coworking space for translators in London
Thread poster: nynkehendriks

nynkehendriks  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:52
Apr 27, 2014

Hello,

Are you tired of working from home and looking for a more inspiring work environment with fellow translators in London?

I would like to set up or join a coworking space for translators in London and would love to hear from you. Before moving to London three and a half years ago, I lived in Amsterdam where I set up such a space with 7 fellow freelancers and it was a great place to work, I miss it and would like to embark on a similar quest in London for an ideal work place.

Ideally it would be a shared space for 6 to 10 translators depending on interest. Approximate cost estimate: 250 pounds per month including Internet and bills. Probably in the Kings X area for its accessibility from different parts of London, but area to be decided, depending on interest.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact me at nynke@hendriks-james.nl

Nynke


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Hannah D  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:52
French to English
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I'm in! Jun 19, 2014

Hello Nynke,

I'm not sure if you're still around, but I sent you an email!

For any other London-based translators out there interested in doing something like this, please feel free to send me a message.

I've already found some very inexpensive (50 GBP/month) space that is fairly central, which could be perfect for a group of us to meet 2/3 times a week.

Hannah


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maxokoop
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:52
Chinese to English
Plus. Jul 11, 2014

Hi Nynke and all,

You will be appreciated if vacancy for me can be kept for similar thing, my contact is maxokoop@gmail.com and my pair is Chinese English with more than 20 years on lots of subjects.

Maxo


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Alex Bradbury
Local time: 16:52
French to English
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Translator coworking in London May 28, 2017

This is an old thread, but did any of you end up setting up a coworking space for translators? Or is there anyone else out there with such a space / interested in creating one? I'm a London-based freelancer (German/French>English) who'd love to be part of a little translator community, even if it's just sharing office space and the occasional chinwag over a coffee. And I wouldn't be averse to some collaboration if the opportunity arose My email is alex.bradbury@yahoo.com.

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Angela Rimmer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:52
Member (2014)
German to English
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London translators May 29, 2017

Alex Bradbury wrote:

This is an old thread, but did any of you end up setting up a coworking space for translators? Or is there anyone else out there with such a space / interested in creating one? I'm a London-based freelancer (German/French>English) who'd love to be part of a little translator community, even if it's just sharing office space and the occasional chinwag over a coffee. And I wouldn't be averse to some collaboration if the opportunity arose My email is alex.bradbury@yahoo.com.


Hey Alex,

I don't live in London myself but a translator friend of mine recently moved there and was looking for something similar (he also does German>English along with a slew of Scandinavian languages). Do you mind if I pass on your email address to him and he can get in touch with you if he's still interested?


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Nema Alaraby
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:52
Member (2017)
English to Arabic
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Is this still on? Feb 12

Hi all,

I moved to London 6 months ago and am also interested in a coworking space to meet other people and work together. I do EnglishArabic translations.

my email is nema.alaraby@gmail.com

Let me know if it's still on so I can join you!


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Guofei_LIN  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 01:52
Chinese
Does anyone have any experience to share? Feb 12

Does anyone have any experience to share regarding the pros and cons? Has anyone done it?

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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 17:52
Member (Apr 2018)
French to English
yes Feb 14

Guofei_LIN wrote:

Does anyone have any experience to share regarding the pros and cons? Has anyone done it?


For a while, I was sharing with another translator (former colleague) and a couple of software developers.

It was a great experience. My former colleague and I continued to work along the same lines as when we worked opposite each other in our former office, picking each other's brains and proofreading each other. The software developers had a similar setup, and like us, tended to work in total silence. They would help us with our IT problems and we would help them with language issues (neither could speak French, so that meant translating letters from government offices etc.)

We all got along really well and after working in silence together would natter non-stop through lunch-time and then we'd have a drink together after work on occasion too. It was great to be able to vent to someone who could understand, and to celebrate our small victories together too.

Then one of the developers found another job where he had to go into their office, and the other moved, my former colleague decided to work from home now that her children are at school and so it all fell apart. Now I'm back translating at home like when my children were babies. Only difference is that the baby is feline.


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Guofei_LIN  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 01:52
Chinese
Thanks for sharing the experience Feb 28

Texte Style wrote:
For a while, I was sharing with another translator (former colleague) and a couple of software developers.

It was a great experience. My former colleague and I continued to work along the same lines as when we worked opposite each other in our former office, picking each other's brains and proofreading each other. The software developers had a similar setup, and like us, tended to work in total silence. They would help us with our IT problems and we would help them with language issues (neither could speak French, so that meant translating letters from government offices etc.)

We all got along really well and after working in silence together would natter non-stop through lunch-time and then we'd have a drink together after work on occasion too. It was great to be able to vent to someone who could understand, and to celebrate our small victories together too.

Then one of the developers found another job where he had to go into their office, and the other moved, my former colleague decided to work from home now that her children are at school and so it all fell apart. Now I'm back translating at home like when my children were babies. Only difference is that the baby is feline.

Glad to see some real experience in this area, thanks! I'm trying to give it a go in my city in Australia and any tips are welcome.


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