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English to Hebrew
Hebrew to English
Hebrew (monolingual)

Shai Shvalb
Tour guide & author of a dictionary

Raanana, HaMerkaz (Central), Israel
Local time: 17:23 IST (GMT+2)

Native in: Hebrew (Variant: Modern / Israeli) Native in Hebrew
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Environment & EcologyMilitary / Defense
Tourism & TravelBotany
Preferred currency USD
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Haifa University, Israel
Experience Years of experience: 10. Registered at Aug 2020. Became a member: Aug 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years

I am a licensed tour guide in the Land of Israel, certified by the Israel Ministry of tourism. I Guide groups and individuals throughout the Land of Israel. I am also a graduate of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Haifa. After a career as an entrepreneur and a businessman, I decided to turn my passion for the Land of Israel into a career. 

I am the author of the book Know the Holy Land. This book is a comprehensive Hebrew-English dictionary and the first of its kind and contains about 4100 entries. This is the first attempt to create a professional glossary in Hebrew and English covering topics such as geography, geology, archeology, architecture, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, site names, flora, fauna, and many other issues.

The book is intended to serve as a bilingual dictionary, professional glossary, and a tool for those interested in knowing the land, studying the Land of Israel, tour guides and tourists who travel through it.     

Keywords: geography, geology, archeology, architecture, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, flora, fauna, History, Zionism, Bible,

Profile last updated
Dec 5, 2020

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