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, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Word template where you can fill in your answers & bio (incl. site/blog/social media) 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. Check out the previous interviews here.
Location: Lima Peru, South America
Desired location: Miami, USA
Current work title: Freelance Technical Translator
Desired work title: Professional Technical Translator
Languages you have studied or currently speak: Spanish and English
The project you’re most proud of: Translation of a complete Tractor Operator Manual from English to Spanish; highly technical.
Your current computer setup: HP PC
Do you own a smartphone? Yes a BlackBerry.
Favorite time of the day: Early morning.
Favorite gadget (apart from computer & smartphone): My TV.
Next conference/event you’re planning to attend: Not decided yet.
How many hours per day do you usually work: 8+ more if needed for a deadline.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? In between, right in the center.
Are you an early-riser or a night-owl? By all means an early-riser (and a walking fan at that)
What do you listen to while you work? Beethoven.
And a few non-work related questions to get more personal.
Your babies or pets, incl. names and ages: One son, age: Don’t ask! Also a wonderful cat, 2 years old.
Next city/country you want to visit: San Francisco, California. I lived there 6 years while studying Mechanical Engineering.
Favorite vacation place: Miami
Favorite book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach
Favorite song: “BE” Neil Diamond
What are you currently reading? Born to Grill by Bill Jamison
Ramon Ferreyros is a Technical Translator in the English to Spanish Pair with 9+ years’ experience. School and College educated in the USA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His expertise is mainly in technical translations: Operator Manuals, Engine Manuals (Agricultural, Automotive, and Trucks), Technical Quotations, Technical Marketing, White Papers, etc. You can contact him at email@example.com.