Working languages:
English to Arabic
Arabic to English

Mark Oxford
Expert Arabic Translator and Interpreter

Los Angeles, California, United States
Local time: 09:28 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: Arabic Native in Arabic, English Native in English
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I am a US Citizen
Account type Freelancer
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Affiliations Blue Board: Arlington Language Services
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management, Vendor management, Sales, Operations management
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsMilitary / Defense
LinguisticsLaw (general)
International Org/Dev/CoopGovernment / Politics
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaBusiness/Commerce (general)
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingJournalism

English to Arabic - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 45 USD per hour
Arabic to English - Standard rate: 0.15 USD per word / 45 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 5
Translation education Master's degree - Hawaii Pacific University
Experience Years of translation experience: 20. Registered at Jun 2001. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Arabic (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
Arabic to English (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
English to Arabic (American Translators Association)
Arabic to English (American Translators Association)
Memberships ATA, NAATI, NAJIT
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, DejaVu, Frontpage, IBM CAT tool, Indesign, J-CAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Multicorpora, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, MicroSoft Office Word, E, Other CAT tool, Pagemaker, Passolo, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit, TransSuite2000, Uniscape CAT tool
CV/Resume CV available upon request
About me
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
Juris Doctor. January 2012 with a concentration on Administration Law.

American Military University, VA
Masters of National Security with a Major of Counterterrorism, with Honors, August 2009
GPA: 3.93

Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii
Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies, September 2003
GPA: 3.66
• Drafted reports covering topics such as: Cooperation between the CIA, Mossad, and Egyptian Intelligence; 9/11 Intelligence; and Ethnic Conflicts in the Modern World

Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Bachelor of Arts in English Language, Translation and Literature, August 1998
GPA: 3.96


1994 to Present Freelance Translator, Interpreter & Program Manager
Arlington Language Service
Conduct translation for governmental agencies and private companies, including translating military, political, literary, and scientific documents with a thorough knowledge of Arabic and English languages at the native level.

08/2010 to 02/2011 Legal Intern with Montcalm County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Conducting legal research, interviewing witnesses, preparing appeal briefs, complaints and other pleadings, participating in pretrial conferences, examination hearings, plea agreements, jury pick, motion hearings, trials in District and Circuit courts in Montcalm County, MI.

2008 to 2009 Education Program Manager
OSS, Baghdad, Iraq
Responsible of implementing, running the operation and administration sides of all the U.S. military education programs in Iraq which include: Bucca (southern Iraq) 4 schools, Future (Baghdad) juvenile school, Cropper (Baghdad) adult and literacy programs, Taji (northern Baghdad) adult, literacy and Vo-Tech programs. Coordinated between the U.S military and the Iraqi Ministry of Education in this regard. Member of the Iraqi National Literacy Campaign launched by the Iraqi Prime Minister office and the US military in Iraq and several international NGOs, such as UNISCO, United States Institute of Peace. Helped in rehabilitating, preparing and integrating Iraqi detainees. Taught from elementary level to high school level and some trades. Assisted them in finding jobs in the Iraqi society so that they wouldn’t return to committing any sort of crimes or insurgencies.

2006 to 2008 Assistant Professor of Arabic Language
Department of Defense, Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Monterey, CA
Developed online Arabic Language lessons and materials for U.S. Government officials in the field, such as Iraq and Arabian Peninsula, conducting OPI tests for Service members according to the ILR language levels. Taught the US soldiers Arabic language at college level.

2004 to 2006 Arabic Language Teacher
Arlington, VA
Taught the Arabic Language to several government employees, such as DoS and DoD personnel at Inlingua language school in Washington D.C., and provided language instruction and cultural tips pertaining to the Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern culture, as well as conducted the Foreign Service Institute language test for the DoS foreign officers.

2004 to 2005 Customer Service Agent
American Airlines, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia
Helped the American Airlines and the One World Alliance, which include; British Airways (Britain), Finn air (Finland), Qantas (Australia), Air Lingus (Ireland), LAN (Chile), Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong), and Iberia (Spain) customers in their reservations, boarding, and troubleshooting their problems, with a commitment to excellence, accuracy, and safety.

1997 to 2001 Reporter and Translator
Al-Kahira Newspaper, Cairo, Egypt
Conducted press interviews and reports covering current events, both domestic and international. Translated foreign news clips, and scanned the foreign media for news and reports that might be of interest to Arab readers.

1997 to 2000 Translator/Researcher
Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Al-Ahram Press Foundation, Cairo, Egypt
Conducted political and economic research for one of the most prestigious political and strategic studies think tanks in the Middle East, utilizing language skills, knowledge of international relations, international organizations, and Arab organizations and its participation in the international community.

• American Bar Association
• Los Angeles County Bar Association
• Orange County Bar Association
• American Political Science Association
• American Translators Association


• The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), Australia and New Zealand
• Certificates of Completion: Teaching Non-Participatory Listening Comprehension Instructor Certification Course; Oral Proficiency Interview Workshop; National Security Agency Transcription Methods; Interagency Language Roundtable Proficiency Levels Workshop: Text Typology Workshop from the Defense Language Institute, the Foreign Language Center of the United States Department of Defense


• United States Citizen (Originally from Egypt)
• Fluent in Arabic and English
• Participated in Role Playing Models, United States Army, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California
Briefed the United States military being deployed to Iraq and the Middle East of the Arabic culture and language, and do some role playing activities negotiating and interacting with Arabs in theater in a proper way.
Keywords: Arabic, English, Native Speaker, Translator, Interpreter, USA, Egypt, politics, international, terrorism, military, national security, law

Profile last updated
Sep 28, 2012

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