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. He hasn’t let his studies fall by the wayside either and is currently learning some German. He generally takes an interest in the grammar of foreign languages. This sounds a lot better when he talks about it…
During the pandemic James worked solidly! We did force him to take a few days off but he is quite dedicated.
With a passion for travelling, James has lived in Poitiers (home to the famous? Futuroscope theme park) where he taught English. He also lived in St. Petersburg. There he walked the same streets as the protagonist of Dostoevsky’s most famous novel, “Crime and Punishment.”
We were thrilled to welcome James into the fold. We are relieved that he too can drink an endless amount of tea. Almost a challenge to Clare. 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. 80’s 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 took a starring role in one of our promotional videos which you can see here.
Look out, James Bond.
James (Martin, not Bond) is also a nifty blog contributor and you can read many of them in the Atlas Blog. Like this one about the Russian language and Russian translation.
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