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Martin Granacher

“Focus on the job at hand. Then tackle what's next. That's how I roll.”

As a simultaneous interpreter I'm always focused on what's happening in the here and now. It's become second nature to me, but I also enjoy this undistracted way of working very much. Once the job is done, I turn to what's next on the agenda with the same kind of energy. And that's the momentum that keeps me going.

  • 1990 – 1996 undergraduate studies at the Universities of Heidelberg (School of Translation and Interpreting), Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt University) and Paris (École Supérieure d'Interprètes et de Traducteurs)
  • 1996 interpreting degree in Heidelberg
  • Since 1996 freelance conference interpreter for German, English and French
  • Based in London 1996 – 1998; since 1998 in Frankfurt am Main
  • 2004 – 2018 lecturer at Heidelberg University’s School of Translation and Interpreting
  • Member of aiic (International Association of Conference Interpreters), Member of the German Association of Conference Interpreters (VKD)
  • Selected specials:  business with a focus on financial markets, monetary policy and European banking supervision, law, especially European patent law, technology - mainly in the automotive industry, polymers
  • In my leisure time I enjoy performing as a singer and hiking. At the top of my list: hiking across Europe.

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