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Arabic to English

Ahmed Maher
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, Transcription, Desktop publishing, Project management, Vendor management
Specializes in:
Finance (general)Engineering (general)
ManagementMedical: Instruments
Automotive / Cars & TrucksComputers: Software
Aerospace / Aviation / SpaceMilitary / Defense
Electronics / Elect EngLaw (general)

English to Arabic - Rates: 0.08 - 0.08 USD per word / 25 - 25 USD per hour
Arabic to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.08 USD per word / 25 - 25 USD per hour
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 148, Questions answered: 192, Questions asked: 24
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Money order, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Check, Paypal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Ahmed Maher, Financial, General, Tech/Engineering - IT, Technical
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Faculty of Languages and Translation at Alazhar University
Experience Years of experience: 15. Registered at Nov 2007. Became a member: Apr 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Arabic (ATN, verified)
Arabic to English (ATN (Arab Professional Translators Society)
Memberships ATN / APTS, ETLA
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Alchemy Publisher, AutoCAD, Catalyst, DejaVu, Dreamweaver, FrameMaker, Frontpage, Indesign, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, condenser microphone, Passolo, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit, Translation Workspace, Wordfast
2007 - Level 3 Certification
SDLX Certified
Forum posts 71 forum posts
Conference participation Conferences attended
Professional practices Ahmed Maher endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Build or grow a translation team
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about interpreting / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical 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
  • Transition from freelancer to agency owner
  • Transition from freelancer to another profession
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Improve my productivity
Work Experience Self-Employed June 2013 — Present
Fulltime Freelance English-to-Arabic Translator and Reviewer
Translation and review services for clients primarily from the U.S., U.K., and China in the following subjects and fields:
Manufacturing, Financial, IT, Technical, Multilateral Organization Reports (e.g., UN, UNESCO, Gallup).

TNS Opinion June 2012 — June 2013
Arabic Linguist
Translation and review of research files.

U.S. Department of State October 2010 — April 2012
Contract Arabic Translator
Translation of SIGIR quarterly reports and audit reports for over eighteen months.

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity May 2010 — Augest 2010
Arabic Translator
Translation of biological diversity reports, using Trados.

Freelance Translator, Egypt March 2008 — January 2010
Junior English-to-ArabicTranslator
Translation of technical and general texts.

Current Projects

Training manuals for Kia Motors Co., Ltd., a project covering equipment descriptions for various trucks and vehicles, main component specifications, lubrication instructions, and troubleshooting

Translation of clinical trial documentation, model patient information and informed consent (with full confidentiality protection of the private documents)

Training manuals for a large hotel brand, a huge tourism-related project UNDP, an extensive project relating to small arms and light weapons

Substantial technical project for Trans Canada Turbines Ltd. Company for its new power station projects in Iraq

SIGIR Audit Policies Procedures Manual and SIGIR Quarterly Reports

Septech Redefining water, the global company specialized in water solutions, a translation and DTP project that included company description, solutions, and partners.

Traqnslation of Gallup and Silatech reports.

Large aviation-related project for INFORM Company (

Long term project for Epson (printers, scanners, and projectors Manuals) Military project for BCB International, including the translation of all manuals

Military project for COLT

Legal project relating to a civil action filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Accent Pocket Guide for HYUNDAI

UNESCO project about its “Man and the Biosphere” program

Substantial technical project for Caterpillar for its new machines and equipment

Letter of Recommendation

“I write this letter of recommendation for Mr. Ahmed Maher with great enthusiasm for the exceptional quality of his work as a translator of written English to Arabic. He has been translating for our organization for over a year and a half as a member of our Arabic translation team that is charged with handling some of our major United States Government contracts.

While he is vigorous and meticulous in insisting on exact meanings for words, in both languages. He also understands that words are, at best, symbols for expression. Thus, he is capable of more than literal transposing from English to Arabic and vice versa.

While his command of spoken English is more than adequate for any business/technical situation, Mr. Maher's strongest ability is certainly in written translation. He will excel in literary, technical, business or diplomatic applications of translation between Arabic and English. If you are looking for an intrinsically motivated translator for your documents, journals, manuals or correspondence, Mr. Maher is someone well worth full consideration.“


SDL Trados Studio 2011 SP2
MS Office 2003 & 2010, Arabic enabled
Windows 7 Ultimate
Adobe FrameMaker 9
Adobe Indesign CS5 Middle Eastern
SDL Passolo for Software Localization (Collaboration edition 2011)
Adobe acrobat pro 10.0 X
Adobe Illustrator CS5 Middle Eastern
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Middle Eastern
Mac OS X 10.4.8


Septech Emirates, LLC
Human Rights Watch
The freedom House
American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA)
US Marines
West-Mark (USA)
Hytera Co.
ELS Language Centers
Hilton Garden Inn
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 152
PRO-level pts: 148

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Arabic to English20
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Finance (general)16
Marketing / Market Research8
Medical: Instruments8
Government / Politics8
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