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: Athens, Greece.
Desired location: On a Greek island. Some place with a view to the sea.
Current work title: Freelance translator/CAT-tools instructor/Software tester.
Desired work title: Billionaire/Playboy/Philanthropist.
Languages you have studied or currently speak: My mother tongue is Greek, I work with English and German and I have also studied French and Dutch.
The project you’re most proud of: I am proud for all my loyal clients.
Your current computer setup: A Sony Vaio laptop.
Do you own a smartphone? Yes, an iPhone.
Favorite time of the day: In the evening.
Favorite gadget (apart from computer & smartphone): My Kindle Paperwhite. Love it!
Next conference/event you’re planning to attend: IAPTI conference in Athens.
How many hours per day do you usually work: around 10-12.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Extrovert.
Are you an early-riser or a night-owl? Night-owl doesn’t even begin to cover it. I am the Dark Knight!
What do you listen to while you work? Something cheerful and upbeat, mostly mainstream pop.
And a few non-work related questions to get more personal.
Your babies or pets, incl. names and ages: Not applicable!
Next city/country you want to visit: Florence, Italy.
Favorite vacation place: Corfu, Greece.
Favorite book: Many, the last one that got into my all-time favorite list was Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Favorite song: Lately it’s “Counting Stars” by One Republic.
What are you currently reading? F by Daniel Kehlmann.
Nikos Katris studied translation in the Department of Foreign Languages Translation and Interpretation of the Ionian University, and he is currently attending the Master programme “Multilingual Computing and Localization” at the University of Limerick. He works as a freelance translator and localizer, he is a certified user of SDL Trados Studio and teaches CAT-tools at the Center of Translation, Interpretation and International Relations of City Unity College in Athens. Connect with Nikos on LinkedIn, Twitter, and check out his Proz profile.