Just for once, I’ll be writing a blog post in English. Many of the translators who sent me their desk photos don’t speak French – and I feel like thanking them by writing something they’ll read without tearing their brain apart!
So here we are: I received about a dozen photos from translators’ desk. Surprisingly, “Twittranslators” were the most inclined to participate, proving once again that the social website is a powerful communication tool – much more powerful than facebook, which is the other media I used to gather pics. So what can we learn from these photos?
1) Many translators work with more than one screen:
or with an extrawide screen:
2) As the Masked Translator’s Dog puts it, pets are translator’s best friends:
4) Other conclusions you may draw:
-Coffee- and tea-cups have a dedicated spot on our desks for overnight assignments;
-Cleanliness is sometimes all relative;
-Dictionaries are everywhere!!
Finally, a special mention to Transtextuel and her husband's drawing!