In this episode of Globally Speaking, we invited Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel and Alexander Gansmeier, aka the “Troublesome Terps,” to discuss the current state of the interpretation market. We also discuss how interpreters need to market and price their services, setting proper expectations with clients and the latest interpretation technologies. Click play or download the episode below!
Globally Speaking, sponsored by RWS and Nimdzi Insights.
Alexander Gansmeier is a freelance interpreter for German-English residing in Munich, Germany. He has been a Board Member and the Head of the Secretariat of the German Association of Conference Interpreters (VKD) since 2014 and acts as the first point of contact for all potential candidates, business contacts and interested individuals. He has a Master of Arts Degree in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Central Lancashire.
Alexander Drechsel has been an interpreter with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Interpretation since 2007. His working languages are German, English, French and Romanian. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conference Interpreting, Language Interpretation and Translation from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
Jonathan Downie is an interpreter of French and English and the owner of Integrity Languages, an interpreting services company in the UK. He has both a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Interpretation from Heriot-Watt University.
Renato Beninatto is the co-author of The General Theory of the Translation Company and leads Nimdzi Insights, a think-tank and consulting company that focuses on growth strategies for localization leaders. A former owner of an LSP, an executive in some of the leading companies in the industry and a linguist in his own right, this Brazilian-Italian-American citizen can’t shut up in Portuguese, English, Italian, French or Spanish.
Michael has over 10 years of experience in the localization and IT industries. A well-networked entrepreneur, Michael’s main interest is in connecting and bringing people together. He not only enjoys learning about a company’s exciting ideas and developments, he also has a keen ability to add value—and fire—to new and innovative thinking.