As a language professional, do everything you can to boost your chances of success. Here's a short video from director of training Paul Urwin with some tips for connecting with translation agencies via email.
If you'd like to find out lots more about how to get more translation agency clients, check out Tess Whitty's 3-hour workshop which takes place on April 29: https://training.proz.com/translation-agencies-workshop.
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Here is the summary to keep in mind:
1. Think about the email subject
You've got that small space to get their attention.
2. Address the recipient correctly
Take the time to tailor your approach to the person.
3. Connect/relate with the person
Did they attend an event that you did? Is there an article they have posted?
4. Focus on their needs
Needs of a potential client should come first. Then provide your solution.
5. Include call-to-action or question
Why? They keep the conversation going.
6. Add links to ProZ.com profile and LinkedIn profile in your signature
They can click on those links, visit your profile and see you are a true professional.