Well this has been quite a week for me. It is a constant source of amazement how quickly life can change with only miniscule step changes.
I was commissioned to put together a PowerPoint presentation by a client who had been invited to enter his company into a company/business IT competition – think “Dragons Den” and you have some idea. Specifically, I had to run a broad brush Venture Capital presentation as part of a request for 6 million euro, produce some supporting graphs and a series of key features with summaries of the business, its market, competition, strengths and weaknesses.
Again this may not sound too much like writing however it was in reality; the client had already done all the research and needed someone with a good grasp of English to put a business class English language presentation together which for them was difficult. The difficulty was the MD was Swedish with the co-owner Ukrainian, and though both had very good English when I spoke with them, it became painfully clear that English writing quality was not a strength in their corporate armoury.
For approximately one day, I received $900 and a further commission worth substantially in excess of that.
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