Sébastien St-François, Certified Translator


Sébastien St-François graduated with honours from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Specialized Translation as well as from Université du Québec à Montréal where he earned a Teaching Certificate. He has been actively translating since 1993.

Mr. St-François is a member of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ) since 1999. In this capacity, he is authorized to use the title of certified translator and to translate official documents (birth, marriage and death certificates, wills, academic transcripts and diplomas, etc.) and certify his translations with the Order’s seal.

Mr. St-François is very active within his professional order and has successively held the functions of mentor, continuing education instructor, assistant syndic and board member. He is also in charge of the annual convention organizing committee since 2012. Since November 2012, he occupies the position of syndic within OTTIAQ and thereby sees to members’ compliance with their code of ethics as well as the Professional Code. Finally, he occasionally represents the organization within the academic community. This active involvement gives him the opportunity to promote the added value of certification to his clientele, the general public and future translators.

Finally, since 2013, Mr. St-François lectures for Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), where he is responsible for the course in legal translation (TRA1064). This course is part of a fully online program that leads to the awarding of a bachelor of translation that is recognized by OTTIAQ for certification purposes (i.e., for obtaining the right to use the title of certified translator).