Working languages:
Arabic to English

Everland
Conquering the world one word at a time

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Local time: 06:36 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription
Expertise
Specializes in:
AnthropologyArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting
BotanyForestry / Wood / Timber
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
Payment methods accepted Check, Wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at ProZ.com: Jan 2010.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
Bio
As a British national who was born in Hong Kong and spent his teenage years in Lebanon, I am someone with a unique upbringing and unique outlook on life. I have always excelled in an academic setting and have devoted the past 6 years of my life to learning the Arabic language, which is always an uphill struggle, and a thoroughly enjoyable one at that. I was awarded first class honours for my undergraduate degree in Arabic at the University of Edinburgh and am currently studying for a Masters at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where I study Arabic-English Translation and Computer Assisted Translation Tools.
My professional translation experience so far is almost non-existant - I have only had one client, though he was very pleased with my work - but I am a conscientious and ambitious individual. My original goal was to become a conference interpreter from Arabic into English but I have been enjoying translation much more. My new aim is to work for translation agencies until I get enough experience and enough contacts to become a freelance translator, and hopefully work on acquiring some new languages along the way. I am currently trained in Trados and entirely computer and internet literate.
If you are interested in hiring a native English-speaking Briton with a unique understanding of Middle Eastern culture for Arabic-English translation, and whose rates are relatively low, then don't hesitate to get in touch.

Simon


Profile last updated
Jan 11, 2010



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