Alexander Drechsel Author since: 2015
Alexander Drechsel is a conference interpreter with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Interpretation. His love of languages and communication with people is only matched by his affection for mobile devices of all shapes and sizes: Alexander has been an iPad user since day one and also knows a thing or two about Android tablets. He shares what he knows with fellow interpreters in seminars, on Twitter as @tabterp and on his website tabletinterpreter.eu where you can download his comprehensive Tablet Interpreter Manual. He occasionally gives presentations at industry events, such as the 2014 FIT World Congress or the 2009 BDÜ Conference in Berlin. Alexander grew up and went to school on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain. He studied interpretation at the universities of Leipzig, Mainz-Germersheim and Pyatigorsk (Russia). His languages are German (A), English (B), French and Romanian (C) - with a Russian C in what feels like a rather long pipeline. Alexander has two lovely kids, one lovely wife, zero pets and zero cars. He moved to Brussels in 2007 and still enjoys living there, realising how lucky he was to see the Berlin Wall come down.