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: London, UK. Hampstead to be exact.
Desired location: As above!
Current work title: Damaging Misleader at TranslateScience.co.uk
Desired work title: On holiday
Languages you have studied or currently speak: Polish, English, French, German (my favourite), Swedish and Spanish
The project you’re most proud of: I’m translating my first book 🙂
Your current computer setup: MacBook Pro et all; it’s Apple Valley at the office.
Do you own a smartphone? I do, because I have to.
Favorite time of the day: 04:30 am
Favorite gadget (apart from computer & smartphone): I’m not big on devices…pen and paper!
Next conference/event you’re planning to attend: Fibo in Germany. I compete in physique competitions and bodybuilding is a great passion of mine; that’s why I’m currently working on adding supplement companies to my list of clients.
How many hours per day do you usually work: With all the fun I’m having there’s no time for work, and it pays the rent!
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert with occasional, and mostly uncontrollable, shifts in the opposite direction.
Are you an early-riser or a night-owl? Early-riser, yes. And early bed goer.
What do you listen to while you work? American jazz classics (Frank Sinatra), especially Christmas time.
And a few non-work related questions to get more personal.
Your babies or pets, incl. names and ages: I should probably get a cat…
Next city/country you want to visit: Dominican Republic
Favorite vacation place: It would reveal too much about me if I told you!
Favorite book: Anything by John Gribbin. Quatum physics is hobby number 2.
Favorite song: My mantra
What are you currently reading? Research on transdermal supplementation for muscle hypertrophy (various).
Sonia Jankowiak specialises in pharmaceutical translation and all things science. She works mainly with publishing researchers and governmental bodies. You can get an insight into her work at her website at TranslateScience.co.uk and on Twitter @PharmaCampaign.