The ambitious aim was to create a native-speaker multilingual centre for
translation and teaching in a wide range of languages. The Centre was
opened by the Mayor of Roskilde on 3rd September, but immediately ran into severe
There were simply not enough freelance translators, proofreaders, copywriters,
teachers and other experts committed to sharing the facilities of the Centre.
We wanted at least 20, but had we been 10, we could have survived long enough to
reach our target. As it was, we were only five full-time
freelancers – with no queue of applicants standing outside the door.
We could not pay the rent, so we had no choice but to close the Centre in its
physical form. So, as from 1st January 2010, the Language Support
Centre will no longer be located at Stændertorvet 2 in the middle of Roskilde.
And English support
back to Business House
The challenge is to find a new way to achieve the same goal – maximum
visibility for the valuable skills of our freelance network of native-speaker
freelancers. The way forward will concentrate on cyberspace (where the
rents are lower), and we are already working on the plans. If you have
ideas or want to join our network, please get in touch.