The Troublesome Terps—Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel and Alexander Gansmeier—is a trio of interpreters who host their own podcast on all topics things related to interpretation.
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.
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.
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.