Last week saw our in-house French team extend a warm ‘bienvenue’ to Matthieu François, our first translation intern of 2018. Originally from Reims in the Champagne region of France, we might have been somewhat disappointed had Matthieu not arrived bearing a bottle of the fizzy stuff. But we’re glad to report that he did…so we’re not! Merci bien, Matthieu!
In the third year of an Applied Modern Languages degree in English, Spanish and Russian at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Matthieu will be with us until early March, and he seems to be thoroughly enjoying his first taste of ‘real-life’ translation.
Matthieu is fully focused on his final-year studies right now, but when he can find the time he loves to hike, spend time at the gym and to swim. We’re trying to persuade him to try his hand at surfing while he’s here, but for some reason he’s not finding our January seas very appealing!
A highlight of Matthieu’s time in Cornwall so far? Well, apart from the Cornish pasties (naturally), the seals basking on rocks near St Ives seem to have really hit the mark.
Here at AJT, we are big believers in helping the next generation of translators find their feet in the translation industry and gain their first experiences working on real-life projects. Working closely alongside our in-house translators and our French project manager Sarah, Matthieu will be translating a variety of texts over the next few months and will receive continuous feedback along to way. If you would be interested in a translation internship here at AJT, we are now accepting applications for internships starting in October 2018.