Working languages:
Arabic to English

Karen McNeil

Barrington, Rhode Island, United States
Local time: 20:33 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchPoetry & Literature
FolkloreCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Education / PedagogyMilitary / Defense
Cooking / CulinaryFood & Drink
Experience Years of experience: 14. Registered at Sep 2017. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint
I have a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College. After working in public relations, I enlisted as an Arabic linguist in the Navy, where I spent six years working translating intelligence materials (both audio and written) from several varieties of Arabic, including Standard Arabic, Iraqi, Syrian and Libyan. After separating from the Navy, I completed a master's degree in Arabic from Georgetown University.

For three years, I was lead revising editor for the Oxford Arabic Dictionary (2014), and I have produced many translations of Arabic poems and short stories, some of which were published by World Literature Today, Banipal, and others. I am Superior/Distinguished proficiency in Tunisian and Modern Standard Arabic, with high-level passive proficiency in several other varieties, including Egyptian, Levantine, Libyan, and Iraqi.

I strive for translations that are faithful to the meaning of the original text, but elegant and natural in English.

Profile last updated
Sep 24, 2017

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