James Martin | Project Manager
James Martin has made sure that his language skills (in Russian and French) are being put to good use with the work we do here at Atlas and enjoys chatting to our translators and clients about their respective languages and projects.
James hasn’t let his studies fall by the wayside either and is currently learning some German, as well as more generally taking an interest in the grammar of foreign languages (it sounds a lot better when he talks about it)!
With a passion for travelling, James has lived in Poitiers (home to the famous? Futuroscope theme park) where he taught English, and St. Petersburg, where he walked the same streets as the protagonist of Dostoevsky’s most famous novel, “Crime and Punishment.”
We are thrilled to welcome James into the fold and relieved that he too can drink an endless amount of tea… almost challenging Clare as to who can drink the most – teacups at dawn – (always Clare). Despite his Oxbridge education, the coffee machine baffles him. When it’s his turn to make cuppas, it’s fun to ask for a filter coffee just to watch the colour drain from his face and the fear take hold.
Like Jim, James has an exceptional taste in music, so when he’s ‘on the decks’ (has the speaker plugged in to his computer) the tunes are always ace. 80s rock!! His hobbies include window-shopping and trips to the barber. Hobbies…? Sorry, I meant phobias.
Able to turn his hand to just about anything, James recently took a starring role in our latest promotional video which you can see here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKFlhkVAhCE&feature=youtu.be
Look out, James Bond.