About Me

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I am a Freelance English/Arabic Translator

English/Arabic translator and interpreter with 20+ years of experience and a strong academic foundation in translation studies. Specialize in translating legal, economic, and marketing texts; demonstrated ability to translate a variety of texts, including business reports, technical specifications, and educational papers and textbooks.

Acted as interpreter in settings ranging from business meetings and WTO negotiations, to academic workshops and seminars, to hospitals and police stations.

  • Residence QATAR
  • Address 88 Some Street, Some Town
  • e-mail
  • Phone +974 7772 9210
  • Freelance Available

Professional Memberships

2018 - present

2018 - present

ISO 17100:2015 Qualified

MITI; 2016 - present

MITI; 2016 - present

Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting

2010 - present

2010 - present

Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

IATIS; 2008 - present

IATIS; 2008 - present

Member of International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies

2013 - present

2013 - present

Member of the European Society for Translation Studies



SDL TRADOS Certified - Level 2





I provide professional and reliable translation services from and into Arabic and English.

Using different resources and consulting with relevant experts, I can guarantee the quality of the translations. The original formatting of the documents is preserved whenever possible (be it, for example, a PowerPoint presentation, a Front page or an HTML document).

Though I have been for a long time working on different types of texts, I specialise in translating legal, economic and marketing texts.


Factors determining the cost of a project are: the target language, the technicality of the subject, the deadline requirements, and the number of words in the text to be translated.

You can e-mail me a brief description of the document (or a sample of the text) to obtain an estimate of the approximate cost.


20+ Years of Experience


Aug 2019 - Current

Assistant Professor of Translation Studies

Qatar University, Qatar

Aug 2015 - Aug 2019

Assistant Professor of Translation Studies

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

  • Coordinator of Media Translation, Interpreting, and Translation Practicum
  • Responsible for creating and updating departmental college website content in Arabic and English

Sep 2007 - Aug 2015

Teaching Fellow in Arabic and Translation

Durham University, United Kingdom

  • Convener of Arabic 1B (2007–2015) and Interpreting (2013–2015)
  • Arabic Café host (2012–2015)

Apr 2001 - Jul 2006

Assistant Professor of Translation Studies

University of Science and Technology, Yemen

  • Taught graduate-level (MA) Legal Translation, Practical Translation, and Interpreting.
  • Taught undergraduate Arabic.

Freelance Experience

Sep 1995 - Current

Freelance Translator

Self-Employed: Online, United Kingdom, Oman, Yemen

  • Translate educational materials for Sultan Qaboos University (2015–present) and previously for International Baccalaureate Organization (February 2009)
  • Translator and language consultant for Global Connects Language Services, focusing on translating documents for the Scottish Government (March 2014–2016)
  • Translator for K-International at HM Prison Durham, United Kingdom (2011–2012)
  • Extensive experience translating legal documents for Alpha-Omega Language Services (2008–2011), as well as for Simons Rodkin Solicitors (2011) and Language Marketplace UK (2008)
  • Translate marketing, tourism, and website content for Sure Languages (2008–2014), and previously for TRANSXPRESS (2008) and East-West Concepts (2005)
  • Additional clients include the World Trade Organization (WTO), European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Child War Organization, and UK courts and prison services, as well as private and corporate clients

Sep 1995 - Current

Freelance Interpreter

Self-Employed: United Kingdom, Oman, Yemen

  • Interpreter for IMF delegation in Yemen (October 2016)
  • Interpreter for K-International at HM Prison Durham, United Kingdom (2011–2012)
  • Volunteer public service interpreter demonstrating a high level of confidentiality coupled with empathy and outstanding interpersonal communication skills (2007–2015)
  • Complete at least three assignments per month working with people at UK health clinics, hospitals, and police stations, or providing telephone interpreting services

Jul 2006 - Jul 2007

Legal Translator and Interpreter

Yemen WTO Accession Support Project, WTO–German Organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

  • Employed as full-time interpreter during WTO-related seminars and workshops
  • Translated various texts related to trade, legislation, and financial news



Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

University of Durham, United Kingdom


PhD in Translation Studies

University of Manchester, United Kingdom


MSc in Translation Studies

University of Manchester, United Kingdom


BA in Education (English)

Sana’a University, Yemen




English to Arabic

Arabic to English

Editing and proofreading

Website localization

Software localization





Desktop publishing

Project management


Legal translation

Business translation

Finance translation

Interpersonal communication


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+974 7772 9210
Freelance Available

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