Friends of friends with make-do oral skills are not a good bet for written translations. Nor is the nephew who spent a summer abroad.
Chris Durban in her Onionskin installment Opportunity Knocks. The Onionskin, a “client education column,” runs in the ITI Bulletin and the ATA Chronicle but is sadly not available on-line. What’s keeping you, Chris? E-mail me and we’ll set something up.