Anna's story

Anna

  • Content Editor
  • Since 2006
  • Wroclaw, POLAND

Can you briefly sum up your experience and your role at OVH?

Since January 2018, I’ve been working as a content editor. My main job is to ensure our communication, articles, websites, and e-mails are written in proper Polish and in accordance with the OVH style guide. It may seem like dull and tedious work, but in fact, it’s very interesting and often requires some investigation, as the Polish language is one of most complicated. Learn new things every day.

What are the responsibilities you enjoy on a day-to-day basis?

As well as basic proofreading, which involves correcting all spelling, punctuation, grammatical and typographical errors within a document, I also edit a lot of texts after translation to render them more readable. However, the most enjoyable tasks are the creative ones. For example, our team of editors is responsible for creating customer case studies. During that process, the technical knowledge I’ve gathered through years of working in customer service is invaluable.

Why did you decide to join OVH?

My background is unusual. Before OVH, I used to be a teacher. I needed a challenge, and working in OVH was a great one. When I first joined OVH, I worked as a translator/project specialist. Later, when our Polish subsidiary started to grow, I joined Customer Service. Since then, I’ve come a long way, getting to know different departments at OVH, their goals, and their needs.

What were your expectations when you arrived? Can you tell us about your first days at OVH?

As I was changing profession, everything was new to me. What mattered to me most was the friendly atmosphere and people who were eager to share their knowledge, tirelessly showing me how to use Linux, explaining what RAID is and teaching me the basics of Python.

Which project made you feel the proudest?

I think that all my public presentations are worth remembering. I’m particularly proud of my OpenStack Day presentation with Adam Kijak, Public Cloud DevOps at OVH. It was a challenge to talk to the technical community about OVH services. I’m working hard to be proud of every piece of work I finish. I still have a copy of a magazine with my first published text.

What would you say to a candidate looking to join your team?

At OVH, you need to expect the unexpected – be flexible, agile and ready to adapt to a changing environment. A positive attitude and constant striving for perfection and self-development would be useful traits too. With the right mindset, there is a place for everyone at OVH, regardless of their formal education. OVH is like no other company.

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