Member since Dec '18

Working languages:
English to Arabic
Arabic to English
French to Arabic
French to English

Ali Obtel
Words Bridging Worlds

Salmiya, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait
Local time: 08:18 AST (GMT+3)

Native in: Arabic (Variant: Moroccan) Native in Arabic
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Also works in:
AgriculturePoetry & Literature
Medical: Health CareAdvertising / Public Relations
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 39, Questions answered: 30
Blue Board entries made by this user  0 entries
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Bachelor's degree - M1 University, Oujda, Morocco
Experience Years of experience: 15. Registered at Sep 2006. Became a member: Dec 2018.
Credentials English (M1 University, Oujda, Morocco, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software CafeTran Espresso, Google Translator Toolkit
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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A fascinated freelancer by Al-Ma'mun, the seventh Abbasid Caliph, who kicked off ten centuries ago a Graeco-Arabic translation movement through Bayt Al-Hikma in Baghdad, to allow knowledge flow from one world to another. Without this attempt to bridge two different worlds of that time, the sparking expansion of sciences to the west that took place later, would not have seen the day at all...

I'm not Al-Ma'mun in his power, but I'm blessed enough of being inspired by his vision to believe translation is not just words.. Indeed... it's words that always bridge worlds.

The following are some of my humble contributions in the world of translation:

I have translated a lovely kids short story of deep philosophy "triangular traditions" by Dr. Naif Almutawa from English to Arabic 

I have contributed as well to the translation of "Healing the Gerson Way" of Charlotte Gerson to Arabic  




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: 46
PRO-level pts: 39

Top languages (PRO)
English to Arabic27
Arabic to English12
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Law (general)16
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters4
Advertising / Public Relations4
Finance (general)4
Medical: Instruments4
Computers (general)4
Education / Pedagogy3

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Keywords: Medical, Psychological, Literary, Journalistic

Profile last updated
Sep 16, 2020

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