David Violet is a freelance AIIC conference interpreter, translator and instructor living in San Mateo, California.
Trained by Danica Seleskovitch, Christopher Thiery, Gérard Ilg and others at ESIT, Paris, David worked as staff interpreter and translator for the International Criminal Court, The Hague, and has freelanced for many other international organizations (OECD, UNESCO, UPU, European Parliament and Court of Justice, U. S. Department of State, United Nations)
He was professor of interpreting 2006-2008 at MIIS, Monterey.
In Kosovo he trained staff conference interpreters at the UN mission UNMIK, where he was chief interpreter, the Kosovo OSCE office, the Kosovo Prime Minister’s Office and Kosovo NATO HQ and at NATO HQ Sarajevo, Bosnia.
He also trained UN police interpreters for UN peacekeeping (Kosovo) and local interpreters at the UN peacekeeping missions in Rwanda and Angola.