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CV, UK Based Translator and Interpreter English, Arabic

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 17244

List top 5 skills: interpreting, translation
Short Bio:

Since 1985, I have worked on behalf of a range of companies, communities and public services, including local authorities, the police, courts and immigration. I possess 4 years of in-house experience as a Translator and Interpreter. I worked as a translator with the Ministry of Defense, Baghdad, Iraq during my National Military Service. I was contracted as a Translator and Interpreter with the British Police Advisers to the Ministry of Interior, United Arab Emirates between 2010 and 2012.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Admin and Clerical, education and training, other

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english

Locations I am interested in working:

Arabia, Saudi, Bahrain, Ireland, Middle East, Morocco, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Ireland, United Kingdom



Qualifications & Training

Course: Numeracy Family Learning Course, 10 weeks (Sept – Dec. 2013)
Abraham Moss Adult Education Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom

Course: Training course on Arabic voice-over (Apr 2008)
Al-Jazeera Arab Chanel, Doha, Qatar

Course: Introductory course in simultaneous interpreting (Jun 2007 – Jul 2007)
Al-Jazeera Arab Chanel, Doha, Qatar

Course: Training on Translation Memory software – using Trados (2005)
ITI and University of Leeds

Course: Training Course on Quark Xpress V4 – Macintosh Level I (Mar 2004)
New Horizons, Manchester

Diploma: Diploma in Public Service Interpreting – English Law (2003 – 2004)
Chartered Institute of Linguists, United Kingdom

Course: Voice-over workshop, Joint Course (2000)
ITI and University of Salford, Manchester

Certificate: CENTRA, Cambridge Foundation Certificate in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (1999 – 2000)
North Trafford College, Manchester

Certificate: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English – Grade C (1996 – 1997)
University of Cambridge, Examinations Syndicate, Cambridge

Course: Arabic Language Teachers Training Course (01/09/1995 – 21/09/1995)
ALESCO Arab League Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation, Manchester

Certificate: Cambridge First Certificate in English – Grade A (1992 – 1993)
University of Cambridge, Examinations Syndicate, Cambridge

City & Guilds: Computing (1991 – 1992)
MANCAT, Manchester

MSc in English-Arabic Translation and Interpreting (1990 – 1991)
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Course: Training course for language tutors (02/06/1988 – 28/06/1988)
Westminster Institute, London

Final Qualifying Diploma in English (1987 – 1988)
Chartered Institute of Linguists, United Kingdom

PhD Research into Stylistics (1982 – 1986)
(PhD pending submission)
SOAS, University of London

Course: Speech & Voice Training (1985 – 1986)
Camden Institute, London

Postgraduate Diploma in Theoretical Linguistics and Phonetics (1981 – 1982)
SOAS, University of London

BA in English Language and Literature – average 78.22% (1973 – 1977)
Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq

Baccalaureate: Baccalaureate in Science, Sections A and B (1966 – 1972)
Ministry of Education, by Ministerial Examination, Iraq
Professional Membership

Career Summary

Jun 1985 – To Date
Freelance Translator and Interpreter
Direct clients in UK, Europe and USA

• Translating, interpreting and typesetting for many translation companies and direct clients in UK, Europe and USA. Interpreting for conferences, courts, Police, businesses, social services, colleges, and training sessions at executive level. Responsible for the translation of a variety of documents i.e. legal, business, immigration, policing and security from English to Arabic and vice versa

May 2014 – Jun 2014
Freelance Translator and Interpreter
Greater Manchester Police

2010 – 2012
Translator and Interpreter (Full-time)
British advisers to Ministry of Interior in United Arab Emirates

Mar – Jun 2008
Consecutive interpreting of training courses at an executive level
Cabinet Office, Emergency Planning College, United Kingdom

Dec 2002 – Jul 2004
Teacher & Trainer for Diploma in Public Services Interpreting (DPSI) course
The Manchester College, Manchester, United Kingdom