Do you suddenly need a remote workspace? I’ve written and edited in a remote workspace for years. And the times are changing–embrace these times. Here are 5 tips to get you started.
- Identify your remote workspace. Find a separate room or use a section of an existing room and divide it with a high bookcase or screen.
- Lighting. If this remote workspace is new to you, you might need additional lights, such as clip-on lights or a small desk lamp.
- Headset (aka headphones, earbuds, earphones). Use these for virtual meetings, rather than your device’s mic. These devices provide a clear sound and minimize outside noise.
- Internet connectivity. Make sure you have the service that suits your new needs. Explore your mobile carrier’s hot spot capability for alternate internet.
- Keep a regular work schedule. Have set start and end times. Determine this with your manager and share the schedule with your coworkers. If your family or housemates are also home, post the schedule so they’ll know when you’re at work and when you take breaks.
As a technical writer, editor, and proofreader, I need a set schedule in the defined space, I describe more tips here.
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