This series of posts was inspired by Lifehacker’s How I Work series, which I’ve been reading for quite some time and thoroughly enjoy. It’s about time we discover how our colleagues work and get to know them a little better.
If you want to participate in this fun series, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you the Word template where you can fill in your answers and your bio (incl. your site/blog/social media links) and then send it back to us as an attachment along with your photo (optional but preferred). If you don’t like any of the questions, just delete them and add your own. You can read the previous interviews here.
Location: Athens, Greece
Desired location: Toronto, Canada
Current work title: English-Greek translator, Co-owner of Lingua Greca Translations
Desired work title: Exactly the same, wouldn’t change a thing!
Languages you have studied or currently speak: Greek (native), English, French, German, Italian (beginner), Spanish (beginner)
The project you’re most proud of: English-Greek localization lead for Apple
Your current computer setup: PC, iMac and one 21-inch monitor.
Do you own a smartphone? If yes, which one? iPhone 4S and I love it!
Favorite time of the day: After 6pm when I’m most productive
Favorite gadget (apart from computer & smartphone): iPad mini
Next conference/event you’re planning to attend: ATA’s 54th Annual Conference in San Antonio
How many hours per day do you usually work: 10-14
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert at first but extrovert once I meet someone
Are you an early-riser or a night-owl? Night-owl but I’d love to be an early-riser!
What do you listen to while you work? Upbeat music when I translate (dance, trance, heavy metal, pop, rock you name it) and instrumental (no lyrics) when I proofread or write
And a few non-work related questions to get more personal 🙂
Your babies or pets, incl. names and ages: Two male cats, Ozzy (2.5y) and Rocky (1y)
Next city/country you want to visit: Washington, USA
Favorite vacation place: Las Vegas, Nevada
Favorite book: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Favorite song: Silence by Delerium
What are you currently reading? Extremes: Life, Death and the limits of the human body by Kevin Fong