Here's news of a translation agency in Tel Aviv which recently got in touch with one of our members:

'RE: SUB-CONTRACTOR FOR TRANSLATION SERVICES

One of this countries most under-utilized natural resource is the almost unlimited supply of highly-educated manpower that is available here from all parts of the world. Following a cursory survey of comparable services available around the world, we have concluded that we can offer you excellent quality translation at competative prices…

Our translators are native speakers of the destination texts and usually have a background in the subject they are translating. We pay attention to style, writers intent and colloquialisms as opposed to doing the translation as an academic exercise…. Texts can be transferred anywhere in minutes by fax or electronic mail.'

Needless to say, they are looking forward to doing business.

Source: Professional Translator & Interpreter, No 1, 1992