Jamie McLennan, C. Tr.
Jamie McLennan has over a decade of experience providing translation services to businesses and organizations throughout Canada. A board member of the Association of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of Manitoba, he is also a certified member of OTTIAQ. Jamie particularly enjoys partnering with arts workers and university researchers, and his translations have appeared in a number of academic journals and books.
Jamie's love affair with the French language began at the age of five as a French Immersion student in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A passion for music and a keen interest in languages led him to pursue degrees in vocal performance at Brandon University and the University of British Columbia.
Upon completing his Master of Music degree, Jamie joined l'Opéra de Montréal's Atelier Lyrique as their resident tenor, singing opera on tour from Rouyn-Noranda to Moncton. As his singing career took him across the country, Jamie's interest in cross-cultural communication grew. He enrolled in a French translation course at York University's Glendon College and quickly discovered his second passion.
After graduating on the dean's honour roll with a BA in Translation, Jamie immediately began building a successful career as a freelance translator. He founded Gaston Murdock in 2011, focusing on translation for arts organizations, small businesses, government agencies and academic researchers.