- Cairo, EG
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I am an English/Arabic translator with more than 22 years of experience, especially in technical translation. My fields of experience include hardware, software, military, automotive,more...I am an English/Arabic translator with more than 22 years of experience, especially in technical translation. My fields of experience include hardware, software, military, automotive, technical, electronics, aviation, environment, and media news.
I have managed the translation unit in Sakhr Software (www.sakhr.com) for 6 years until 2006. I have delivered big projects through a cycle that ensured accuracy and quality. SONY, Panasonic, Lucent Technologies, Ricoh, Intel, and LG Mobile were among the customers served by the translation unit. My translation maintains a style editing and consistency as well as a good managing of terminology.
Area Covered: Cairo, Egypt
Work Experience Summary: July 2000 • June 2006 Translation Service Unit Manager, Sakhr Software.
Managing the translation team carrying out translation and localization projects. Ensuring quality through a designed translation cycle. Managing the translation process that includes developing the translation style guide, building glossaries, handling queries and translation problems, maintaining consistency of translation, revising and editing the final text.
Projects accomplished include:
Sony Middle East website (www.sony-mea.com), LG Mobile software, Lucent Technologies switch operation and help manuals, Ricoh office equipment manuals, Raytheon military proposal documents, i-mate and BenQ mobile user manuals, Intel Teach to the Future Program manuals, Intel skoool website material (www.skoool.ie), PISA Parachute documents and United States Institute of Peace publications on Middle East and conflict resolution.
Apr 1997 • July 2000 Consultant Translator/Editor, Decision Support Center, Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority.
Translating topics pertaining to aviation safety and International Civil Aviation Organization and IATA. Searching the internet for aviation news and updates. Translating the publications of the Authority's Decision Support Center, reports and papers on aviation environmental protection issues.
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000 Freelance Translator / Cairo Air Improvement Project, Chemonics Consortium.
Translating news articles pertaining to environment and pollution issues. Translation of technical reports and documents on environmental research.
Feb 1992 - Dec 1996 Technical Translator & Interpreter, MOWAG•Armoured Wheeled Vehicles - Saudi Arabia.
Translating instructor guides and operation & maintenance manuals of different variants of the Piranha 8X8 vehicle. Translating weapons and defense systems manuals. Interpreting technical instruction courses on operating and maintaining electrical and mechanical systems. Performing administrative tasks pertaining to spare parts supply, inventory, word processing and public relations (www.mowag.ch).
Mar 1988 - Mar 1990 Translator / Interpreter, Saudi-American Co. for Sports Training, Saudi Arabia.
Translating reports on physical fitness training and tournaments. Interpreting familiarization courses on sports management. Assisting coaches at training fields and interpreting their instructions to athletes. Performing administrative and public relations assignments.
Oct 1984 - Mar 1988 News Editor in Chief, State-Run-Radio, Egypt.
Preparing the items of news bulletin. Revising the translation and editing of news. Keeping track of news topics received from news agencies and local reporters for updates.
Education Summary: May 1982 License of Translation, Faculty of Languages and Translation,
Department of Simultaneous Interpretation of English Language, Al-Azhar University.
Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 1991 Technical Translation and Terminology Course, COFRAS, France.
Nov. 1991 APC Turret Operator/Maintenance Course (2 weeks), Delco Electronics/Delco System Operations, Canada.
Nov. 4-15, 1991 Chassis Operator/Maintenance Familiarization Course, General Motors Training Center, Canada.