Working languages:
Arabic to English
English (monolingual)

Heather Shaw
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Redmond, United States
Local time: 05:47 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), MT post-editing, Transcription, Training, Project management
Specializes in:
Government / PoliticsReligion
Business/Commerce (general)Linguistics
Poetry & LiteratureSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Medical (general)History

Arabic to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word / 35 - 45 USD per hour
Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 177, Questions answered: 108, Questions asked: 261
Payment methods accepted Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries Codicology, general, Islamic terms, medical
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Al-Azhar University
Experience Years of experience: 21. Registered at Apr 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English (English Merit Award)
Arabic to English (Egypt: Arab Professional Translators Society )
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Events and training
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I was born and raised in the United States where I completed my primary and secondary education. After several years of university study in the US, I traveled to Egypt where I entered Al-Azhar University and graduated with a B.A. in Arabic language.

Currently I am working on my M.A. in codicology and paleography specializing in the field of ancient Arabic manuscripts and documents. My work focuses on identifying and researching the authenticity of manuscripts as well as indexing, cataloging, and translating them for the benefit of other researchers.


• I have twelve years of editing experience. Although most of my editing work has dealt with texts that have been translated into English from Arabic or other languages, I also have a good deal of experience editing texts such as stories, research projects, and academic dissertations that have been originally written in English.

• I have been working in the field of translation for ten years. My translation technique has been developed as a result of working as an apprentice with expert Arabic-English translators, as well as by reviewing and critiquing Ph.D dissertations related to Arabic-English translation. My projects for the last year include translating a book dealing with the rights of the family that are guaranteed by UN treaties and other international conventions, Articles of Establishment for a bank in Qatar, genetic research, a book of Islamic prophetic traditions, and a book on tolerance in Islam. I also have experience in fields related to culture, society, literature, education, business, marketing, medicine, science, history, and many other subjects.

• I am available to do voiceovers for marketing material, educational programs, children's stories, cartoons, etc.


I provide tutoring for students studying Arabic and Islamic subjects and work as a mentor for aspiring translators. Also, I enjoy traveling and have spent nine years in Egypt, a year in Turkey, a year in Japan, and a year in Pakistan. Other countries I have traveled to include Canada, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Greece, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.
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: 217
PRO-level pts: 177

Top languages (PRO)
Arabic to English83
English to Arabic38
Spanish to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences20
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)20
Poetry & Literature16
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters16
Government / Politics16
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion12
Education / Pedagogy12
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects10
With client feedback0
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Language pairs
Arabic to English9
Specialty fields
Government / Politics4
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.3
Law (general)2
Poetry & Literature2
Finance (general)1
Law: Contract(s)1
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs1
Medical: Health Care1
Medical (general)1
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama1
Other fields
Keywords: Arabic, English, Editing, Translation, Islamic, Muslim, History, Social Sciences, Human Rights, Ethics, Linguistics, Religion, Poetry, Literature, Education, Voiceover, Dubbing, Proofreading, Hadith, Tafseer, Medical, Scientific, Native English speaker, transcription, UN,

Profile last updated
Dec 12, 2017

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