Owner Of Terp Retreats | Interpreter | Trainer
Hello. This is my story.
Amanda is a freelance English / French interpreter with 22 years experience working for international organisations in the fields of Politics, Finance, Health and Development. Her speciality is Consecutive Interpreting, particularly in the Diplomatic sphere. As such, she has interpreted for many high profile clients, including Heads of State and Government. She is a member of Aiic and has a Masters in Advanced Interpreter Training (MAS) from the University of Geneva.
Amanda began learning French after school as an exchange student in Belgium and then went on to study French (and Philosophy) at the University of Johannesburg before being selected to receive a scholarship from the French government to train as an interpreter at the E.S.I.T. in Paris.
She has taught Translation at the University of Johannesburg to 3rd and 4th year students (2014 and 2015) and, more recently, Amanda has taught future interpreter trainers at the University of Geneva (2021). She has also provided training to fellow Aiic colleagues in the Africa region and guest lectured for Interpreting students at the University of Hong Kong (2021 and 2022).