In middle June I got a phone call from a translation agency in London. They wanted me to travel to Stockholm on a 2-day interpreting assignment, English into Spanish.
I pointed out I live in Malmö, which is about 600 km from the capital of Sweden - wouldn't it be more cost-efficient for them to hire a Stockholm-based interpreter?
The surprising answer came: they had only found me listed as an English into Spanish interpreter living in Sweden. I do have colleagues working in the language pair Swedish into Spanish with interpreting, and also in English into Spanish doing translation, but not from English into Spanish doing interpreting. Wow, I had no idea I had a monopoly here... I do believe there are others, but in any case, it's nice to know we're not many.