Working languages:
Arabic to English

Providing quality translations ASAP

Local time: 10:07 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsEconomics
Education / PedagogyJournalism
Government / PoliticsTourism & Travel
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Feb 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat
CV/Resume English (DOC)
My experience with official translation lies primarily with the micro-finance company Kiva as I have just begun part-time work with them translating descriptions of loans this month. Before this I was a student of Arabic for four and a half years in various programs including programs at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University in Cairo under the auspices of a Full Arabic Language Fulbright Grant. This period of study lasted a year and half and took place immediately after I graduated from the University of Virginia, where I studied Arabic for three years. Also in college, I completed two study abroad programs in the Arab World. One was in Irbid, Jordan with the University of Virginia’s intensive Arabic language program at Yarmouk University, which lasted a period of two months. The second was in Cairo, Egypt with Home Language International for a period of five weeks. As can be seen from my record, though I am still in the early stages of beginning work as a translator, I have extensive experience with Arabic in many fields both scholarly and journalistic, and I am able to read Arabic texts with little to no difficulty. I have many samples of practice translations I have done on my own initiative, and if you would like to see any of these samples, I welcome such requests.
I graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in Middle Eastern Studies and am therefore well acquainted with the culture, history and current events of that region. I also obtained a minor in Physics during my time in college, and as a result, I am able to translate light texts dealing with scientific topics.
I am currently (February 16, 2011) located in Greece due to the recent political instability in Egypt. I plan to relocate to Cairo as soon as possible, which will likely be in two weeks. I will have internet access wherever I am located.
Thank you very much for your time and your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you if you find that my services might be of use to you.
Scott Cole
Keywords: arabic, english, politics, scholarly, essays, media, journalism, articles, article, essay, finance, economics, business, loans, quality, quick, fast, speedy, prompt, immediate, urgent, rush, inexpensive, news, editorial

Profile last updated
Feb 17, 2011

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