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Mouad Khateb
Translation isn't a profession:a talent

Uzer, Israel
Local time: 16:17 IDT (GMT+3)

Native in: Arabic Native in Arabic, Hebrew Native in Hebrew
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, Training, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Science (general)Religion
Advertising / Public RelationsMedia / Multimedia
Marketing / Market ResearchLinguistics
Law (general)Journalism
IT (Information Technology)Human Resources

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KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 40, Questions answered: 29, Questions asked: 4
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 16
Experience Years of experience: 18. Registered at Nov 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Catalyst, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Multilizer, Miltilizer, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume Please see my CV in the "About me" section below.
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English <> Arabic translator and localization project manager; Arabic linguistic validation specialist with exquisite experience in PRO/QOL instruments.


Mouad Khateb
Arabic linguistic validation specialist with Exceptional experience in QOL PRO projects

== Summary

With a background in English and Arabic linguistics, education, and rhetoric studies, I am an experienced linguistic validation specialist for Arabic in Israel / Palestine with outstanding experience in managing QOL / PRO linguistic validation projects . For 5 years now, I have been serving as a local project manager, investigator, and linguistic validation supervisor for the major firms in the linguistic validation industry worldwide, and I oversaw the translation and linguistic validation processes of dozens of projects of different types, lengths, and target groups. In my free-time I build websites for special clients, that are particularly tailored to attract Arabic speakers; I am a renowned blogger, editor-in-cheif of a multi-author media critique blog, and a teacher of Arabic to foreign students. I am a native speaker of (Levant) Arabic, with an excellent grasp of the other Arabic dialects (of Egypt, the Gulf, and North Africa), their linguistic, phonetic, and syntactic differences. I am very fluent in English and Hebrew. I hold a BA degree in English language, BA in Arabic language and literature, BA-Honours in Linguistics, and masters in Rhetoric Studies, and I received several merit-based awards.


== Experience

- Subtitling & dubbing at Oroba Arabic Translation and Localization Services
March 2012 - Present (3 years 7 months)


I have translated, subtitled, and dubbed numerous short and full-length clips. My last project was a 1:10 minutes documentary which required translation from English to Arabic and vice versa. During work on this project I subtitled clips and provided them in different formats like SSA and SRT with full time-code, to be incorporated in the final cut.
Testimonial from Dr. Heidi Grunebaum - University of the Western Cape:
During 2012, I have consulted extensively with Mr Khateb as a linguist and translation specialist in Arabic,
Hebrew & English. My project necessitated a linguist and translator with expertise in subtitling and dubbing. He has provided indispensable input that is both rare and valuable. Mr Khateb also brought his expertise in film translation, delivering work professionally, timeously, and in formats that migrate between different software programs.


English to Arabic Interpretation provider at Oroba Arabic Translation and Localization Services
August 2011 - Present (4 years 2 months)

I have provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretation services between Arabic and English at rich and diverse occasions. I am proud that my last interpretation project was providing simultaneous interpretation at Samsung’s 2013 Forum in Cape Town, South Africa between March 13-17, 2013. Interpretation covered interviews, product showcases, exhibitions, and ceremonies by Samsung where they announced new partnerships and launched new products.


Arabic linguistic validation specialist, with special experience in Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) at
Oroba Arabic Translation and Localization Services
May 2008 - Present (7 years 5 months)

For 6 years now I have been serving as the trusted project manager for 5 of the major international firms specialized in the localization and linguistic validation of Quality of Life (QOL) / Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) instruments. I handle the recruitment of local investigators, targeted patients and medical professionals, with a fantastic record of projects that I have successfully completed in various Arab countries like Palestine / Israel, Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Egypt. Thanks to my vast experience, many top companies rely on me to supervise the execution of the project and closely follow up with the local consultants and investigators, offering guidance, advice and training on field research, recruitment, and cognitive debriefing. I help my local consultants write conclusive reports about their methodology, respondents’ interaction and impressions, issues that respondents faced, and recommendations for enhancing the questionnaires based on the respondents feedback, and my own expertise as a linguist. Great efforts are therefore invested to ensure the final questionnaire is perfect in terms of clarity, readability, intelligibility, and conformity to Arabic grammar and syntax rules. I am proud for having produced countless Arabic PRO / QOL questionnaires with exquisite dedication, accuracy, professionalism, and perfect results. 1 recommendation available upon request


Translator, editor & proofreader at Oroba Arabic Translation and Localization Services
January 2003 - Present (12 years 9 months)

I am responsible for forming specialized translation and proofreading teams to cater for our clients' special translation needs.
3 recommendations available upon request


PR officer at Hsoub
November 2012 - August 2014 (1 year 10 months)

Responsible for Hsoub's media connections and writing and circulating its press releases, as well as supervising coverage of our company and its different products in the different tech news outlets in Arabic and internationally.


Arabic Teacher to Foreign students at FIAF - French Institute Alliance Francaise
August 2012 - December 2012 (5 months)

Teaching Arabic essentials to foreign young and mature university students and government employees without any prior knowledge of the language. Students acquire skills needed to understand and communicate, including reading, writing, listening and comprehension. Teaching incorporates using sound and visuals, which also makes Arabic fun to learn.
1 recommendation available upon request


Arabic Tutor to English-speaking students at University of Cape Town
February 2012 - November 2012 (10 months)

I teach Arabic to beginners who are students from South Africa, the US, France, Germany, and other countries. Students acquire skills needed to understand and communicate, including reading, writing, listening and comprehension. Teaching incorporates using sound and visuals, which also makes Arabic fun to learn.
1 recommendation available upon request


Proofreading at Geo Language Services
2010 - 2012 (2 years)
I proofread and help in the localization of medical questionnaires addressed to Arabic speakers.


Translation and proofreading at Hever Translators
February 2009 - June 2011 (2 years 5 months)

I completed numerous translation and proofreading projects for Hever Translation, in almost all fields, especially industry and politics.
1 recommendation available upon request


Translator and director of external relations at Meezaan Association for Human Rights - Nazareth July 2008 - June 2011 (3 years)

Translation of human rights reports as well as press releases plus managing the organizations relations with other organizations and with the media


Freelance translator at KSOFT Enterprise
2010 - 2011 (1 year)

Translation of internet resources particularly material of a political nature.


Teacher of English for 10 and 11 grades at Al-Battof Hi school
September 2007 - September 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Prepared students for the Bagrut examination, with the help of computers and multimedia solutions for the first time.


Chairman at Arab Students Council - Haifa University
April 2007 - April 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Was responsible for representing the Arab students before (the Israeli) Haifa University's administration, which involved presenting their demands and promote their causes.


Head at Eqraa Student Society
August 2006 - August 2007 (1 year 1 month)

Organized student activities and directed campaigning efforts that sought to better student conditions. I was also in charge of Eqraa's staff, and Eqraa's relations and coordination with the other student societies at the campus.


== Courses
Honours, Linguistics
University of Cape Town
Rhetoric and Public Argumentation - Prof J. Salazar
Linguistic Approaches to Narrative - Prof K.Mcormick
Pidgins, Creoles and New Englishes - Prof R. Mesthrie
Linguistics of North Africa


== Independent Coursework

Journalism and TV Reporting - Aljazeera Media
Training Center
Honors and Awards
A.W. Mellons Humanities Honours Scholarship
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
August 2012
Lestrade Merit-based Award for Honours
G.P Lestrade Foundation
March 2012
Lestrade Merit-based Award for Masters
G.P Lestrade Foundation
July 2012


== Languages
Arabic (Native or bilingual proficiency)
Hebrew (Full professional proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)


== Skills & Expertise
Public Relations
Public Speaking
Social Media
Web Design
Logo Design
Palestinian Arabic
Modern Standard Arabic
Tutoring Arabic
Arabic translation
English to Arabic translation
Arabic to English translation English Arabic proofreading experienced Arabic translator Linguistic Validation
Arabic linguistic validation
Arabic proofreading
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
Arabic Dialects
Arabic localization
International Relations
Blogging Linguistics


== Education
University of Cape Town
Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Rhetoric Studies, 2012 - 2013
University of Cape Town
Honours, Linguistics, 2011 - 2012
University of Haifa
Bachelor of Arts (BA), English & Arabic Language and Literature, 2003 - 2007


== Interests
Translation, Blogging, Gaming, Movies, Music, Social networking


== Projects
Sony Conference For Africa VNR
May 2013 to Present

Members:Mouad Khateb, James Lennox, Warwick Allan, Robert Wrensch, Andrew Fraser, Chantelle Le Roux
Proving that MILK+SUGAR FILMS is able to meet any content requirement, we provided coverage of
Sony's inaugural, three-day Conference for Africa 2013 (SCFA) heralding the launch of Sony into Africa.
MILK+SUGAR FILMS provided total coverage of SCFA from keynote address, including edited highlights AV of new products launched, to product display rooms, to delegate and stakeholder interviews. What set the production apart, was being able to provide an on-site, edited highlights VNR in Arabic, French, Portuguese and English for distribution to 26 African countries, by the final day of the conference (i.e. within three days). MILK+SUGAR FILMS also provided two sizzle reels for two different regions, Sony MEA and Sony South Africa within a four days of the conference for internal communication within the two regions.

Volunteer Experience
Youth instructor at Eqraa Student Association
March 2004 - June 2008 (4 years 4 months)
Gave guidance and support to new students at Haifa university, as part of my (voluntary) activism in the Eqraa Student Society.


== 7 people have recommended Mouad

"I’ve worked with Mouad a few times in linguistic validation projects from English into Arabic. Mouad is a high professional translator and linguistic analysis expert who is very sensitive to cultural adaptation. I'd suggest to any company / client to work with Mr. Mouad Khateb. "
— Nazila Peerun, was with another company when working with Mouad

"Mouad is an an excellent Arabic to English translator and successfully completed a very difficult project. Where most of the major translations companies in Israel could not find some suitable, Mouad was able and willing. He followed a discussion in Arabic of 10 people and transcribed the conversation in real time on his laptop in English. As a result I was able to follow the discussion. He skill and professionalism were excellent and I highly recommend him for any Arabic translation project."
— Mitchell Barak, managed Mouad

"Mouad is a high professional translator and linguistic analysis specialist who cares for every small point. It was my pleasure to deal with him specially for his kind and responsible treatment, and for his accurate work finished on time. I know Moaud also as an open minded and intelligent educated person."
— Khalil Shawahna, was Mouad's client

"Mouad is a professional translator, he always finish his job at the time and ask a fair price..."
— Dr. Mahmood Khatib, Director - general, Eamaar association for economic development, was with another company when working with Mouad at Arabication

"Mouad was my arabic tutor at the Alliance Francaise in Cape Town, RSA from July to December 2012. He was a consciencious and enthusiatic teacher, striking a good balance in the teaching of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. His grounding in linguistics gives him a superior ability in explaining the grammar of this complex language and his IT skills meant that homework assignments employed a variety of media. He was also available between classes to answer any queries we had. As a result I enjoyed the course whilst learning much. I would highly recommend him as a tutor and translator."
— Rosamund Jane Southgate, was Mouad's client

"Mouad was my Arabic tutor for the ‘Initial Arabic A Course’ at the University of Cape Town from March to June 2012. During these tutorials he assisted us in practicing our conversational Arabic and in understanding aspects of our course work which we found challenging. He was always willing to provide extra assistance outside hours and reiterated this offer as we approached our exams. Furthermore, he sought to ground the language in culture by teaching us idioms and the meaning behind words and phrases. His dedication to his task and love for the Arabic language was a great motivation to us to work hard to master Arabic. I thoroughly enjoyed learning Arabic and am hoping to take it up again in the future. This may not have been the case had the teaching not been so good! I am truly grateful to Mouad and our lecturer for giving me such a solid grounding in this language. I highly recommend Mouad for future Arabic tutoring or teaching posts." — Giselle Warton, was Mouad's client

"To whom it may concern, I've worked with Mr. Mouad Khateb more than a few times in translation projects from English / Hebrew into Arabic. Mr. Mouad Khateb was a professional being on time with the deadlines agreed in advanced, to the full satisfaction of the clients. He showed full cooperation in conference calls with the clients when required for clarifications. I'd suggest to any company / client to work with Mr. Mouad Khateb. Best regards, Soni Kohen Yanarocak Hever Translators' Pool / Project Manager"
— Soni Kohen Yanarocak, was Mouad's client
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