The coworking adventure continues

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Bright, airy office in central location with excellent transport links
In the new year, I’ll be changing office again, as the company from which I’ve been hiring a desk for the last two years is moving to London.
I used to be wary of change, but after 7 years and 4 different offices, I’ve learnt that moving to a different work environment every two years or so can be a great opportunity to meet different people, open new doors and learn new things. I’ve made friends in all but one of the shared offices that I’ve worked in, and I’ve learnt invaluable lessons from the designers, writers, geeky types, market researchers, environmentalists, Internet gurus and other freelancers (including another translator!) I’ve worked alongside.
So I’m looking forward to the next step in my coworking life. At the moment, after two years in a small (but lovely) space with just 3 other people, I quite fancy a busier, buzzier environment, meeting new people, making new contacts, and enriching my professional network. But then there’s also the possibility of sharing a beautiful office with four very good friends, who I met in my very first coworking space back in 2005. Not many people can say that they get to enjoy spending every day in the warmth and mutual support and occasional intense irritation enjoyed by close friends, and it’s a privilege that I find difficult to eschew, even if this will restrict my networking opportunities. Anyway, we shall see.
In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying my holidays. Have a great end of year everyone.

By | 2016-10-18T15:48:32+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Freelance Translation|5 Comments

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Celine

I am Céline Graciet, a freelance English to French translator. Since 2003 I’ve been writing on all sorts of areas linked to translation and the life of a translator.

5 Comments

  1. Andy December 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I used to get occasionally intensely irritated by the smelly trainers under my co-workers desk

  2. céline December 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Slander. There is no way the smell could have reached the downmarket, scruffier end of the old office.

  3. Corinne McKay December 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Good luck with the new space, Celine! I really like your “two year rule.” I’m about to join a co-working space for the first time, after working from home for 10 years. Let us know how your new adventure goes!

  4. céline December 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks Corinne, and same to you – can’t wait to hear how you get on. I’m already looking forward to your blog post 🙂

  5. Polish translator December 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Funny picture! 🙂

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