Translation 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

Academic 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.