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Mahmoud Shams
Translator & DTP

Galali, Al Muharraq, Bahrain
Local time: 01:28 AST (GMT+3)

Native in: Arabic 
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• Full time freelance translator and DTP specialist since 2006.
• Career Certificate in Legal Translation, The American University in Cairo (AUC)
• Groundwork Certificate in Written Translation (GWT), The American University in Cairo (AUC)
• BA Islamic Studies in English, Al-Azhar University, Cairo.
• BA English Arabic Translation, Faculty of Languages & Translations, Al-Azhar University, Cairo.
• Arabic (as mother-tongue) and excellent English oral and written.
• Sound ability to translate legal documents.
• providing high-quality typesetting, desktop publishing (DTP) and services that include design a publication layout or overwrite existing English or Arabic desktop publishing files
• Handling files in HTML, PDF, DOC, XML, SGML and PPS formats.
  • More than 6 years of freelance translation during which I worked for many translation agencies inside and outside Egypt in various fields focused mainly on Legal Translation besides other fields including (IT - Philosophy & Religions - Health Care – Agriculture – Psychology- business).

Have a good knowledge & experience that covers the following:
  • CAT tools: WordFast - Trados - SDLX
  • DTP Package: Adobe InDesign ME, Adobe Illustrator ME, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Photoshop ME, Adobe FireWorks, Adobe AfterEffect
  • Touch typing at a high speed
  • Handling files in HTML, PDF, DOC, XML, SGML, INX and PPS formats.
Translation, Proof reading, Desktop Publishing, Localization, Subtitling (with or without script), Transcription and Web Designing.

• Settlement Agreement (1,630 Words)
• Lawsuit against Sudanese Government brought to court (10,000 words).
• Institutional Development and Modernisation Report, Short version (9,300 words)
• Petition for justice (2,600 words)
• Lots of legal documents, legal papers, and business forms including IDs, Birth certificates, Marriage certificates,
Divorce Certificates, Petitions, Complaints, Power of Attorneys, Memorandums of Association, Contracts,
Agreements, Correspondences, Statement of Accounts, etc. from and into Arabic.

• American Views of Islam, Post 9/11_Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan (15,000 words)
• Encyclopedia Judaica, Zionism (154,000 words)
• The Encyclopedia of American Religions, Volume 1 (120,000 words)
• Baraka_ Series of Islamic speeches (10,000 words_ Ar into En)
• 200 pg Book on Bringing up Teenagers
• 90 pg Booklet on Time Management
• Series of newspaper articles on situations in Iraq (2,500 words)
• Britannica Concise Encyclopedia (Religions Section)

• Drilling Machine Instruction Manual (156,700 words)
• Digital Camera User Manual (12,000 words)
• LCD television user manual (5,600 words)
• Berjaya Hotels & Resorts Malaysia (5 Brochures) (5,200 words)

• Drilling Machine Instruction Manual (628 Pages)
• Digital Camera User Manual (69 Pages)
• Berjaya Hotels & Resorts Malaysia (5 Brochures)

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Top languages (PRO)
Arabic to English26
English to Arabic16
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Social Sciences4
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Education / Pedagogy12
Law: Contract(s)4
Poetry & Literature4
Petroleum Eng/Sci4
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs4
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Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)1
IT (Information Technology)1
Electronics / Elect Eng1
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Keywords: English Arabic Translator DTP IT, Technology Information, Legal, Law, Constituional law, Translation, Localization, Localize, Software, Hardware, Websites localization, Websites, Market, Marketing, Arabic translation, Automotive translation, Aviation translation, Educational courses translation, Biomedical, health, Botany, Chemistry, Child care, Civil engineering, Computer science, Information science, Computer engineering, Data processing, Desktob publishing, DTP, Electronics translation, User guides translation, user manuals translation, Ethnic and culture studies, Forensic science translation, General translation, History, Humanities, Internet, Journalism, Press translation, news agencies, Islamic studies, Nursing, Political science, Economic, Economy, Politics, Religion, Tourism, Travel, Proofreading, Editing, Trados, Adobe acrobat reader/writer, SDLX, Office 2003, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Birth, Marriage, Divorce certificates, Expert reports, Summons & complaints, Judicial proceedings, Foreign statutes, Litigations, Diplomas, degrees, Academic transcripts, Legal agreements and contracts, Patents, Global company web sites, Books, Manuscripts, Essays, Novels, Academic or meeting documents, Thesis, Children's books, Cultural reports and studies, University documents, Magazines, Comics, Newsletters, Conferences, Speeches, Advertisements, Bid/Proposal documents, Market Research, RFQ (Requests for quotations), Commercials, Press releases, Business Processes, Codes of Conduct, White Papers, Case Studies, Tradeshows, Medical software, Product licensing, Expert reports, Diagnosis manuals, Medical prescriptions, User guides for medical staff and patients, Medical equipment, instruction manuals, Insurance claim, any medical document, internal and confidential documents, Multimedia medical applications, Global medical company web sites, New technologies, Biotechnology, Environmental engineering, Genetic Engineering, Chemical engineering, Professional investors' documents, Telecommunications, Service manuals, Technical research reports, Catalogues, Specialist press articles, Technical product specifications, Systems and Plant processes, User guides & manuals, Technical and industrial manuals, Publications, Prospectuses, MS, HP, IBM, Toshiba, Sony, Ericson, Qutel, Nokia, Sanyo, Philips, Samsung, Arabic Translation, Arabic Localization, Arabic DTP, Arabic Typesetting, Troubleshooting Guide, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Kuwait, Pdf, html, xml, Arabic into English, English into Arabic, literary Arabic translation, Clothing, Textiles, Conversations, Greetings, Digital camera help, Digital camera user guides, mechanicals, تكنولوجيا المعلومات، الترجمة القانونية، ترجمة القانون الدستوري، تعريب / ترجمة برامج الكمبيوتر، تعريب / ترجمة برامج الهواتف المحمولة، تعريب / ترجمة دليل مستخدم الجوال / الهاتف / المحمول، تعريب / ترجمة مواقع الويب، التسويق، الدورات التعليمية، الصحة، رعاية الطفل، الكيمياء، علم النبات، الهندسة المدنية، علوم الكمبيوتر، معالجة البيانات، برامج النشر المكتبي، ترجمة دليل المستخدم للإلكترونيات، الدراسات الثقافية، الطب الشرعي، التاريخ، العلوم الإنسانية، الإنترنت، الصحافة، ترجمة الإصدارات الصحفية، وكالات الأنباء، الدين، السياحة، السفر، التحرير، المراجعة، التقييم، ترادوس، أوفيس 2003، برنامج معالجة النصوص، برنامج الورد، برنامج إكسل، برنامج باور بوينت، شهادة الميلاد، شهادة الوفاة، قسيمة الزواج، عقد زواج، الدرجات العلمية، العقود، الاتفاقيات، عقود العمل، كتب الأطفال، المجلات العلمية، المجلات الإخبارية، الرسائل الإخبارية، البرامج الطبية، دليل المعدات الطبية، الإلكترونيات، الترجمة من اللغة الإنجليزية إلى العربية، الترجمة من اللغة العربية إلى الإنجليزية.

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