Member since Feb '12

Working languages:
English to Arabic
Arabic to English

Mojo 59
Mojo

United Kingdom

Native in: Arabic Native in Arabic
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Training
Expertise
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Medical (general)
Medical: Health CareMedical: Pharmaceuticals
Law (general)Insurance
HistoryEnvironment & Ecology
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaJournalism

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 56, Questions answered: 47, Questions asked: 52
Translation education Master's degree - The University of Portsmouth
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2012. Became a member: Feb 2012.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Arabic (Institute of Translation and Interpreting)
English to Arabic (National Register of Public Service Interpreters)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume Arabic (DOCX)
About me
MOHAMMED ZEKI MAJEED
144 Argie Avenue, Leeds, LS4 2TZ, UK


+44(0)7767711372
mo_n59@hotmail.com
Skype ID: mohammedmajeed5959



Profile

A reliable, committed and passionate candidate with sound academic qualifications within EFL teaching, Public Service Interpreting and Translation Studies (English-Arabic): valuable work exposure to language interpreting and translation within legal, technical, business, gas and petroleum, sports, financial and banking , tourism, local government and medical industries: strong interpreting, translation and teaching capacities: sound client relationship management, customer service and liaison skills: effective communication, social intelligence and cross-cultural competencies.


Key Skills
• Sound theoretical and functional foundations within Public Service Interpreting and Translation Studies (English-Arabic), with valuable work exposure to language interpreting and translation within legal, technical, business, gas and petroleum, sport, tourism and medical industries.
• Dedicated ESL instructor/lecturer for young adults at university level, and private tutor for students of higher education. Strong interpreting, translation and teaching capacities; expert in court interpreting competent in conference interpreting for business and financial matters; proficient in developing subtitles for documentaries and films.
• Sound client relationship management, customer service and liaison skills; effective in developing and maintaining good relationships with clients and business partners; delivers best in class output and services to all stakeholders.
• Effective communication, social intelligence and cross-cultural competencies; determines the deeper meaning of what is being expressed; connects to others in a direct way; senses and stimulates reactions and desired interactions; operates in different cultural settings.


Education and Qualifications

2013
The University of Portsmouth, UK
MA - Applied Linguistics (Translation Studies), English-Arabic

2012
TESOL Teacher Training
TEFL 120 hours, Level 6 Certificate in English Teaching

2005
South Tyneside College, South Shields, UK
Diploma - Public Service Interpreting in Law

2004
South Tyneside College, South Shields, UK
Diploma - Public Service Interpreting in Health





Career Highlights

• One of the main Arabic translators for the Scottish Criminal Justice System, 2014-present. This includes translating court orders, court reports, court citations, witness services, sentences, child protection, social services, police interviews, local council, hospital documents, etc.
• Conference interpreting at the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), Paris - France, 2012. The nature of this assignment was for business and financial purposes.
• Consecutives interpreting at Istanbul, Turkey for UK Ministry of Defence in collaboration with UK Ministry of Justice and Metropolitan Police, in relation to Iraqi cases involving consecutive interpreting for Iraqi witnesses/victims (2011).
• Court interpreting at the DIFC (Dubai International Financial centre), Dubai – UAE, 2013. The nature of this assignment was for banking, financial and business matters in Dubai.

Professional Experience


English Teaching
2016 - Present

• English Lecture at Sulaiman al-Rajhi Private Colleges, Bukayriah, al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia.

2015-2016

• English Lecture at Sulaiman al-Rajhi Private Colleges, Bukayriah, al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia.

2014-2015

• Private English tutor for Arabic students wishing to continue in higher education.

2013- 2014
• Coordinator for the Listening and Speaking skills, also taught Listening and Speaking lessons (semester 2 - 2014).

• ESL Instructor – Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz University- Riyadh/al-Kharj - Saudi Arabia
Teaching, Reading and Writing skills (semester 1 - 2013).

2011 -2013

• Private English tutor for Arabic students wishing to continue in higher education.
• Private Arabic tutor for English speaking people wishing to learn Arabic.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, Britain, UK.

Police Interpreter




2004 – Present
West Yorkshire Police Dept., West Yorkshire, Great Britain, UK




• Assists with recorded police interviews to facilitate communication; coordinate statement taking from witnesses/victims for police translations.
• Undertakes translations for a number of police forces.


2004 – Present




Freelance Interpreter

Court Interpreting



• Court interpreting experience (Magistrates, Asylum and Immigration Tribunals, Crown Court, Youth Courts, and Social Security Appeal Tribunals) directly and with a number of agencies and companies (2004 – present) on freelance basis; worked as a conference interpreter at a number of venues including: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris among others.
• Conference interpreting (simultaneous) at crown courts for trails and at AIT Tribunals (2004-present); worked with West Yorkshire Police as an interpreter at police stations, prisons, A & E units and courts on freelance basis (2004-present); registered interpreter with the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT), since 2007; worked in the health sector as an interpreter (NHS Hospitals, GPs and health centres) on freelance basis (2004-present).
• Home office interpreter since 2007; worked with Dentists and with Mental Health on freelance basis (2004-2013); works in the government sector as an interpreter (job centres, benefit agencies and immigration and refugee centres) on freelance basis; works with the CPS (Crown prosecution Service), barristers, solicitors and immigration counsellors on freelance basis.




2004 - Present
Freelance Translator
Public and Private Sector

• One of the main Arabic translators for the Scottish Criminal Justice System, 2014-present. This includes translating court orders, court reports, court citations, witness services, sentences, child protection, social services, police interviews, local council, hospital documents, etc.
• Translated different specialised fields for different companies and agencies on freelance basis including legal, technical, business, gas and petroleum, sport, financial and banking , tourism and medical matters; engages in subtitling training on documentaries and films.
• Translated medical material for multiple health care agencies including NHS Hospitals, GPs and local health centres; undertook translations for solicitors, immigration counsellors and Barristers.
• Collaborated with various organizations to translate documents and statements for Magistrates, Crown Court, Youth Court and Tribunals.
• Undertook many subtitling, transcribing and voice over assignments.


Professional Affiliations:

• Member, Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI), 2008 - present
• Member, National Register for Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI), 2005 - Present
• Member, Asylum and Immigration Tribunal panel of interpreters, 2006 - 2013
• Home office registered interpreter, 2007 – Present
References:

References and testimonials available upon request.

My profile is available on Proz.com and LinkedIn.

Nationality: British citizenship
Marital status: married with 2 children
Date of Availability: ASAP





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