Jasper Burford and Jaspell
Civil Engineering, Language and Miscellaneous
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Prior to his retirement in 2011 Jasper Burford offered the following services
through his self-employment business, Jaspell Services. Since 2011 these services are no longer available.
In addition to a career spanning manual work and design work in civil engineering,
Jasper Burford gained significant experience in learning, teaching and using foreign
languages in the UK and abroad. These embraced Bengali, Hindi, French, Mandarin (in
Pinyin), Urdu, German and some Nepali, Spanish, Italian, etc
The following services used to be offered, but are no longer
Visual Basic 6 Programming
Visual Basic 6 was used by Jasper Burford in his writing of the Jaspell
Computer Software Use or Other Training
Training was arranged in the use of Jaspell Jaldi software. Typically, the rate for
training a group of 6 persons for ½ a day was £120, or a whole day £200: for a venue
within 10 miles of Jaspell's headquarters.
Structures and Foundation Specialists Abbott Holliday Partnership and Peter Holliday Associates [Return to top]
B J Burford was an associate with Peter Holliday Associates who provide specialist
skills in the field of the structural stability of buildings. Services were charged per
day depending on the nature and location of the work. Value Added Tax was charged by Peter
Holliday Associates for such services.
Building Care, Construction, Maintenance and
Cleaning [Return to top]
Charges for miscellaneous building services depended on the particular assignment.
Although the charges were usually about the "going rate" for the same type of
work, great care was always taken to provide a high quality product, and in some cases
this may attract a higher charge than available elsewhere.
Typing, Preparation of Reports, Investigations and
Theses [Return to top]
Charges for miscellaneous clerical, word processing, investigative or analytical
services depended on the particular assignment and language. Nevertheless, a high
quality product was always produced with speed.
Problem Solving, Innovation, Counsel, Advice or Practical
Assistance on a Wide Range of Activities and Subjects [Return to top]
We offered to assist you in the search for answers to your deepest questions, solve
your problems, innovate for you.
Publications [Return to
Jaspell created self-teach study aids from English to Bengali comprising manual,
dictionary, answers, revision, phrasebook, tapes, songs. Click
here to find most of these online. Additional help was offered in their use.
Language Instruction Courses [Return to top]
Jasper Burford used to offer intensive courses in Bengali for groups up to 8 persons in
the London, Essex or Suffolk areas of England area using the above materials. Prices for
elsewhere, including continental Europe, were considered by arrangement. French and German
speakers with little English who wished to learn Bengali were also considered.
Multi-Language Software Use or Other
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Training was arranged. Typically, the rate for training a group of 6 persons for ½ a
day was £160, or a whole day £240 for a venue within 10 miles of Jaspell Services'
Translation Services and Word Processing Services
Jaspell Services offered a high standard of Bengali to English or English to Bengali
translation at around £140 per 1000 words, depending on the nature of the material
and task. Minimum charge was £40. We could also provide simultaneous oral translation.
Jaspell provided a rapid turn-round when typing up neat hand-written Bengali drafts. These
were checked for language, as well as for typing accuracy, and then issued in A4 laser
quality print-ready hard copy along with electronic copy on disc in Rich Text Format
(.RTF), Word Format (.DOC) or Adobe Acrobat P. D. Format (.PDF). We also transmitted
translations or typeset copy as attachments with e-mails.
Public Presentation and Information Service
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Jaspell Services offered to serve as multilingual guide or host for exhibitions, etc.
Date of last edit: 05 September 2015