Chantal Wilford

Dutch & French into English Translations

Author of the Tips for Translators eBook

Translation Experience

  • Academic: transcripts, diplomas, degrees, letters of reference
  • Business: annual reports, newsletters, correspondence, marketing, employee evaluations, articles of incorporation
  • General:  family histories, correspondence, birth/marriage/death certificates
  • Legal: contracts, legal proceedings, divorce decrees, depositions
  • Literary:  short stories, autobiographical novels
  • Media:  speeches, newspaper articles, press releases, catalogs
  • Medical: research articles, clinical trials, hospital records, insurance claims, pharmaceutical package inserts, patient questionnaires
  • Other:  sports (1998 World Cup in Paris, France); telecom (proposals, catalogs); technical (patents, land mines, meat industry, pressure equipment);
  • and much much more….

 International Education

  • MA candidate in Translation and Interpretation in French at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California, USA 1997-1998
  • CTEFLA RSA/Cambridge Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults Certificate, International Language Centre, Paris, France 1995
  • BA Honours degree in French, Russian & Linguistics (with a distinction in oral Russian) from the University of Durham, England 1992-1995
  • Propaedeutics Diploma & second-year studies in French and Pedagogy from Hogeschool Midden Nederland in Utrecht, The Netherlands 1990-1992
  • High School Diploma from Laguna Hills High School, California, USA 1990

Other Experience

Teaching English:

  • Taught General and Business English to French professionals at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels  1995 – 1997
  • Designed and taught lessons by telephone, immersion classes and specialized individual courses
  • Assumed sole responsibility for the course syllabi, grading, examinations and teaching of intermediate English classes of up to 40 students in the history, sociology, economics and science departments of the Université de Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris, France.

Volunteer Work:

  • puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind;
  • pet therapy hospital volunteer;
  • Holistic Moms Network co-leader and leader since 2005;
  • community newsletter editor;
  • served on homeowners board of directors

Childbirth Educator & Doula:

  • childbirth educator, midwife’s assistant for out-of-hospital births, and birth doula for hospital and out-of-hospital births since 2005