Another cracker from Jed Schmidt – this time a presentation called LifeHacks for Mobile Translators. I love the freedom of being freelance, but Jed has taken it to a whole new level. He explains how he’s managed his translation career so he’s not tied down to any particular office, town or indeed country. Even if you decide being this footloose and fancy free is not for you, his tips and advice are invaluable for any freelance translator planning their office setup (or indeed any kind of knowledge-cum-teleworker).
In summary, Jed explains:
- how to optimise your environment to ensure seemless integration between your home office and coffee shop, whether that be down the road or on the other side of the world (hint: think self-managed virtual office)
- how to minimise the amount of clutter you need, while still doing a professional job
- how to make the most of the sometimes bewildering array of telecommunication services that are out there
Excellent stuff, but it should come with a health warning: You WILL want to follow your itchy feet after reading this! Now if only it was as easy to virtualise, synchronise and minimise my personal life in this way… 🙂