We get SO many people at work who expect us to provide a translator for them :grr:
     
  15. Snork Maiden

    Snork Maiden covered in puree

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    you could contact out head office


    Barkers
    30 Farringdon Street
    London EC4A 4EA

    Telephone: 020 7634 1200
    Fax: 020 7634 1162
    Email: london@barkers.co.uk
     
  16. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    I presume that we do.. but i was trying to find a list of approved suppliers (i've seen it before) but i couldn't find it.
     
  17. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Well THAT'S what we need...

    TELL ALL INDIE POOS

    Thank you SNORKS
     
  18. Emma

    Emma x-o-x-o

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    i didn't know you worked for barkers?

    there's a barkers office in bristol and my friend justin used to be creative director but he got laid off just before christmas.
     
  19. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    Nick Watson
    Director of Aviva Procurement
    (i can't find an official address for him, but a standard Aviva address is 8 Surrey Street, Norwich NR1 3NG)

    07790 487 625 is the Aviva Procurement Helpdesk

    Aviva are/were Norwich Union, if you didn't already know
     
  20. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Ah, Aviva...we already do work for them

    We've been trying to get them centralised for a LONG LONG TIME but they're having none of it. We do lots for one department, little elsewhere...
     
  21. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Anyone ELSE !? Im on a MARKETING BINGE
     
  22. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    *bored at work and hopeful someone might see it BUMP*
     
  23. Suomi

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    luftkissenboot!
     
  24. Snork Maiden

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    I've just see this - shows how often I'm here!

    they closed the creative team in Bristol. I'm the CD for Scotland.

    I've met Justin once, I think.



    crikey, does that mean you know Pascal Holt??
     
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  25. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Cross Dresser ?
     
  26. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    oh Sheena remind me to send you my address - if you send me some MARKETING TAT I could always forward it on to my EMEA counterparts

    (I'm useless as I only work on UK now)
     
  27. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Oooh LOVELY !

    I'll send you a BROCHURE and some MUGS :disco:
     
  28. Whatevar

    Whatevar WHAT!

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    Not unless you're fluent in KOREAN...
     
  29. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Our company is...
     
  30. Whatevar

    Whatevar WHAT!

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    We have loads of Korean children at my school, as it's in New Malden, "Korean capital of Great Britain" :D

    But the owners are far too tight to pay for translation services, sorry. They just SHOUT A BIT LOUDER at the little bastards.
     
  31. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Well that wasn't much HELP now WAS IT ?!

    I've been busy NETWORKING all day

    i've even set up a facebook group for my company. It's ALL GO GANG :disco:
     
  32. Suomi

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    I can be your trophy wife, and can help you network
     
  33. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Can I put you on block ?
     
  34. Mats

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    I would like someone to do my Japanese homework
     
  35. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    £180 per 1000 words to you :)
     
  36. Mats

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    Fine but then the translator has to be male, come to my home and BE NAKED while doing it :evil:
     
  37. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    *ANNUAL PLEA*

    Work is a BIT SLOW. Anyone got any CONTACTS I can SPAM?
     
  38. [insert your best offer here]

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    Do you work with Trados, Transit or Across :o?
     
  39. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Trados
     
  40. [insert your best offer here]

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    Good choice.
    Funny, hardly anyone knows SDL Trados :D


    I work at a localazation company myself so I don't have any translation needs, sorry :(
     

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