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A friend shared this with me on Facebook today and I think it hits the spot. The picture was posted on “Translators do it better” and I believe it was created by Anna Fock and Xenia Escapade. Do you agree?

As if it is not enough to battle the perception of us, we also have to battle negotiation with clients and customers. Doesn’t it feel like this sometimes? Click on the link to find out:

The Vendor Client Relationship

Swedish Translation Services is a company owned by Tess Whitty, a freelance translator (English-Swedish), proofreader, editor, copy writer, localizer and entrepreneur.


  1. There should be another one: “How my grandma sees me” and a picture of a beggar 🙂 I don’t know if it’s universal, but my grandparents find it really hard to believe that this is really what I do for living…

    • Tess says:

      Thanks for your comment Marta! I agree, even my father does not quite understand that what I am doing is a “real” job.

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