Working languages:
English to Arabic
Arabic to English
Arabic (monolingual)

Ammar Mahmood
MA-Legal Trans., interpreter/translator

Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Local time: 11:45 AST (GMT+3)

Native in: Arabic Native in Arabic
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
This translator helped to localize into Arabic
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Services Interpreting, Translation, Editing/proofreading, Language instruction, Website localization, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Government / PoliticsScience (general)
Education / PedagogyManagement
Engineering (general)

English to Arabic - Rates: 0.04 - 0.06 USD per word / 75 - 100 USD per hour
Arabic to English - Rates: 0.04 - 0.06 USD per word / 75 - 100 USD per hour
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 63, Questions answered: 56, Questions asked: 8
Project History 1 projects entered    1 positive feedback from outsourcers

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries Ammar Gloss
Translation education Master's degree - University of Mosul/Iraq
Experience Years of experience: 21. Registered at May 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Arabic (Iraq: University of Mosul)
English to Arabic (Iraqi Translators Association)
Arabic to English (Iraqi Translators Association)
English to Arabic (Arab Translators Network - Arab Professional Translators Society)
Memberships ITA, ATN / APTS
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Ammar Mahmood endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about interpreting / improve my skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Improve my productivity

Since my first encounter with English at primary school, I found a strong desire in me to master this language. I finished my preparatory school with a final average that qualified me to go into the College of Engineering and the College of Science. But when I knew that we have a Department for Translation in my hometown Mosul, I made up my mind to join this department convinced that it will help me develop my English and also be a translator.

I enjoyed every moment of my existence at this Department and graduated as the second among 64 graduates, only 0.5 behind the first. I pursued my studies for the MA and majored in legal translation to finish the first among 12 postgraduates.

I was appointed by the government as a translator (2006-2010) at the Deputy Minister's Office at the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. I was responsible for all the correspondence written in English coming in and out of the Office. I also edited and translated formal letters in English and Arabic related to the activities of the Office. 

In 2010, I was seconded to the Iraqi Parliament as a professional interpreter/translator to work on rendering official correspondence, letters, programs, etc., and interpreting at high-level meetings involving the Speaker, Deputy Speakers, MPs, and senior officials. In August 2012, I was appointed as permanent staff by the Parliament and it is my current employer. 

Freelancing is a major part of my career, as I am regularly outsourced by local and international linguistic service providers as well as local and international institutions including USAID, UNAMI, and the World Bank. 

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Total pts earned: 63
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Top languages (PRO)
English to Arabic35
Arabic to English28
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences4
Top specific fields (PRO)
Government / Politics8
Law (general)7
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.4
Environment & Ecology4
Food & Drink4
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects1
With client feedback1
100% positive (1 entry)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Arabic1
Specialty fields
Other fields
Internet, e-Commerce1
Keywords: English to Arabic translation and interpretation, Arabic to English translation and interpretation, editing and proofreading Arabic and English, discussing views on legal translation, proofreading translated texts between English and Arabic, conference, workshop, and webinar interpretation.

Profile last updated
Jul 18

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