Whether you're an archaeologist who's sick of explaining that most of your work really does take place in the library, or a cartographer who wants to explain how modern mapmaking really works, tell us what it is that most people have wrong about your work.

Share some of the behind-the-scenes knowledge from inside the labs, writers' rooms, libraries, shops, parks, classrooms, clinics, and wherever else it is that you do your work in the comments now — and let the rest of us in on what it is about your job that most people just don't know.