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: Moon
Current work title: Lead Linguist for Greek, Google
Languages you have studied or currently speak: English, Greek
Your current computer setup: MacBook Pro
Do you own a smartphone? Yes and it’s smarter than me.
Favorite time of the day: Night
Favorite gadget (apart from computer & smartphone): Wrist watch
How many hours per day do you usually work: 7-10
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Depends on whom I’m talking to.
Are you an early-riser or a night-owl? Depends on the workload (sigh).
What do you listen to while you work? Beethoven, Pearl Jam, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Bonobo, Daft Punk
And a few non-work related questions to get more personal.
Your babies or pets, incl. names and ages: Greek Sheep Dog, Myrsa 9.5 yrs.
Favorite vacation place: Greek Islands
Favorite book: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
What are you currently reading? Ireland Unhinged by David Monagan
Terry Chriss is a reviewer/translator/proofreader of Greek and English texts. He holds an MSc in Telecomms and a BEng in Computer Engineering. He has been working as a freelancer for almost 10 years. He specializes in online and offline software localization. Check out his profiles on LinkedIn, About.me, and Proz.