Working languages:
Arabic to English
English to Arabic

Samaa Zeitoun
Quality comes first

Houston, Texas, United States
Local time: 08:30 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: Arabic Native in Arabic
User message
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Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsSports / Fitness / Recreation
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Religion
NutritionHistory
Government / PoliticsGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Education / PedagogySlang

Rates
Arabic to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.12 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
English to Arabic - Rates: 0.08 - 0.12 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 582, Questions answered: 317, Questions asked: 18
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Bank Transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Glossaries Samaa
Experience Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2011.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Website http://www.doubletalkusa.com
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Samaa Zeitoun endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
I am a Cairo-born native speaker of Arabic who speaks and writes fluent English. My exposure to the English language started at the tender age of 3 when I joined St. Clare's College. I was taught proper English as it should be taught by native American and Canadian nuns who were keen on making their students not just learn English but live English. In my teenage, my father was a member of the diplomatic mission in the peaceful Sultanate of Oman where my spoken English immensely improved through constant contact with native English speakers during the endless social functions characteristic of diplomatic life.
My college education made me continue to "live English" as I studied for 4 years at the American University in Cairo where speaking English was the order of the day in and out of class. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with High Honors, specializing in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Political Science.

I joined the ranks of translators about 16 years ago, working in diverse fields, with an emphasis on Religion and Social Sciences. The bulk of my work for the past 10 years has been reviewing and proofreading the work of a group of certified Arabic to English translators for a renowned Islamic website. I am also very confident with American slang since my husband happens to be a US citizen. He is an English language instructor and professional translator like myself, so obviously he's an invaluable asset to my work.

Quality, extreme attention to detail and punctuality characterize my work. I view each new assignment as a challenge with a determination to win that challenge.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Perhaps our work paths will cross one day. My sincere wishes of success to all colleagues.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 621
PRO-level pts: 582


Top languages (PRO)
English to Arabic358
Arabic to English224
Top general fields (PRO)
Other253
Social Sciences110
Art/Literary76
Law/Patents50
Tech/Engineering36
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters62
Education / Pedagogy60
Religion48
Law (general)26
Poetry & Literature21
Tourism & Travel20
Other20
Pts in 44 more flds >

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Keywords: Arabic to English, English to Arabic, translation, proofreading, editing, Social Sciences, Art & Literature, Religion, Education & Pedagogy, History, Geography, proverbs, idioms & expressions, US slang, Management, general Science, Advertising & Public Relations, Culinary Arts, Cosmetics & Beauty, Certificates, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Mass Communication, Text Books, Sports & Fitness, Recreation, Conversation, Greetings, Letters.


Profile last updated
Aug 17



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