Thomas Raymond Vosteen graduated from Dartmouth College with Bachelor of Arts in 1966. In 1967 he finished his studies at Middlebury College, from whiche he earned his Master of Arts. Mr. Vosteen also obtanied from University Iowa his Master of Arts in Teaching in 1981. In 1990 Mr. Vosteen obtained Doctor of Philosophy from University Iowa.
Between 1980 and 1990 Mr. Vosteen was an instructor in French Cornell College, Mount Vernon, LA. In 1991 he joined the staff of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, serving as an associate professor of French. Then he became an interpreter for international visitor program of U.S. Department of State.
Quotations: "My intention as a translator of French into English is to render the voice of the author into an English-language idiom that most nearly matches that of the original text. Usually I avoid those Latinate words in English (most often of French origin) which can make a translation sound much more formal than the original. Although my text will never be the same as the original, I hope that it will, at least, not stand as a screen between the reader and the original author. In the best of cases, I hope that my text will convey a tone that is exactly the same as that of the original."
Thomas Vosteen married Michele Favre on February 10, 1990.