Ever wish you could get paid for just being Scandinavian? Maybe you can.
Blueprint Consulting Services (BPCS) in Bellevue seeks a native Swedish speaker/writer to work as a localization and translation specialist. Must have visa and employment authorization/green card, but BPCS can help with relocation to the Seattle area. Your Swedish written/translation skills will be tested. More information here.
Occasionally we're asked for help translating old letters. It just requires a basic understanding of Swedish, usually Swedish of some decades ago. if you’d like to earn some pocket change while helping people make sense of their family heirlooms.
In June, the Swedish Club signed up for the first time with Alaska Herring Week, an annual promotion that seeks to get sustainable Pacific herring onto local menus. The forgotten fish was a natural fit for our midsommar smörgåsbord—and things couldn't have gone better, as this Herring Week blog post attests.
If you missed it, don't fret—we have a feeling there will be more chances to enjoy herring at the Club in the near future.
Swedish School Gets Noticed
The Seattle Swedish School, which meets in our building, received a very nice writeup in Swedish magazine SMUL. Follow the link and you'll find the article on page 37—in Swedish!
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