This article is now closed. This other article now has the info you are probably looking for.
One of the great things about freelancing is that you are queen or king of your own office, can choose your own throne, can decorate according to your own tastes and, most importantly, you can give it the functionality YOU want.
My original intention was to come up with an article outlining what I think is essential to a translator’s office. As I started thinking about it, I realized it would be a pity to limit the article to what I find useful. So, I figured that if this article is going to REALLY be useful, it has to include some of the best ideas and practices out there. My plan is to expand the article with some of your most inspired suggestions. I will leave the discussion open for 15 days (until SEPT 25th), after which I will attempt to make a description that will include your input (credit will be given wherever possible) along with my own contribution. This should result in something like a community article.
So, are you up for the challenge? Then help me draw the anatomy of your ideal office.
Here’s a few categories to help you get started:
- furniture & related
- book stock
- general good-to-keep-in-mind decoration tips
P.S. If you wish to share a photo of your office, you are welcome to drop a link in the comments section.