David C. Hunter
Translator, French - English
La Guillère, 73190 La Thuile, France
+ 33 (0)4 79 84 75 44
Date of birth : 1951.
1955-1969 Education in the U.K.
1969 – 1977 : Royal Naval officer, supply branch.
1978 – 1983 : M.A. (Hons) University of Glasgow main subjects English and French, with
Norwegian and biology.
1983 Sept : Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate.
1984 Jan – June : Teaching in Italy.
1985 Qualified as RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.
1985 – 1993 Teaching English at the Université de Savoie, (mainly in sciences), evening
classes for adults, courses for ski-instructors.
Translator : for researchers (biology, vulcanology), medical, tourism, technical manual.
1987 Degree in English (Université de Savoie).
1989 DEA (pre-doctorate qualification (English), University of Grenoble).
1993 – 1994 Post-graduate Diploma in Environmental Management.
1995 – 1996 Passed competitive exam leading to teaching in the French Education system.
1996 –1998 Teacher under training.
1999 – Self-employed translator and part-time teacher. Web-site: justenglish.net
Literature, Nautical, Environment, Science, Tourism, ENT medical.
Recent translation experience
- the web-site of the Vanoise National Park (France),
- the catalogue of a seedsman (1500 plants), glossary for Sustainable Development
- articles for a business magazine
- web-site of an airline company, (and tourist brochures)
- presentations for G8 at Evian, and legal documents.
- cv’s for personnel of ex-Air Littoral.
- university publications (construction, biology)
- medical research papers (ENT)
Various interests :
The natural environment, mountain ecology and sports activities, sailing, literature.