Member since Feb '08

Working languages:
Arabic to English
English to Arabic

Hugh Lester
Arabic Translator, Interpreter, Voice

United States
Local time: 20:29 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Arabic Native in Arabic, English Native in English
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Contact me today for very accurate, fast, reliable, and reasonably priced Arabic-English-Arabic translations, interpretation, desktop publishing, and voiceovers.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Government / PoliticsHistory
International Org/Dev/CoopMarketing / Market Research
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)Printing & Publishing
Tourism & TravelMilitary / Defense

Arabic to English - Rates: 0.09 - 0.11 USD per word / 25 - 35 USD per hour
English to Arabic - Rates: 0.09 - 0.11 USD per word / 25 - 35 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 100, Questions answered: 50, Questions asked: 1
Project History 0 projects entered
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Check, Money order | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Glossaries Hugh's Glossary, Nuclear Glossary
Translation education Bachelor's degree
Experience Years of experience: 20. Registered at Dec 2007. Became a member: Feb 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Arabic to English (Arab Translators Network - Arab Professional Translators Society, verified)
English to Arabic (Arab Translators Network - Arab Professional Translators Society, verified)
Memberships ATN / APTS
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Lilt, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Adobe InDesign ME (Arabic), Pagemaker, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat, Wordbee, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Professional practices Hugh Lester endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).


My name is Hugh Jacob Lester, although I prefer to be called "Jake."

I am an experienced Arabic to English and English to Arabic translator and interpreter with more than 16 years of experience in the field, in addition to more than 13 years of professional experience in which I used both English and Arabic every day.

I am a native speaker of both English and Arabic, having grown up in a mixed citizenship family and educated in the United States and in Egypt. I have a native-level command of MSA and Egyptian colloquial, and a near-native command of Levantine and Gulf/Iraqi.

I am most competent in translating and editing legal, business, technical, marketing and advertising, political, literary, and IT-related materials, although I have also produced work that has been highly praised in the medical and health care field.

In addition to translation and interpretation, I have years of experience as a graphic designer and desktop publisher, and I have my own voice recording studio for recording voice overs.

I use a broad range of software from MS Office to SDL Trados. If there is any specific piece of software of interest to you, please ask.

I am very fast and very good at what I do.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Hugh "Jake" Lester

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: 116
PRO-level pts: 100

Top languages (PRO)
English to Arabic56
Arabic to English44
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences16
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Government / Politics16
Education / Pedagogy12
Law (general)8
Poetry & Literature8
Medical: Cardiology4
Computers: Software4
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Keywords: Native, Arabic, English, MSA, Egyptian, Levantine, Gulf, Iraqi, DTP, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, Quark, technical, military, general, Jake Lester,

Profile last updated
Apr 22, 2020

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