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Les Services Clavier

What We Do


  • Interlingual Subtitling
  • Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Translation
  • Revision
  • Website Localization

Language Combinations

  • French to English
  • Spanish to English

Translation Specializations

  • Communications
  • Documentaries
  • Feature films
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Labour
  • Law
  • Shorts
  • Technology
  • Television
  • Training materials
  • Website localization

Glenn Clavier, C. Tran.

Communications Consultant

In 2017, Glenn began screening award-winning international films in the Mexican town where he was spending the winter. Often dismayed by the quality of subtitles, Glenn decided to acquire the skills needed to do justice to the Seventh Art. So, he enrolled at University College London (England) and completed courses in Interlingual Subtitling, and Subtitling for the Deaf and Hearing-Impaired (SDH). This new endeavour was a natural progression of his experience, talent and training as a translator, editor, writer and journalist, and his fascination with information technologies and film.


Glenn obtained a Certificate in French Proficiency at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., then transferred to Concordia University in Montreal, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and Journalism.

He then moved to Japan, where he worked as an editor, copywriter and French-to-English translator. On leaving some four years later, he travelled Southeast Asia and southern Europe, concluding with a Spanish immersion program at the Universidad de Salamanca.

Glenn returned to Montreal and completed a Graduate Diploma in French-to-English Translation at Concordia University. Over a decade as a translator and editor followed, along with further Spanish language studies in Montreal, Mexico and Ecuador. He achieved certification as a French-to-English translator in 1998 with the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ) and certification Spanish-to-English in 2008.

In 2007, Glenn finished a Graduate Certificate in Localization for the Web, again at Concordia, then moved to Vancouver and transferred his credentials from OTTIAQ to the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC). In 2020, he joined The British Subtitlers Association (SUBTLE), an organization promoting high-quality subtitling and standards of professionalism.

Since the early 2000s, Glenn has regularly spent winters in Latin America. He is an avid yoga practitioner, hiker, cyclist and movie buff, and an unrepentant photographer.



Over four decades, Glenn has lived, travelled and studied across Canada, Latin America, Asia and Southern Europe. These experiences infuse his translations with respectful familiarity for the cultures they represent. Below is a glimpse of some of the countries Glenn has explored. For more photos, see Glenn’s Flickr albums.



Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Glenn moved to Vancouver, then Montréal, travelling across Canada along the way. Eventually, curiosity took him around the globe. He muses that it is much easier to see beauty in the unfamiliar than the familiar. Glenn has nonetheless captured a number of intriguing images from his home and native land.

  •  Galiano Island, B.C.

    Galiano Island, B.C.

  •  Kettle Valley Railway Bike Trail, B.C.

    Kettle Valley Railway Bike Trail, B.C.

  •  Squamish River, B.C.

    Squamish River, B.C.


Glenn travelled to Cuba twice to participate in international translators' conferences. In 2008, he presented at the World Congress on Specialized Translation, describing his student team's experience writing, translating and localizing a website for YMCA Tours Ecuador. The conference was followed by a hiking tour across the Caribbean nation.

  •  My Havana sweetie

    My Havana sweetie

  •  Morning view, Trinidad

    Morning view, Trinidad

  •  Window, Trinidad

    Window, Trinidad

2014 - 2019


In 2003-04, Glenn volunteered with YMCA Tours Ecuador and travelled the country promoting the YMCA of Greater Montreal International Language School. Favourite destinations included the city of Baños, perched near rumbling Tungurahua volcano, and Isla de la Plata, dubbed the "poor man's Galápagos" by Lonely Planet.

  •  Baby vicuña, Quito

    Baby vicuña, Quito

  •  Hot springs, Baños

    Hot springs, Baños

  •  Masks for New Year celebrations, Baños

    Masks for New Year celebrations, Baños

2012 - 2014


In 2017, the destination was Guatemala to experience the pageantry and colour of that country's Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations. The experience did not disappoint. Highlights included the processions in Antigua and the sprawling street market of Chichicastenango.

  •  Cacao, public market, Antigua

    Cacao, public market, Antigua

  •  Fruit vendor, Antigua

    Fruit vendor, Antigua

  •  Semana Santa Procession, Antigua

    Semana Santa Procession, Antigua

2010 - 2012


Fascinating, colourful, complex, piquant and steeped in history, tradition and music, Mexico was Glenn’s first foray into Latin America in the late 1990s. Since then, he has spent some five years living in and exploring the breadth of the country’s coastal, central and southern states. Superb photo opportunities abound.

  •  Campeche, Centro Histórico

    Campeche, Centro Histórico

  •  Edzná, Campeche

    Edzná, Campeche

  •  Museo Nacional de la Muerte, Aguascalientes

    Museo Nacional de la Muerte, Aguascalientes

2010 - 2012


A land of puffing volcanoes, freshwater sharks, colonial architecture and people of indomitable spirit. Favourite destinations included the Corn Islands for its beauty and scrumptious Caribbean cuisine, Isla Ometepe for it lushness and low-key lifestyle, and Granada for its fetching Centro Histórico.

  •  Approaching Managua

    Approaching Managua

  •  Frog, Mombacho Cloud Forest

    Frog, Mombacho Cloud Forest

  •  Volcán Concepción, Ometepe

    Volcán Concepción, Ometepe

2010 - 2012

Glenn Clavier, C. Trans.

Les Services Clavier
PO Box 57135, RPO East Hastings
Vancouver, B.C. V5K 5G6


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Vancouver, BC V5G 5G6

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